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.