Reducing single-use plastic and making your household cleaning supplies more sustainable can be a bit of a challenge. I’ve been making Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray for some time, but there are occasions when I could do with an even quicker and equally as effective solution. When I was asked to give new sustainable brand NeerSol products a try, I was more than happy to give them a go. NeerSol dehydrated cleaning products, come in nifty little cleaning tablets, that just require you to add tap water. No need to buy plastic refill packs, ship water, make space to store it, all jolly efficient.
90% of products made from plastic are ‘SINGLE USE’– Solving the plastic problem; Christopher J Rhodes
Say no to single-use plastic
We all know the horrors of plastic, you can’t walk down the canal side, visit a beach or park in the UK without witnessing plastic bottles and packets littering the place. Globally, plastic manufacturing is one of the highest energy consuming industries, so has a serious carbon footprint. According to a study done by Surfers Against Sewage, everyday about 8 million pieces of plastic end up in the ocean and to add to that a UN Environment report stated that only 9% of plastic waste ever produced has been recycled, which is pretty mind-blowing! So, that bottle of pop you drink after swimming when you were a kid- that’s probably still floating around somewhere.
However, a regular PET bottle and spray trigger lasts longer than you think. You can re-use and bring a regular spray bottle back to life which otherwise would have gone into a landfill. Alternatively you can invest in a glass spray bottle from Baldwins. Just refill with water and drop in a cleaning tablet.
One of the greatest things about the refill tablets are the fact that hardly need any storage space at all. They come in small boxes, so can be popped in to the cupboard alongside your spray bottles. So if you’re pushed for storage space, it’s a win. A pack of 4 tablets makes 1.4 litres of solution.
If you’re like me and love buying in bulk, NeerSol non-toxic cleaning tablets are 99% smaller than an equivalent liquid-based cleaning product, so you can definitely buy in bulk without sacrificing your precious storage space. The fact that the tablets are dehydrated mean that less carbon is emitted during the shipping, however they are made in India so do have a carbon footprint, but this is much reduced when compared to traditional cleaning products.
8million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans every day*– Surfers Against Sewage
As well as avoiding single-use plastic, it’s also paramount to consider the ingredients used to make your household cleaning products. This is one of the major considerations in our home.
Non-toxic cleaning made simple
When it comes to cleaning products, regular sprays can be packed with toxic chemicals that are harmful for your families health and the environment. Strong formulations that are highly acidic or highly alkaline can also damage your furniture and the surface areas around your home. The NeerSol non-toxic cleaning products are mild eco-friendly and effective for everyday cleaning.
The All-Purpose Cleaning Tablets are made using dehydrated ingredients, including; Plant-based sulfate-free anionic surfactant and are perfumed using natural essential oils.
If you want to get one product that helps you reduce carbon footprint of your cleaning supplies, then NeerSol Cleaning Tablets are great and well worth checking out. If you’re interested, you can sign up to be notified about when their full product range launches. With the NeerSol tablets you can save storage space, save the environment, reduce single-use-plastic waste, and lower your carbon footprint.