Small Tweaks To Make Your Home Less Wasteful

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.

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