July 31, 2008
costco cleans green
I just read about a new product line that looks promising from Costco. They have developed three new cleaning products from their Kirkland brand: laundry detergent, liquid dish soap, and multipurpose cleaner. I have not tried the products myself, but am glad to see an eco-product offering that can reach so many people.
The company says that they developed the products form scratch to use the most environmentally friendly ingredients in addition to using efficient manufacturing and distribution processes. The products use biodegradable cleaning agents and plant-based formulas. They contain no phosphates, dyes, optical brighteners or bleaches and are safe for septic systems and are not tested on animals. However, I personally have not seen the ingredient list or used it myself, so I can not compare it to other products yet. Let me know what you think of them if you try them!
One thing Costco hopes will be a big difference for their products is price. For instance, they say their liquid dish soap will cost 5.4 cents per ounce (compared to 13-36 cents per ounce at most groceries and natural stores).
I hope the products are as good as they claim to be. I think Costco has lots of potential to help bring eco products mainstream. Going green should be something everyone can find easy and affordable to do.