Thursday, May 5, 2011

Use concentrated dishwasher liquid

White sands National Monument, United States
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
Packaging has gone beyond the function of protecting a product and informing the consumer and has become a marketing tool. Over-packaged goods vie with each other to seduce potential buyers at first glance, so that a product that was not on the shopping list ends up in the shopping basket.

When buying dishwasher liquid, ignore boxes of individually packed tablets and instead choose less polluting and more easily carried alternatives, such as refillable packages, especially concentrated liquids. Dishwasher detergent in tablet form is also higher in phosphorous, which disrupts ecosystems when released into our waterways.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller

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