A new $2 household cleaner is the plastic-free product of our eco dreams — City Women & Co.

Plastics have become part and parcel of our daily routines, our day-to-day purchases, and in the air we breathe and water we drink.

I’ve found myself wondering how recycled products will be recycled as well as how to become more aware of the plastics I generally purchase without any concern of where these containers go after I toss them in the recycle bin.

“All this plastic we are discarding is ending up in our waterways and oceans, and now showing back up in our drinking water and food.” ~Sarah Paiji

City Women & Co.

Does anyone else find a bit of disconnect in the choice to implement a plant-based diet motivated by concerns of sustainability and a cupboard of plastic containers of organic super foods and veggie foods?

Is there a means to explore how to recycle pill bottles…plant-based containers…supplements, electronics, clothing, appliances, etc. other than tossing them into the oceans and backyards of other countries?

How can a single consumer begin to encourage corporations to change their packaging to be more earth friendly?

9 replies to “A new $2 household cleaner is the plastic-free product of our eco dreams — City Women & Co.

  1. It is exasperating, isn’t it? I bring my empty pill containers back to my pharmacy for them to recycle. I donate my clothing to a ‘dress for success’ program but also to Goodwill. There’s got to be more, though….

    1. Yes! And expand our awareness of the interdependence of all life and our dependence on the earth. 🙏🏻

      1. Fact. Agreed. The power of a single voice is impresses if it is used to consistently. Other people get inspired and they use their voices. After a while there get to be a lot of voices.

  2. Good questions. I ask myself similar ones. I agree about the plant based diet. My pantry is full of plastic products containing super foods I either don’t know how to cook or can’t digest. I tried the shampoo that comes in a bar like soap. It made my scalp itchy and my hair looked like matted straw. I gave up and went back to plastic bottles of soothing liquid shampoo.
    It’s a real problem. I totally agree that industry needs to change the way products are packaged and also think governments need to organise better recycling facilities.

    1. Have you tried bar soap in place of liquid body soap? I’ve found that my intent to decrease purchase of plastic containers hits a wall of resistance when it comes to my favorite shampoo. It is indeed a challenge.

      1. I don’t use the liquid body soap but have always just used bar soap. One of the best ones I’ve used recently was Ayurvedic soap from India but it is hard to find. Sometimes I find lovely goats milk soap at markets which is very nice too. The bar shampoo was a step too far though 🙂

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