On The Revolution, Annie showed Ty a package of household cleanser that was super concentrated. Super concentrated means less packaging. When we buy regular cleaners or detergents, the jug is mostly full of water. Instead, we can buy super concentrated, add our own water at home and just keep re-using the same bottle over and over.
I know it is sometimes hard to buy the concentrated brands since the upfront cost is more than the diluted ones, but do the math! The bottle of cleanser Annie and Ty had cost $12 and made 197 bottles of cleanser. Buying 197 bottled of general household cleaner costs about $600. So, even if it is more up front, there’s real savings over time.
And for those who want to go even further saving money and preventing waste, there are lots of easy homemade recipes for household cleansers that work great.
There’s lots more we can all do to reduce waste in our lives and, even more importantly, in our broader communities. Please sign up with the Story of Stuff Project to learn more and get more involved.