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Ways to Make Your Spring Cleaning Eco-Friendly

When is the last time you considered how to apply eco-friendly habits to your cleaning regimen? It's easy to disregard your cleaning products when everything goes into the trash, but many of those products are toxic to the environment. They may also be toxic to your guests.

Eco-friendly spring cleaning involves using biodegradable supplies, avoiding plastics, and discarding things like electronics and chemicals in a responsible manner. It sounds complicated at first, but it gets much easier once you've set up a routine. Here's how to get started with your green cleaning.

Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Supplies

First, see if the products you're using are eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Things like aerosol cans and chlorine bleaches are harmful to the environment, regardless of how effective they are. Luckily, there are plenty of eco-friendly cleaners to choose from.

Or, if you’re feeling very ambitious, you can even make your own cleaning solutions for home use! (Homemade products are not recommended for commercial use due to important safety standards and the need to have all ingredients and accurate material safety data.)

Avoid Disposable Cleaning Products

One of the easiest cleaning tips is to avoid single use products when you can. These include things like single-use wipes, paper towels, and plastic bags. Consider using reusable towels and wipes instead. Anything plastic is difficult to recycle, and paper bags are a much better alternative.

Along the same lines, utilizing compostable and biodegradable containers for your restaurant helps keep polystyrene foam and plastic containers out of landfills. A great option are our containers made from molded fiber. Check out our collection of molded fiber, included no added PFAS options here.

Discard Clutter Responsibly

It is very common to have a lot of trash and clutter to get rid of after your spring cleaning. However, the worst thing you can do is to just toss everything in the garbage bin together. Always make sure to separate your recyclables from the trash. Furthermore, you'll want to group these recyclables based on their material. How you separate them will also depend on how your city and county handle recyclables.

In general, you should separate them into the following categories:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Electronics

You'll also need to make sure that the plastics you include can be recycled.

Hire a Green Household and Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning Company

Finally, make sure that any cleaning service you hire is provided by a green cleaning company. They should specifically state that they are eco-friendly and use products that cause as little harm to the environment as possible.

Earth-friendly cleaning may involve using less water during the process, limiting energy usage, and avoiding perfumed products.

If the company does not state on its website that they are eco-friendly, you can always call and ask what kinds of products they use.

Get Started on Your Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

Whether you do it yourself or hire a cleaning service, it's a good idea to adopt eco-friendly spring cleaning as part of your routine. Use cleaning products made from ingredients that won't harm the environment. Avoid single-use items where possible, like wipes or plastics.

If you do need something eco-friendly and disposable, then CiboWares has you covered. We stock all your eco-friendly food service disposable items from tableware to takeout containers and more.

Contact us with any questions and check out our products online.