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How to clean your home and live more sustainably

(BPT) - Do you want to live more sustainably but don't know where to start? Leading a sustainable life doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, you can make a difference right at home. This Earth Month, celebrate by taking stock of products you use every day that may contribute to worldwide pollution: cleaning supplies.

The problem with traditional cleaning supplies

Many traditional cleaning supplies can be harmful to the planet. When cleaning supplies enter water systems with harsh chemicals, they can cause harm to animal and plant life. Cleaning products also typically come in single-use plastic containers that don't get recycled correctly or get thrown out, adding to the 350 million metric tons of plastic produced worldwide every year.

Thankfully, many companies like Tru Earth - a Certified B Corp - are helping save the planet by offering home cleaning products that are packaged in recyclable cardboard, preventing the need for single-use and short-lived plastic jugs.

Are you ready to keep your home and the planet clean? Then check out these easy product swaps you can make to go green while cleaning your clothing, kitchen and bathroom.

1. Laundry products

From the packaging they come in to the pollution produced by transporting them, laundry products can create a lot of harmful waste. Instead of buying your regular jug of liquid detergent or softener, opt for products like Tru Earth Eco-Strips®.

Tru Earth Eco-Strips laundry detergent and fabric softeners make laundry and other household chores easier while helping reduce plastic pollution with recyclable cardboard packaging rather than large plastic jugs. The innovative strips have prevented nearly 200 million single-use plastic containers from entering landfills and oceans!

Say goodbye to washing your clothing with parabens, phosphates, dyes and chlorine. These Eco-Strips® are free from harsh chemicals other cleaning brands use and are also vegan-friendly.

Just because these ingredients are kinder to the planet doesn't mean you have to compromise on clean clothing. The laundry detergent strips tackle stains, revealing your clothing's vibrant colors and even restoring radiant whites. Meanwhile, the fabric softener strips reduce wrinkles and add a pleasant scent to your laundry.

Best of all, Tru Earth Eco-Strips® simplify doing laundry. No need to measure or clean up liquid detergent. One strip can easily clean one load of laundry. And, these convenient strips work in hot or cold water and all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency ones.

2. Kitchen products

The kitchen is another area in your house where you can swap traditional cleaning products for more sustainable solutions. Whether you're cleaning your counters, dinner table or appliances, you're likely using multi-surface cleaners that came in a plastic bottle.

Ditch the plastic and instead use Tru Earth Eco-Strips Multi-Surface Cleaner. All you need to clean the surfaces in your home is one strip, a glass spray bottle and hot water. Just like the laundry strips, the multi-surface strips are made with cleaner ingredients free from harsh chemicals.

Need to mop your kitchen floors? No problem. Just toss a strip into a bucket of hot water and soon enough, you'll have a clean, lemon-scented floor that you can be proud of.

3. Bathroom products

The multi-surface strips aren't limited to kitchen use. You can also use them to clean your bathroom sink and floor. However, when cleaning your toilet, opt for Tru Earth Eco-Strips Toilet Bowl Cleaner.

Toss a strip into your toilet bowl. Wait a few minutes for it to dissolve, and then stir the water with your toilet brush. The ingredients are safer for the planet and its recyclable packaging means you're helping prevent the need for unnecessary single-use and short-lived plastic in the home.

Tru Earth's critical cause is to make true lasting change that helps save the planet. Not only are the products you buy good for the planet, but they also do good. For every $25 of Tru Earth products purchased anywhere in the world, online or in-store, the company will donate laundry detergent for 1 person in need for an entire month. To date, Tru Earth has donated nearly 40 million Eco-Strips®, or loads of laundry, to people in need.

Create a healthier home and environment for you and everyone else. By making smarter choices with the household products you use, you can make a difference. To learn more about Tru Earth and its critical cause, visit Tru.Earth.

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