We learn more and more each year about our planet and what we can do to help it survive longer and healthier. These mini moves can help make your household a little less wasteful.
- Skip the plastic loofah- When you toss those mesh scrubbers, more plastic ends up in the landfill. But natural fiber loofahs are breeding grounds for bacteria, so try a soft bristle brush or a good old washcloth instead.
- Swap out the clay kitty litter- We get it, the clay litter clumps, is easy to scoop and keeps the house smelling fresh, but it’s not biodegradable, so it sits in a landfill. Cats can be finicky, so try a couple eco-friendly alternatives made of wood, grass seed, corn or walnut shells until you find the one kitty likes best.
- Avoid buying single-use cleaning products- Save money while you save the planet by switching to refillable bottles for cleaning supplies. Then instead of buying a new plastic bottle when you need more hand soap, detergent or counter spray, you can get a concentrate and dilute in a bottle you already own.
- Switch out the plastic toothbrush- We’re supposed to trade toothbrushes out every few months, which creates a lot of household waste. But you can cut down by moving from plastic to a bamboo toothbrush and using your old one for cleaning chores.