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Clean the kitchen while reducing our impact on the environment

The kitchen is one of the rooms in the house that gets dirtied the most. Let's see how to clean it effectively while reducing the impact on the environment.

From dishes to surfaces: cleaning the kitchen can become more sustainable!


The kitchen is used every day several times a day. It is perhaps the room in the house that gets dirty most easily, which is why it requires constant and thorough cleaning. However, even if we don't realize it, even cleaning the kitchen is an activity that has an environmental impact. We can therefore reflect on our habits and try to improve them in order to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. more sustainable lifestyle. First of all, we must be aware that cleaning the kitchen can affect the environment in different ways, through:

  • excessive consumption of water and energy;
  • excessive use of cleaning products
  • too much waste created, for example among the sponges for the dishes sponges or plastic bottles for products used products.

We can implement strategies to reduce these and achieve a clean kitchen in a sustainable way.


Washing dishes is one of the most important activities in the kitchen. Every day we dirty large quantities of dishesEvery day we dirty a lot of plates, cutlery, glasses, cups, etc., but how can we clean them reducing consumption and trying to produce as little waste as possible? There are two ways to wash dishesLet's see how to make both choices more sustainable:

  • Washing dishes by hand

To save water we must avoid letting the water run during washing. So let's leave the dishes So let's soak the dishes immediately after use, perhaps using the hot cooking water to soften the dirt, then lather everything up and turn on the water only when rinsing. The choice of sponge can be more sustainable as we can buy biodegradable ones or bamboo wood brushes. We reuse soap bottles because plastic pollution pollution is a major problem.

  • Wash dishes in the dishwasher

When we use the dishwasher, the most important thing is to run it only when it is fully loaded, trying to fill it up as much as possible, allowing as many things as possible to go in. When rinsing the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, we try not to use running water, rather we use the sponge to remove residues. Then, for washing, we choose the ecological mode.


If, on the other hand, we are wondering how to clean the kitchen stove o how to degrease kitchen furniture the answer lies in our main ally in this kind of cleaning: the degreaser R5 proposes an initial kit that includes a reusable vaporizer, three biodegradable cellulose sponges and two refills of the product. product totally plastic-free. But how best to use it? It is good to always follow these steps

  • Soften the dirt by spraying the product on the surface concerned and leaving it on for a few moments;
  • remove the product with the biodegradable sponge or a damp cloth
  • if desired, dry with a dry cloth.


Here are some tips for maintaining your kitchen every day clean without letting dirt accumulate. First of all we try to clean daily at least:

  • the sink;
  • the stove;
  • the countertop.

Food residues accumulate quickly in these areas of the kitchen, so avoid leaving them there. We do not necessarily have to do a thorough daily cleaning, a little degreaser and a wipe with a damp cloth will suffice. It is important that the areas in contact with food are well sanitized also for our health. Another important piece of advice is not to leave dishes lying around. The temptation not to clear the table is strong, but we always try to do this and wash the dishes immediately after use, run the dishwasher as soon as it is full or leave the dishes to soak in order to avoid incrustations. Let's not forget that even the kitchen floors get dirty easily, it will be enough to sweep them quickly once a day and for washing we can use, among the R5 products, the dedicated kit for an excellent and more sustainable result.

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