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The Green Life: Green Spring Cleaning: Save the Paper Towels

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March 24, 2009

Green Spring Cleaning: Save the Paper Towels

Sponge, scrub brush, and cloth ragWith winter behind us, it's time to embrace the season of rejuvenation by reducing clutter and attacking grime. This week we're providing tips to green your spring cleaning and give your home a fresh beginning.

Tip #2: Clean With Reusable Wipes and Scrubbers

Spring cleaning doesn't have to result in a trash can full of used paper towels. Instead, try reusable scrub brushes or homemade cloth cleaning rags. Synthetic sponges are petroleum-derived and can contain triclosan. Greener options for natural sponges include those made of wood-pulp cellulose. Your best bet? Cultivate luffa (a.k.a. "loofah") in your garden and grow your own "sponge gourds."

Share your tips: What do you use to soak up messes and scrub dirty surfaces?

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