The good, the bad, and the ugly?
Taking a page from the Treehugging Family I (N.) decided to do a little cleaning product audit. Above is all the (mostly) biodegradable, not tested on animal products we have already switched to. I won’t say non-toxic because you still aren’t supposed to swallow or get any of them in your eyes. Below are all the traditional products that we still have around. You will probably notice that we have some duplicate products. It’s not because we switched to green products before using the traditional ones it’s that we combined households and ended up with duplicates. We are going to use up what we can before we move and then freecycle the rest. I feel very strongly that we need to use what we have or properly dispose of it before switching to a new product but I don’t intend to bring all these chemicals across the country with me in a move.I’ve already blogged about how much we love the Seventh Generation dishwasher detergent although I found out it is not biodegradable so once we’ve used it up I’m going to look for a greener alternative. In the future we plan on blogging about each of our greener alternatives. Over all I think we are doing better, we have already started switching to safer alternatives and plan on switching the rest in the future. I haven’t had any problems with the greener alternatives and I appreciate that they don’t have the strong smell that a lot of traditional cleaners have. How many traditional products are still in your house? How many “green”?