What Can You Do To Help And Protect The Earth?

by City Maid Green
(Orlando, FL)

1.Dispose of hazardous household cleaning supplies responsibly. To get more information on disposing hazardous material
properly, contact your local or state department of solid waste.

2.Encourage businesses and community leaders to organize a hazardous household cleaning supplies waste program, if your community doesn’t have one.

3.Inspire people to reduce their dependence on hazardous chemical cleaners

4.Support companies that make and/or sell products.

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Do You Know The Dangerous Chemicals In Your Household Cleaners?

by City Maid Green
(Orlando, FL)

Phosphate: It is generally found in laundry detergents and causes algae bloom which harms fish and aquatic plants. Phosphate produces certain chemicals that are deadly to animals and people who drink water.

Trisodium nitrilotriacetate: This is a possible carcinogen that is also contained in laundry detergent. It has the ability to upset the elimination of metals in waste water treatment facilities.

Napthas and Mineral spirits: Found in furniture polish and considered hazardous waste. The mineral spirits slowly break down and infect the air and water.

Sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide: Are located in drain cleaners, and causes the pH of water to change and therefore kills fish.

Ammonia, Sodium hypochlorite, and trisodium phosphate: These chemicals are found in all-purpose cleaners and can irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and throat. Some all-purpose cleaners contain a sweet smell which attracts animals and can poison them.


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Save Trees! Save Your Money! Go Paper Towel-less

by City Maid Green
(Orlando, FL)

Did you know as many as 51,000 trees per day are required to replace the number of paper towels that are discarded every day?

Not only are our paper products filling 40% of our landfill but paper towels are manufactured by using chlorine therefore producing carcinogenic dioxins and furans.

How can one become Eco-friendly, and also accomplish cleaning efficiently?

1.Use Sponge Cloths: Not only can it be used countless times, but it is also 100% biodegradable. Just throw it in the laundry when it gets dirty, and over its lifetime it has saved you money but also saved energy and resources.

2.Use Cloth Towels: Using cloth towels saves more energy and creates less greenhouse gases compared to paper towels.

3.Use recycled Paper Towels: If you must use paper towels, then grab for the ones with recycled content.

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