How environmentally friendly are 'eco' bath and cleaning products?

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How environmentally friendly are 'eco' bath and cleaning products?

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Post by Dreamweaver » 08 Aug 2018, 18:35

Another reason labels can be misleading is that when they claim to exclude one specific chemical, they may have just replaced it with another chemical with a different name.

"They become aware of one chemical that's a problem and then we start banning that from products, but we still want the product to function in exactly the same way," Ms Wakefield-Rann said.

"So manufacturers find another chemical that looks and smells and acts in the same way, but hasn't had as much research done on it.

"Then the research starts to be done and they realise that the replacement chemical is just as problematic."
Bringing back the bar soap and shampoo means less packaging, and usually fewer chemicals.
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Post by lynny » 08 Aug 2018, 19:28

I've been searching for eco shampoo for ages. The containers are a problem too.
Now I use shampoo only once a week and in between I just use water.

We use bar soap now. Those liquid soaps are such a waste of money.

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I was told by a manager at Johnson & Johnson how profitable liquid soap was for them.

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Post by lynny » 09 Aug 2018, 08:22

It must be Perry. Kids use so much of the stuff. They love squirting!

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