Marvi recently went rafting to enjoy the wonders of a river from a different perspective.
Its beauty, fierce and the wonderful scenery helped reflecting on how important it is to preserve all of this.
Water pollution isn’t just a problem in the sea, but local waters are suffering too, often from pollutants found in common household products.
Not polluting our local environment it is not just the responsibility of big industries but also ours. Sometimes it is just a matter to start somewhere to help reduce our impact like doing less laundry or don’t buy synthetic clothing to reduce the amount of micro plastic. Have you eve heard of it? They are broken-down plastic waste, synthetic fibres and beads found also in personal hygiene products. They are mistaken for food and ingested by fish and other aquatic animals.
Another small step would be avoiding anti bacterial products like hand gel or toothpaste that contain agents such as triclosan, which mimics the hormone estrogen in animals and can inhibit their reproductive systems and ability to swim. Crazy uh? These are just a few tips but the list of things we can do to help the environment is long. We just need to ask ourselves more often how we can make another step toward a plastic free world.
This Sunday 22nd of April, Earth Day will mobilise the world to End Plastic Pollution in the effort to eliminate single-use plastic and to raise awareness on health and other risks associated with the use and disposal of plastics.
Just today The Guardian published an article saying that according to a recent research cleaning products are a big source of urban air pollution.
So we thought of sharing some useful tips on how to reduce household emissions by using natural cleaning products.
Salt is perfect for scrubbing. The grit from salt has sandblasting properties to reduce and remove built up scum. Try to pour a half cup of salt down clogged drains. After run warm water for a few minutes so it works its way through the system.
You can also use salt to remove grease from pans. Just sprinkle a teaspoon and then clean with a wet sponge.
Lemon is great to remove hard water stains. Try to rub half of a lemon over stained sinks. Give another squeegee for an extra shine.
If you want to remove odours from your hand after cutting garlic or onions just wash your hands with some water and lemon and they will be restored to their natural aroma.
To remove extra tough grease just add few drops of lemon juice to your dish soap to clean pans and pots.
3) Olive Oil
Olive Oil is great for polishing, try to use one drop on a clean cloth to make your shoes shine.
It can also help remove stickers or price tags. Last but not least, try to use to polish and shine metal. Just use few drops on a cotton cloth.
We hope you enjoyed the reading..we wish you a greener and happier cleaning!