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Reducing waste by reducing packaging

Liquid laundry detergent in cardboard?

What!!!!!!!!!! I went into Roots on Tuesday and saw the craziest thing – liquid laundry detergent in a cardboard container. Look, I know it’s not zero-waste but it’s progress. Here is Seventh Generations two-bits about their new product packaging…

Our most technologically-advanced formula yet uses multiple enzyme systems to fight the toughest stains. This powerful formula is uniquely packaged in an innovative recyclable or compostable bottle, made from 100% recycled fiber. The entire packaging system (fiber bottle, pouch, spout, cap) system uses 66% less plastic than a typical 100 oz 2X laundry bottle – while delivering the same number of loads!

The price seemed steep. Maybe it’s cheaper at Save-On Foods. Money is definitely a factor in the degree of enviro I am able to go. I’m still planning a trip to the Soap Dispensary to refill the containers I already have but it’s nice to know this option is available if the price becomes right.

Have you found any cool better packaging lately?



About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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