Saturday, 27 July 2013

Sustainability at Home

Cleaner water, flawless home 

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The use of toxic cleaners is causing UK water quality to plummet as the nitrogen-rich mixtures flow into water bodies, proving problematic for aquatic life and water itself. To lessen further reduction in water quality, use items in your cupboard: white vinegar kills bacteria on mirrors and windows; deodorise fridges and freezers with baking soda; use lemon juice to eliminate bacteria lurking on walls and floors. What’s in it for you? You can reduce your expenditure on cleaning agents whilst sustaining a clean home!

(US Environmental Protection Agency 2010)

By Action 21 volunteer Ellen Kane