Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on what can be changed in our routines today, to help contribute to a greener world tomorrow. Eco-friendly opportunities and alternatives are present for both everyday consumers, as well as manufacturers, to change one thing about their routine which can create a rippling impact on the environment. Are you ready to make your Earth Day resolution?
Big or Small, What Have You Done to “Go Green” lately?
Here at EcoLink, we specialize in providing large-scale, eco-friendly chemical solutions to large and mid sized businesses. We also take this initiative home with us everyday, where the impact of everyday consumers doing household cleaning can not be understated as an avenue of improvement. Whether it be an individual using more reusable alternatives vs. throwaway materials or household products to replace harsher commercially sold chemicals, today we’re going to explore three ways that you may or may not have examined that can make an impact on the environment as a whole and are simple Earth Day resolutions to make.
Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaning Alternative
Try to forego the cycle of a monthly Drano fix to alleviate a shower drain that’s prone to clogging. As an alternative to the harsher consumer grade product, elect to try a remedy with two household items: vinegar and baking soda. In conjunction with hot water, these two items will save the occasional extra trip to the store, while also reducing the consumption of a harsher chemical. Of course, a serious clog will require a more serious response, but this works well as a quick solution to keep water draining smoothly. Another tip: You can also use these same items for an all-purpose household cleaner.
In terms of re-usable everyday items, there are many practical uses that are good for the environment and make life easier on you. For instance, if you drink a lot of water throughout the day, make a point of using a re-usable, BPA free bottle — this helps to reduce waste and cost. With a larger bottle, you can also save on trips to the water fountain. The principle here can easily be applied to other areas, like utilizing reusable grocery bags and washable rags and napkins in your home. In the case of washable rags, they are often more efficient at cleaning than their paper counterparts and will continue to be useful long after a paper towel roll expires.
Going paperless is more the norm now than ever, but there are ways to improve in this area that go beyond electronic bills and receipts as well. According to CatalogChoice, taking the time to unsubscribe from several soliciting services that fill up your mailbox weekly can help curb the “More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are mailed to U.S. households each year.” Most companies will respect your request to be removed from their mailing lists or opt for online billing.
Look to EcoLink for your Earth Day Resolution
As part of our Earth Day resolution, we’ve reviewed a few alternatives with you that can help make everyday actions and chores easier while contributing to an overall positive impact on the environment.
At EcoLink, we strive to apply our principles of providing environmentally conscious products to our customers, into our personal lives as well. As a business, we leverage our collective experience and expertise to save customers effort as well as cost, while thinking environmentally forward to benefit the Earth at large. Contact EcoLink today for a free consultation for your business’ industrial solvent and degreaser needs and start your eco-friendly journey by making an Earth Day resolution.