ZERO WASTE WEEK 2018 – NON TOXIC TUESDAY

Create your own environmentally friendly cleaning products from items like baking soda, salt, white vinegar, lemon juice and borax. Here are some recipes to get you started:

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Glass and Mildew Cleaner

Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, spray on glass or mildew to clean (if glass, wipe clean with newspaper). An alternate version if you are sensitive to the smell of vinegar is: mix 1 quart warm water with 1/4 cup white vinegar or 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

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Drain Opener

Dissolve 1 cup baking soda and 1 cup white vinegar in boiling water and pour down the drain. Continue to flush with hot tap water until the clog breaks. Flush drain with boiling water weekly to avoid buildup.

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All Purpose Cleaner

Mix together 1 quart warm water, 1 teaspoon liquid soap, 1 teaspoon borax and 1/4 cup white vinegar. Put in a spray bottle and use on counters, floors, walls, carpets, upholstery, etc.


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Linoleum and Tile Floor Cleaner

Mix 1 gallon hot or warm water with 1/2 cup vinegar.