Green Cleaning Tips
Frankly, I'm a bit over eco-consumerism, especially after reading this New York Times article a while back (for starters, the headline uses the term "Eco-Socialite"). So I was skeptical when I received a copy of Squeaky Green (Chronicle Books), the new eco-cleaning guide by the Method guys Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry. To be expected: a lot of veiled Method product promotion. Not so expected: smart tips that don't require buying more products, like how to clean sponges (zap them in the microwave for a few minutes), plus advice on products to avoid (like paper towels, which contain a plastic that makes them hard to biodegrade).