Act for the angelfish by using ocean-friendly cleaners.
A little baking soda, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and other common
household items can go a long way towards keeping your home fresh, clean
and safe, while protecting your own health and the health of our ocean.
Check out these do-it-yourself recipes
for 16 effective ocean-friendly cleaners for the whole house, from the
kitchen to the bathroom and laundry room. Doing it yourself doesn’t take
long and it costs less than regular cleaning products!
Turn the tide for turtles by reducing waste while cleaning.
If you do buy commercial cleaning products, make sure to avoid those
labeled dangerous or poisonous, they likely contain ingredients that can
be deadly for all sorts of life. Instead, purchase non-toxic household
cleaners in concentrated or bulk versions to reduce packaging waste.
Using fewer disposable products benefits the ocean. Save old socks and
shirts to use as washable rags for cleaning and dusting. Paper towel
production costs trees and most times involves bleaching with chlorine that pollutes waterways. Plastics are nearly all oil-based — they pollute our waterways, choke animals and are creating a sea of plastic.
Make a whale of an effort by creating a less hazardous home.
Say "Yes" to a healthier home and a living ocean by making the switch
from toxic products to effective non-toxic and “green” alternatives. In
addition to home cleaners, many homes are full of other hazardous
materials, such as paint, yard chemicals, and pesticides. Learn more
about household hazardous waste. Find the proper recycling centers for
all your household products and dispose of them safely. Batteries are
an example — unless recycled, they end up in landfills and corrode,
leaching poisons into groundwater and local water supplies for years to
come. Consider investing in greener, rechargeable batteries. They cost
more up front, but will save you money over time, and help our ocean