Clean green: Top 5 eco friendly cleaning tips

Do you practise eco friendly cleaning? Nine out of ten Australian consumers and businesses are worried about the environment and sustainability. Are you part of the 50% who feel they’re doing their fair share to protect our planet? 

Follow our five small and simple eco friendly cleaning tips for greener home cleaning that also does right by the environment. 

Choose a sustainable cleaner

One cleaner is better than three – for our convenience and for the planet too. Select a product that you can use all around the home that’s made from sustainable resources.

Diggers Multi-Purpose Surface Cleaner’s ethanol formula is perfect for cleaning and disinfecting all non-porous surfaces, but won’t harm the environment or contribute to toxic waste.

Bring the outdoors inside

We spend over 90% of our time indoors. As a result, poor air quality is having a major impact on our health. While air fresheners and air conditioning may make rooms smell nicer and feel cooler, they can mask or exacerbate indoor air pollution while also contributing to waste and excess energy use. 

Simply opening your windows and letting fresh outdoor air inside can have a profound effect on reducing airborne contaminants in your home.

Refill your cleaning bottles

130,000 tonnes of plastic makes its way to the ocean from Australian homes every year. Much of it will take hundreds of years to break down.

Rather than discarding your cleaner bottle after a single use (which is what happens to 95% of packaging), reuse it to help minimise plastic going to waterways and landfill. Diggers Multi-Purpose Surface Cleaner is available in 1 litre refills to reduce waste.

Ditch the paper towels

Paper towels consume vast amounts of resources and generate considerable pollution during production. Because they’re both single-use and non-recyclable, paper towels also add to deforestation and our growing waste problem.

Microfiber cloths lift and hold dirt and liquids in specially made fibers. This means that they clean more effectively than paper towels. Properly maintained and washed each week, a microfiber cloth can hygienically clean the surfaces in your home for years. 

Declutter thoughtfully

Australian households generate over 12 million tonnes of waste a year – and that figure is growing. Decluttering your home is satisfying, but are you stuck in a cycle of “buying and tossing” without even realising?

Try to think of new uses for an item or donate it to others who may need it, rather than throwing it away. Before you buy something, also take a moment to think about whether you really need it.