People don't typically dispose of cleaning products — they use them up. Empty packages can then be recycled or discarded with other household waste. Unused amounts of cleaning products can generally be safely disposed of down the drain or in the trash.
While you often read advice about making your own home cleaning recipes, there are important safety facts about these recipes to consider. Ignoring these considerations may mean missing some safety assurances, spending more, getting less performance, and even losing the important health benefits of cleaning.
The use of the terms "natural" and "synthetic" to describe cleaning products has led to some confusion among consumers. The best advice is to avoid making assumptions about safety or performance based on a "natural" label alone.
Resource reduction is the conservation of resources and reduction of packaging waste, while continuing to provide performance, value and convenience to the consumer. You too can participate in resource reduction with 4 Ways to Reduce Waste.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a widely used surfactant in cleaning products, cosmetic, and personal care products. SLS's uses in these products have been thoroughly evaluated and determined to be safe for consumers and the environment.