Earth Days Are Easy
Lest you somehow forget it’s Earth Day (Earth Week, Earth Year, whatever) and Mayor Miller gives you a hall pass on the 20-Minute Toronto Makeover, you still have some spring cleaning to do. And so, the good environmentally-friendly folks at ECOgent have developed a residential version of their industrial cleaning product, which contains 100% natural ingredients and is free of phosphates, dyes, perfumes and pesticides. It’s so safe, you can practically drink it – though Torontoist doesn’t recommend this (try an Earth-tini instead). For about thirty bucks, the new Household Cleaning Kit, certified by Environment Canada’s Environmental Choice Program, can be picked up at retailers around the city, or ordered online here. Best of all, the product’s standard-issue packaging doesn’t pander to yuppie aesthetics and middle-class eco-guilt with soft-focus flowers or clip-art waterfalls. In fact, the bottle isn’t even remotely stylish. It’s even quite possibly ugly. But it works.