Simple green tip…just “concentrate”!

Today I’m going to keep it nice and simple…

method detergentIf you want to “buy” greener, just “concentrate”… buy concentrated formulas of anything and everything, that is.  It helps to eliminate a lot of packaging waste, even if it happens to be recyclable.  As much as I hate math… it’s simple math.  Less volume = less packaging.

Another tip is to buy in bulk.  Sure, you’re buying a bigger package, but it’s still less packaging than what is needed for multiple smaller sized packages versus the one larger size!

Final tip… avoid excess packaging.  Over-wrapping and over-packaging results in excess waste, recyclable or not.

So “concentrate”, “go big” and “keep it as skimpy as possible”… wow, this post has gone someplace else entirely…

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"Going green" has always been a part of my daily life. It began, as a little girl, when I helped my mom gather the recyclables and deliver them to a recycling center. It continues today, as a mom myself, when I teach my own children those same responsible virtues.

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3 thoughts on “Simple green tip…just “concentrate”!

  1. Hi Doreen!

    I’ve been following your posts for several months now and appreciate all your sound and practical advice on going green. I especially appreciate the fact that your comments are useful without being preachy to people doing their best to lessen their environmental impact in a national (and global) economy that promotes the opposite! Your most recent post on concentration is supported 100% by the EcoMomTeam ( It is our business, in fact, to show people that there are alternatives to traditional products, and even alternatives to traditional marketing and manufacturing. We partner with a 25 yr. old manufacturing company that has been green since 1985 but has such a unique way of doing business (without media advertising) that very few people are familiar with them. I’d love to share the details with you and get your green opinion! Thanks for all you do!!!

  2. Great to remind everyone to reduce packaging. I bring my own fabric bags, re-use any shopping bags I happen to have, and watch the grocery clerks carefully – asking them not to use any bags for large milk containers, detergents, packaged produce (such as potatoes or apples), etc. It would make a huge difference if supermarkets would train their employees to “think green” and conserve resources by not mindlessly bagging everything.

    Kudos to the communities that are charging customers a few pennies for each bag used. The pocketbook is often the most effective way to get people to change habits.

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