I agonized over writing a review of Eco Store’s Dishwashing Soap.
Then I wrote it anyhow.
And I’ve never been more delighted to be wrong.
[This post was written by Jessica Gottlieb.]
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My kid would be more than happy to help you dissolve all those. Looked fun!
Brendan Barrett says
Nice one! If only more people followed your example.
Very impressed with your responsible follow-up and communication. This is what makes me hopeful for our earth.
Googie Baba says
I love it. And it was fun to hear your voice.
Lois - Goodies for MOm says
I didn’t think you were ever wrong. 😉 But I’m glad you were in this case.
Nice video! I’m glad to know that the company isn’t using the bad packaging you (and they) thought they were.
Are you sure those packing peanuts are made of soy? The only ones I’ve ever heard about are made of cornstarch.
This brings up another question: is corn- or soy-based packaging really an environmentally “good” option anyway, given that industrial-scale cultivation of corn and soy (both heavily subsidized crops in the USA) is contributing to soil depletion (which in turn leads to increased use of chemical fertilizers) and health/social problems (e.g., widespread use of high-fructose corn syrup)?
I’m not raising this point to be obnoxious. But it seems that corn/soy packaging might not necessarily be a “good” thing but more of a “lesser of two evils” thing. And I’m wondering if there isn’t another alternative out there that would be even gentler on the earth. I would love to see an eco-friendly company figure out a solution that truly fits this bill!
brad b says
nice follow up. your scooby doo skills are strong…
Shaping Youth says
Great clip, Jessica. I just did a mea-culpa myself on the mere suggestion of the Climate Change Chocolate bar with carbon offsets being manufactured in NZ. The CEO let me know they produce locally (factored it in as part of their biz/ops plan) so I ‘set it right’ not only on my own blog, Shaping Youth, but in multiple other blogs on his behalf. He’s thrilled that I’d take the time to remove all shadow of a doubt, and I feel better knowing I’ve found a company of integrity that I may even partner with down the line, ya never know!
Jamie Ervin says
Heh… when we get those ‘peanuts’, I let the kids use them to build things, just dip one end in water and stack them up! They have a great time.
Of course, I love to reuse them as well… but if I don’t have something to ship out right away the kids please always win me over!
Jennifer Lance says
We did a great experiment in my classroom last year. I gave the kids both kinds of peanuts (the compostable and the nasty stryofoam). I gave them water. That was it. They had to figure out what was up. It was really cool to hear them hypothesize.
Always best to reuse, but I do throw the corn starch peanuts on my lawn waste compost pile I use in the flower beds. I don’t trust them in my garden compost.
Sommer Green & Clean Mom says
Very responsible follow up. Glad to hear you are using video, readers love to see this. I have some products to review from ecostoreusa and I can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Shaping Youth says
Oh, yah, and even the nasty ones can be recycled and used as pedicure ‘toe separators’…(teens turning green summit tips coming soon!) 😉
Love the video blog – you should do those more often 🙂