I thought this one was a no-brainer. Not only is the dishwasher detergent the same brand I usually use, but it washes more loads for less money. The plastic bottle contains detergent, but it's mostly flavored water. Using powdered detergent in a cardboard box is an easy swap.
Look at the price difference!
Seventh Generation is one of my favorite brands. I thought I had made the ultimate swap.
I saw the fine print when I got home.
Not only is it plastic-coated cardboard, but it says right on the box that it probably can't be recycled anywhere. What? I am so disappointed. This doesn't exactly support the Seventh Generation company motto, does it?
I'll keep looking for an all cardboard box. In the meantime, I just purchased some products from Lush that I will test out soon. Most of their body, skin and hair are products are not only non-toxic, and not packaged in plastic, many products have zero packaging at all! I have high hopes.
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.