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12 August 2014

Taking a look at the environmental and economic aspects of cleaning

If you are wondering what your impact on the earth is overall, you will likely feel that it is fairly insignificant, and in the extreme size of the universe and whatever is beyond it, you certainly are, but that has little bearing on your duty as a resident of planet earth. The time that humans spend on earth, at least in the modern era is governed by economy, and the link between living life and earning money is inextricably linked in our make-up, as without one, you can’t do the other, at least not in the ways that humans are used to living now. It is interesting therefore to notice that there is a certain paradox in the fact that humans spend their lives working so that they can live better, and in living better, tend to contribute whole heatedly towards destroying the place that they so happily call home. The planet that we live on has become a right, and the vandalism that the human race has inflicted on the earth over the last few hundred years suggests that very soon we will not be able to call it home so comfortably.

cleaningNowadays it is more important than ever to ensure that you take note of how you contribute to the future of mankind on this planet. As of yet, there are few other planets that could remotely support life as we know it, and with the speed at which the earth is deteriorating, it would be a miracle if the human race manages to get off this rock intact. So, how does this relate to your domestic cleaning? The fact of the matter is that the way that people buy their cleaning products has a marked impact on the earth’s livelihood. You will likely realize that many of the products that you purchase for cleaning are made from plastics, and they are not exactly designed to withstand serious use, nor do they stand to last very long, even when treated well. Sponges and J-cloths are all made to be thrown away after a few uses as well, which essential feeds a cycle of creation and destruction, though because plastics are made how they are, the destruction is not actually one of ridding the planet of the thing itself, it merely goes elsewhere to sit around for the next thousand years, most likely on a landfill site, or in the sea, where it can be a danger to sea life.

In order to ensure that this cycle to not play out over the rest of mankind’s doomed existence, it is essential that you are able to make changes in your buying habits when it comes to the cleaning. You should find that being a little more investigative with what, how and where you buy your cleaning materials, as well as other things, will mean that your things last longer, serve you better, and can be recycled or decompose. Using a wooden mop, or a metal bucket, simply means that your tools will be much strider, and will likely have been made and sourced in the same country as you are in (or at least you can make sure it was) and this means that you are reducing the air miles that it took for you to come to own the thing itself. Being more aware of how your money is spent, and what tat spending actually pays for is important.

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