How to embrace green cleaning techniques with the help of bamboo?
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Bamboo is the world’s fastest-growing plant, reaching maturity in just 3-5 years. It is renowned for its strength and versatility, which is why it’s now used in everything from flooring to furniture and homewares. And it’s not just the hardy composition of bamboo that makes it such an appealing choice for green-minded consumers: it also has a much lower environmental impact than other materials, such as plastics or timber.
As well as being incredibly tough, bamboo has some other notable qualities that make it a great choice for cleaning products. Bamboo grows naturally without any fertilizers or pesticides, leaving no traces of harmful chemicals on the surface of the material. It means that when you use a bamboo product to clean your home, you won’t be introducing any nasty chemicals into your home either.
What’s more, bamboo is naturally antimicrobial and anti-bacterial – something that makes it an ideal choice when you’re cleaning products with surfaces like toilet seats or kitchen countertops that can easily harbor bacteria.
Bamboo and plant-based cleaners
Bamboo is an incredibly sustainable resource and one that can also be used as an effective natural cleaner. Bamboo absorbs smells, and it is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, making it very hygienic. And by using a 100% biodegradable bamboo cloth rather than traditional cleaning materials such as microfibre, you will be making a positive impact on the planet.
To get your house sparkling, try these hacks for bamboo mop heads:
Use hot water or add 1/2 cup white vinegar to 2 liters of warm water. It makes a great all-purpose cleaner for hard floors and surfaces. You can also use this to clean windows – just leave them to dry naturally or wipe over with a second damp microfibre cloth.
Bamboo: the secret to green cleaning
Bamboo is an amazing cleaning product – it’s sustainable, durable, and reusable. That is why bamboo is becoming one of the most popular eco-friendly products around. It can replace many of your everyday cleaning essentials such as sponges, paper towels, and plastic bottles.
Bamboo is a great alternative to plastic because it’s biodegradable and 100% sustainable. It’s also naturally antibacterial, meaning you can use it for longer without worrying about germs and bacteria spreading.
Useful green-cleaning tips
– Make your all-purpose cleaners. That is super simple – all you need is white vinegar, water, and perhaps some essential oils (for scent). Put it in a spray bottle and voilà! It’s the perfect green cleaning solution for cleaning almost anything in your home – it’ll disinfect surfaces, remove dirt, grease, and grime.
-Cut down on paper towels. Paper towels may seem like an easy option, but they aren’t great for the environment. Instead, we recommend using bamboo towels that you can wash and reuse over and over again – they’re more sustainable than paper ones, and they last longer too!
-Use baking soda. A secret weapon for absorbing odors, this is the easiest way to get rid of smells in your fridge, food containers, and even your shoes. A paste made with just a little water can clean up everything from baked-on food to rust stains from sinks and pots.
Bamboo is becoming an increasingly common choice
While it’s easy to assume that the only way to house cleaning is with a chemical-laden product, more and more brands (or brands adapting their products) are coming out with natural solutions to our cleaning conundrums. But when it comes to embracing green cleaning, we need to go right back to basics, using products that are as natural and as sustainable as possible.
Enter bamboo. A miracle ingredient in everything from baby wipes to makeup sponges, bamboo is also an awesome resource for green cleaning. Bamboo fibers have naturally antibacterial properties, meaning you can use them on their own to pick up dirt – or use a bamboo cloth dampened with water for a deeper clean. They’re also highly absorbent and super durable, so you can use them again and again.
When it comes to making your home sparkle without harming the planet, it doesn’t get much better than that!
Bamboo has many benefits in daily cleaning
Bamboo is a resilient and renewable material which makes it an ideal fabric for cleaning products. It is also naturally antibacterial, meaning that bamboo cloths will not only be kinder to the environment but also to your home.
Here are some of the best ways you can use bamboo cloths in your home:
Reusable kitchen roll. How much money do you spend on kitchen rolls every month? Now imagine if you could get rid of it – and replace it with a sturdy, reusable bamboo cloth that you can use over and over again. It not only saves you money, but it also helps the environment!
Window cleaning. Bamboo clothes are perfect for cleaning windows and mirrors. Not only do they pick up the dirt rather than pushing it around like paper towels tend to do, but they’re excellent at absorbing water too, so you won’t be left with streaks on your windows when you’re finished either.
Laundry aids. Do you still use dryer sheets? Well, stop now! Bamboo clothes make great alternatives to dryer sheets – just pop them in the dryer along with your clothes. You have fresh smelling clothes without the need for chemical-laden dryer sheets.
Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, and her ultimate passion is art and architecture. She is also a bibliophile and her favorite book is “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.