I made a deal with myself for January 2011 that I would be more eco-conscious this year â€“always take my own shopping bags to the store, re-gift magazines that Iâ€™ve already read, keep winter composting, etc. Iâ€™m attempting to make one eco-effort every day for as long as I can! This weekend I discovered a green tip that made me happy â€“ you can wash a plastic shower curtain liner! It was time to change mine, and was feeling really guilty about throwing it out because it can’t be recycled. After a little reseplace, I decided to try and wash it instead. I tossed it in the washer with some bathmats and cleaning rags, and set the temperature on warm. I added a little laundry soap and about a cup of white vinegar and set the wash to regular. PRESTO â€“ a soap scum-free shower curtain liner that was ready to be re-hung. I would imagine after a few washes the curtain might be a little worse for wear, in which case I could use it as a project drop-cloth before disposing. NOTE: donâ€™t put liners in the dryer, and be sure to wash in warm, not hot, water. â€“ Rebecca F.
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