Zero Waste Cleaning

Many of us overlook the harmful long term effect that abrasive cleaning chemicals can impose on our health and get accustomed to using a harmful cleaning agent on furniture and surfaces that we have direct contact with on a daily basis.

Not only that these chemicals are caustic to human skin, they often react with the air in a way that these chemical substances can be carried into our body via the respiratory tract. Hence, it is always best to practice zero waste cleaning.

Zero waste cleaning procedure involves sustainable cleaning routine that emphasizes on removing toxins and reducing allergies by utilizing products that are eco-friendly. Not only that this practice promotes the use of natural cleaning ingredients such as lemon, vinegar and beeswax, it also focuses on making use of tools that can be reused over and over again with no need to discard any materials, hence it is coined “zero-waste”.

Zero Waste Cleaning Products

First, you shouldn’t be intimidated by the name of this seemingly Avant-garde way of cleaning. In fact, many of us already have most tools and products at home that could enable us to practice zero waste cleaning right away. For instance, steam vacuum cleaners, wash cloth and brushes are good examples of zero waste cleaning tools.

zero waste cleaning products

Brushes and Brooms

Brushes and brooms made from natural materials such as rattan wood and palm tree bristle are long-lasting and durable. You can also reuse old toothbrushes for scrubbing bathroom tiles or kitchen sinks in order to minimise household waste.

Wiping Cloths

Instead of using paper towels, which you will have to discard with every sheet that you use, you can use cloth towels to wipe furniture.

White Vinegar and Baking Soda

Kitchen condiments such as baking soda come in handy when you need to get rid of odours from sofa, carpet and also any home space. Distilled white vinegar can be used to remove stubborn stains from floors, windows and bathrooms.

Steam Cleaners for Effective Zero Waste Cleaning

If you are looking to invest in tools that are highly effective in cleaning and also promote zero-waste cleaning at the same time, you should definitely consider Karcher Steam Cleaner.

A steam cleaner is known as the most effective zero waste cleaning product in the market that is able to kill 99.99%* common household bacteria. It utilises high steam temperature, paired with accessories that are suitable for all types of cleaning surfaces.

It is important to note that a steam cleaner helps to reduce environmental waste effectively because it is powered solely by natural resource- water.

Due to this reason, a household that employs the use of a steam cleaner would not have to purchase any chemical cleaning agents that will eventually create waste when it comes to discarding plastic containers and packagings that are used to store those chemicals, such as bottles, plastic wrap etc. The whole cleaning process only requires heat and water, completely without chemicals.

To kill two birds with one stone, you can also opt for Karcher Steam Vacuum Cleaner, as it combines the benefits of a steam cleaner while retaining the high suction power of a vacuum cleaner. So you can vacuum up crumb, dust and dry dirt with the vacuum function then proceed to kill germs by utilising the high-temperature steam clean function.

Zero Waste Kitchen Cleaning Tips


Cleaning Grease With Steam Cleaners

We are not kidding when we say that you can clean your kitchen, even the most greasy stovetop and oven by the means of zero waste kitchen cleaning.

zero waste kitchen cleaning

All you need is Karcher Steam Cleaner attached with the appropriate accessories to steam clean greasy stains with high pressure with no trace of chemical. You can use a nozzle for stovetop surface and microfibre cloth for the flat surface in the kitchen.

Combining pressure, heat and speed, Karcher Steam Cleaner can clean up greasy hood and hob easily!

Homemade Zero Waste Cleaning Solution

If you are looking for some homemade zero waste cleaning solution recipes, baking soda and water are the best zero waste kitchen cleaner for greasy stovetop and exhaust hood.

For the oven, you can sprinkle baking soda to the stain spots then spray water and vinegar solution to create a paste-like texture, then wipe it down after that.

For glass cooktop, you can sprinkle baking soda all over the surface then spray lemon juice and vinegar solution all over.

spray lemon juice for zero cleaning

Zero Waste Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Karcher Steam Cleaner combined with the appropriate accessories is the best zero waste cleaning product you can ever have to remove dirt, soap scum, grout and bathroom mold effectively without using bleach or any chemical products.

zero waste bathroom cleaning

With steam cleaning it is quick to get your cleaning work done. There is no need to spend time waiting for cleaning agents to dissolve prior to cleaning. There is also no need for intense scrubbing as the hot steam and pressure exerted our steam cleaner is powerful enough to remove stubborn dirt.

Click here for more tips on how to clean the bathroom using a steam cleaner. We have everything covered from cleaning bathroom floor tiles, shower cubicles, sink and even tips to remove bathroom molds!

Zero Waste Homemade Bathroom Cleaning Agents

Alternatively, you can also try removing soap scum from your shower with zero waste bathroom cleaning homemade cleaning agents. Simply mix soap with baking soda to form a thick paste, then apply it to the stained area before scrubbing it down with a stiff bristle brush.

To remove grout stains, sprinkle baking soda and then spray some hydrogen peroxide, followed by vigorous scrubbing. You can also use vodka as a zero waste bathroom cleaner for a porous surface such as a natural stone sink.

Zero Waste Floor Cleaner

Karcher Steam Cleaner is one of the best zero waste mops for cleaning your floor.

By attaching the steam cleaner with EasyFix Floor Cleaning set, you can reach every part of the floor conveniently with the flexible nozzle joint thanks to the excellent ergonomics. In addition, lamella technology ensures that steam is equally distributed throughout the cleaning cloth.

The floor cleaning cloth is secured to the steam cleaner by a hook and loop system, which you can disassemble it and wash the cloth in the washing machine after use.

zero waste floor cleaner


Visit the nearest Kärcher store near you to find out more on the best zero waste cleaning products for effective zero waste cleaning at every corner of your home.

*Thorough cleaning with the Kärcher steam cleaner removes 99.99% of all common household bacteria from common household hard surfaces.