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The Green Solution: AlternativeCleaners for Chemicals Voting Green with Our Dollars and Sustainable Cleansers

VotingGreen with $$$

Thereis a real difference between chemical clean and green clean. What harms us andour planet is chemical clean.

VoteGreen with All $$$

Wevote green with our all of our dollars when:

  • We make our own cleaning materials or, at least, make most of them.
  • We stop using chemical antibacterials.
  • We buy only green products to replace the chemical ones we don’t make ourselves.
  • We do not buy green products from those schizoid companies that also manufacture or market health-destructive or planet-destructive products.
  • We buy few-to-no products that need dry cleaning.

TheFirst Step

Letstake a trip to a store and either buy green cleaning products or the ingredientsto make our own.

BuyWhen we decide to buy green products, there are a few logos we can lookfor to know we are buying green.

Warning:There are some companies that make both environmentally destructive products andgreen products–they might be called the brown/green schizoids of the marketplace.  Clorox is anexample of such a company. Buy fromcompanies that manufacture or distribute only green products.

MakeWhen you decide to make your own green products, here is a basic shopping listfor a first trip to the store:

1. Baking Soda: Available inlaundry section of grocery store. Buy a large container.

  • Cleans and deodorizes.

  • Softens water to increase suds.

  • Increases cleaning power of soap.

  • Good scouring powder.

2. Borax:Available in laundry section of grocery store.

  • Cleans and deodorizes.

  • Excellent disinfectant

  • Softens water.

3. Soap: Availablein grocery stores and health food stores. Only buy soap without syntheticscents, colors, or other additives. Soap is sold as a liquid, flakes, a powderor in bars. Bars can be grated to dissolve more easily in hot water.

  • Biodegrades safely and completely.

  • Non-toxicup

4. Washing Soda:Available in laundry section of grocery store or in pure form from chemicalsupply houses as "sodium carbonate."

  • Cuts grease and removes stains..

  • Disinfects.

  • Softens water.

5. White Vinegar:Buy a large container.

  • Cuts grease.

  • Removes lime.

6. Lemon

  •  Freshens.

  •  Garbage disposal “mouthwash.”

 TheNext Step

Letstry our green cleaners and prove to ourselves that they work. If you need to mixup a batch, find recipes:  

Bathroom 
Disinfectants  
Furniture/Floors   GeneralCleaning   
Kitchen  
Laundry  
Metals    Miscellaneous  
Odors  
Windows/Glass 

The Final Step

Nowits time to clear out the toxic dump site that most of us have in our cabinetsat home.

Letsjust get rid of the worst problems–those cleaners marked "Danger’ or"Poison" and those containing chlorine bleach and ammonia. We can sackthem up and take them to the appropriate county center for hazardous wastes.

Ifthere were a few less toxic chemical cleaners left or one or two we could notpart with this early in the game, we can keep those chemicals outdoors exceptwhen we are using them.

Yes,that pollutes the planet but eventually we will GET IT and our toxic cleaningproducts will all be replaced by a green variety.

Warning:If you have an attached garage, odors and fumes can enter your home.

Schizoid? 

Somecompanies play both ends against the middle by continuing to market chemicalcleaners while also marketing green cleaners. They might even change the brandname to do this more covertly. We could call these brown/green companiesschizoid. Also watch out for the entities that help them market their new greenproduct, probably for money, while disparaging the brown products.

Anexample of a brown/green schizoid company is Clorox. This company makes some ofthe most destructive products on the market–destructive to the planet anddestructive to our health. In recent years, however, Clorox has also decided tomake green products. Apparently they worked out a deal with the Sierra Club tohelp them market their new product by having Sierra Club endorse the newproducts. Ever wonder why an environmentalgroup would endorse a Clorox product?

Whenwe vote with our dollar in the above ways, we help green up the cleaningindustry in general and we also help close down the entities that continue to manufactureor market harmful chemicals. 

Understanding the BrownProblem

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Note: Before using these green cleansers,try them in an unobtrusive place to make certain they do no damage.

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