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What is Water Conservation and Can I Make a Difference?

What is Water Conservation and Can I Make a Difference?

When it comes to taking care of the environment, the term “water conservation” is often used, but what is it, exactly? The term water conservation can be used to describe efforts made to reduce the amount of water used in homes, businesses (and anywhere else), as well as efforts to recycle waste water for other purposes such as manufacturing, irrigation, or cleaning.

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Water conservation can be beneficial in a variety of ways.  For example, water management – water purification, water diversion, etc. – uses a significant amount of energy.  This energy usage could be decreased by efforts to conserve water rather than using water in a wasteful manner.  Ideally, water should only be used at a rate that does not take more water out of the natural ecosystem than can be naturally replaced.  By doing so, natural habitats are preserved, which benefits the environment overall.

Conserving water is something everyone can take part in.  There are opportunities in every household to cut down on the amount of water used and the pollutants that enter the water system.  For example, using energy efficient washing machines and dishwashers helps reduce the amount of water used, and often cuts down on the amount of soap needed to get things clean.  Take a step further and invest in detergent-free laundry systems that help clean your laundry without the use of soaps and chemicals that can end up in the water supply and harm the environment.  Taking steps like this in your home helps you and helps the environment.

Not only is it important to reduce the amount of water used, but to protect the fresh water supply by keeping it clean and healthy.  Everyone can make sure that they are using environmentally friendly products to help avoid putting harmful chemicals and other waste products into the water supply.

Vollara cares about creating products that make environmental sense.  Our products are designed to make the lives of humans easier while still being responsible stewards of our beautiful environment.

 

Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Around the Home

Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Around the Home

Using eco-friendly cleaners around your home can be as good for the environment as it is for your home. While the harsh chemicals commonly found in many popular cleaning products may be effective at removing stains and dirt, they have the potential to damage home and cause health problems for you and your family. If you’re trying to make your home healthier, you may want to consider switching to more eco-friendly cleaners.eco-friendly cleaners

Many common household items can be used as environmentally friendly cleaners: baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice, for example. But if you prefer more convenient methods, commercially produced plant-based cleaners are available with fewer harmful chemicals than traditional cleaners.

There are packaged eco-friendly cleaning products for nearly every type of household cleaning, including the laundry. Plant-based stain removers are designed to be gentle on fabrics while still being tough on stains. Specially formulated with powerful ingredients to penetrate fabrics, plant-based stain removers can break up and remove even the toughest stains, like traditional cleaners, but without the need for harsh chemicals. Look for eco-friendly cleaning products designed to work well in all temperatures, especially if you plan to use when washing in cold water. Products that are safe to use on both colorfast washables and whites are preferable, and as with traditional cleaners, it is always important to follow the directions on the package before use.
By using eco-friendly cleaners, fewer harsh chemicals ultimately end up in the environment, and that’s good for all of us. Many concentrated eco-friendly products can be cost effective as well since you may be able to use less than you would with other cleaners.

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