Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ideal Bite Tip of the Day

The Bite
It just takes a little concentration. Concentrated formulas (of laundry detergent, window cleaner, juice) not only save you cash, but also mean less packaging and energy use - so you can turn your focus to finally solving that Rubik's cube that's been haunting you since the '80s.

The Benefits
  • A cash-saving formula. A regular, 50-ounce bottle of Tide costs about $6 at Walgreen's. But for just $3 more, you can get the 2X concentrated bottle and wash twice as many loads - effectively saving you three bucks.
  • Thoughtful packaging. If the entire "consumer liquids" market changed from unconcentrated to double-concentrated formulas, annually it'd keep 141.1 million pounds of plastic out of production. Plus, smaller bottles means more room under your sink.
  • Seriously considering the fuel crisis. Since bigger bottles and more liquid take more energy to transport, if we changed over to double-concentrate we'd save 19 million gallons of diesel fuel per year.

So head out there and buy some 2X concentrated detergent! I already use concentrated detergent and really like that I don't go through it so fast.

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