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DIY WHERE POS­SI­BLE

"An­other way to re­duce the amount of waste your house­hold cre­ates is sim­ply to buy fewer con­sum­able prod­ucts each month," says Goslett. Clean­ing prod­ucts are a prime ex­am­ple of un­nec­es­sary con­sum­able items we con­tin­u­ally pur­chase - from fur­ni­ture pol­ish in each scent in the range, to dust­ing cloths in three dif­fer­ent shades of pink. There are so many sim­ple clean­ing so­lu­tions that you can mix in a re­us­able glass con­tainer at home that will save all the waste that would have been cre­ated if you had pur­chased the de­ter­gent. White vine­gar di­luted in wa­ter, for ex­am­ple, is great for clean­ing all sorts of sur­faces as its acid­ity is strong enough to dis­solve dirt, soap scum and hard wa­ter de­posits with­out mark­ing the sur­face.

"Go­ing green is not al­ways the eas­i­est thing to do. Then again, noth­ing worth do­ing nor­mally is. It will take a while to get used to th­ese new habits, but the long-term ef­fects will make it en­tirely worth the ef­fort," Goslett con­cludes.

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