12 Sep '11, 12pm

Fact of the Day: Household cleaners in concentrate refill pouches use 90% less plastic than typical bottles

Fact of the Day: Household cleaners in concentrate refill pouches use 90% less plastic than typical bottles

Find your local recycle solution for plastic container When it comes to household cleaners, many consumers accept the long standing habit of using their favorite product and then recycling the container. But what if there was a way to reuse that container to not only help the environment, but also save money? Or what if that container was smaller to begin with, cutting down on plastic waste and energy? The cleaning industry already has the answer – refillable and concentrated formulas – but these types of cleaners remain under-utilized by consumers to help reduce rather than just recycle. Despite continuing to innovate and introduce new concentrate products as greener alternatives, the new choices have not been embraced by consumers as enthusiastically as expected. Ultra laundry detergents and dishwashing soaps are pretty popular, but concentrated and refill versions of ot...

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