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Everyday sustainability practices that make a big difference!

by Marie-Pierre Berube November 01, 2021

Adopting a sustainable and environmentally friendly attitude is far from complicated. It's something you nurture slowly and is refined one step at a time! Becoming greener is surprisingly inspiring and energizing—and just so contagious! From cleaning up to meal prep and other daily chores, you can make the best possible choices to reduce your ecological footprint. Of course, KLIIN is here to help!

Best products for maintaining a green household

Did you know that the average Canadian family uses 20 to 40 litres of cleaner per year? That's a lot! No longer a surprise to most people, the vast majority of cleaning products are costly and contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Moreover, plastic bottles fill up landfills… and let's not forget about the paper towels, wipes, and similar products with the same fate. That's why highly biodegradable and eco-friendly KLIIN solutions are a must!

If we all implemented just a few small changes, we'd see a massive impact on the environment. Cleaning green is simple!

  1. Replace cleaning products with our TWIST & KLIIN

  2. Reuse and refill bottles

  3. Swap your paper towels for reusable KLIINs

Also, always keep your end-of-life products and waste management strategy top of mind. Do you know your three Rs?

  1. Reduce your use of non-reusable products (long live biodegradable and reusable products!)

  2. Reuse your products or parts of products that would otherwise become waste (be creative!)

  3. Recycle (check the Recyc-Québec website for some tips!)

See? There is nothing complicated in adopting eco-friendly practices, even when it comes to major cleaning projects!

Think about food waste!

Fostering a greener mindset begins with your consumption choices and then proceeds with your lifestyle habits. Remember, simple actions can have an enormous impact. For instance, did you know that Quebec reported a total of 5.4 million tonnes of waste in 2018? Again, this is huge!

And a large part of this waste volume comes from packaged food products. As consumers, it's our responsibility to ensure waste ends up in the right place. Back to the 3 Rs: recycle the packaging that bears the logo, reuse the containers, and opt for products with eco-responsible packaging. Undoubtedly, meal prep plays a big part in our environmental practices.

When disposing of waste, think of the bin colour: trash, recycling, or compost? Only 46% of Quebecers adhere to this practice, which turns out to be a powerful eco-responsible habit to adopt!

Did you know that all KLIIN products are biodegradable and designed to be as compact as possible?

And what about your eco-mindset? What are some of the choices you make to support the planet?

The greenest possible daily tasks

Laundry, dishes... no one escapes the humdrum of daily chores. But you can still make a smart decision when it comes to your to-do list. First, choose condensed formulas. To minimize waste and reduce the amount of large plastic containers that end up in landfills or recycling plants, KLIIN offers compact products such as Biodegradable Laundry Detergent Sheets and Dishwashing Paste.

The majority of products under your kitchen sink are made up of 70% water and only 30% cleaning solution. Yet again, this is huge! Consider the host of alternatives to reduce water waste, emissions from product transportation, and the impact of non-biodegradable soaps on our soils.

Finally, be smart with sink scrubbing and fill your dishwater and laundry machine all the way before running them! Here are a few tips:

  1. Fill one side of the sink with hot soapy water, then the second with cold water. Rinse clean cutlery in cold water instead of running the tap.

  2. Choose KLIIN reusable paper towels as a rag or tea towel. They're made from 100% natural fibres and hold up to 15 times their weight in water.

  3. When the time comes, avoid cleaning your KLIIN reusable paper towels in the sink. Instead, add them to a laundry load or even your dishwasher to optimize soap and water usage. They're machine washable up to 300 times!

Changing your habits isn't rocket science! Every day, eco-responsible actions truly reduce your footprint. Moreover, you'll take pride in making a real difference. Don't be surprised—there's a good chance everyone around you will want to follow your lead!

Marie-Pierre Berube
Marie-Pierre Berube


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