Plastic Free July Day 25

Plastic Free July Day 25: Homemade dishwasher detergent without plastic | Cellist Goes Green

I had been using a homemade dishwasher detergent that called for citric acid as one of the main ingredients.  Which I didn't love because citric acid only comes in a plastic bag.  (And also because the detergent made my glasses spotty, and my silverware dull).  So I have been on the hunt for another recipe.

This one works much better, and with only 3 ingredients (+water): lemons, salt and vinegar.  You can check out the recipe here.  No more plastic bags of citric acid, hooray!


If you aren't familiar with Plastic Free July, take a look at this post.  Basically, it's a month-long challenge to reduce the amount of disposable plastic you use.  It's a great starting point if you just want to give cutting out disposable plastic a try.
 
My first Plastic Free July was in 2013(!), and this month I'd like to highlight some of the things I do to reduce my plastic use, and some struggles.  Many things are part of my routine at this point (buying in bulk, refusing plastic silverware, etc.), but I am not perfect, and I always find this challenge to be a good time to refocus and look at what trash I am actually producing.