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Prepping this price comparison was a bit of an eye opener to be honest. It’s about 2.5 years since I bought any cleaning products from a supermarket and I didn’t realise how cheap they were. If you were to look solely at price for these products I could understand why someone would think that sticking with the ‘regular’ products over the eco ones was better for them. But I will still argue the point: All of the eco products I compared will last almost twice as long as the non-eco counterparts. Some may last 3-4 times longer (the washing up brushes/scrapers etc). This would mean then that comparatively, there isn’t a great difference in price. If you were to buy the non-eco products in these comparisons, guestimating that they last one month each, you will have 7-8 pieces of plastic EACH MONTH, just from washing up! Let’s take a look…

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During the March focus of Greener Cleaning, I have done a lot of research on common household cleaning products and the chemicals they contain. The side effects of some of them are really quite staggering, I wanted to share them with you. Environmental Impact: Detergents are all now biodegradable, though some may break down quicker than others, but they often contain chemicals which may cause problems. Phosphates can cause eutrophication, upsetting the balance of nutrients in rivers and streams, while many products also contain enzymes, bleaches, brighteners and perfumes. Triclosan is an anti-microbial chemical that is used as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent found in soaps, detergents, and other disinfectants. During water treatment to remove Triclosan, other chemicals are formed which are incredible harmful to aquatic life. Most notably, Triclosan has been found in aquatic snails and algae. Ammonia is a disinfecting chemical used in cleaning products such as floor…

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The focus for this chat is – Greener Cleaning. This is to tie in with a new monthly focus for Eco Living Ideas, so I thought it would be a great place to kick-start the focus and share some information. We will cover: What is Greener Cleaning The health implications of using “regular” cleaning products The environmental impact of man-made cleaning products Some safe, easy and affordable switches Watch the video replay below or scroll down for a rough transcript. What is Greener Cleaning Greener cleaning is all about being conscious of the cleaning products you are using in your home, on your car and anywhere else you may clean. We need to be so conscious of the products we use, and I’m not just talking about which toilet cleaner or kitchen spray. I mean what sponges, cloths, laundry powder and such as well. All of these things can contain…

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The time has come for a new monthly focus and this is going to be a big one! Cleaning products came up trumps on my poll of what you wanted me to cover this month, so here we are – and boy is it going to be good! I already stock a range of products which make cleaning more eco-friendly, purse friendly and easier but I am also adding 5 BRAND NEW products to the line-up which I am certain you will love! So come along this eco cleaning journey with me this month. As always I will give you facts, figures, price comparisons and beautiful, GOOD, eco products to make the transition to a greener lifestyle even easier.