What goes down your drain?


Click here for an informative leaflet 'What goes down your drain?' prodcued by CIBR and ESR which talks about contaminants that may be present in our products that we use at home, and how we can take more responsibility in caring for the environment.







Up the Pipe solutions a video by students

As short film was made as part of the Up the Pipe solutions project, that integrated biophysical and social science to raise awareness and provide learning resources to support behaviour change and sustainability.

Eco-friendly ingredients

Eco-friendly ingredients have the same functions as the more harsher chemicals that can be found in everyday household products. Read here for some of the functions and qualities that these chemicals have: 

Ingredient Function 
Baking soda Used for scrubbing to eliminate odours
White vinegar Used as a disinfectant and deodoriser
Sodium carbonate Used for scrubbing, removing stains and cutting through grease
Lemon juice Used to remove stains and odours
Salt Used to clean stubborn soap scum and is beneficial for fighting mold and mildew
Corn starch Used to remove stains and for buffing, polishing
Essential oils  Many essential oils, such as Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree have antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
Hydrogen peroxide  Used as an alternative to chlorine bleach due to its gentle, non-toxic bleaching action and antiseptic properties
Olive oil Used for cleaners and polishers

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