Products That Are Not Helping Our Much-Saving-Needed Environment

I see more household items on commercials that got me thinking dubya-tee-eff.  While we are trying to cut down on our carbon footprint, there are companies making products for wasteful consumers.  Things that doesn’t even make sense for it to become disposable.

Save your hands from the evil pump

Lysol Healthy No-Touch hand Soap – why? because your pump harnesses a lot of germ and you don’t want to touch it right before wash your hands. Really? Is that necessary in your own home?  I’ve seen women in the bathroom that rips out 2 feet long paper towels to protect their hands while turning off the tap and getting a clean sheet of paper towel to wipe their hands.

Double your waste with disposable diapers and pads

Disposable Change Pads (made by vasious companies) – re-usable change pads come in a standard size and it’s a waterproof plastic which means if the nasty happens on the pad, you can easily rinse it off.  Disposable change pads are more harmful because they are meant to be one time use, comes in a standard size and comes with a waterproof backing which is not very likely recyclable.

Because pulling a paper towel from the roll is too much work

Home Paper Towel Dispenser – this doesn’t seem too bad at first because many of us use paper towels at home, but some brands perforate the edges a lot closer along the towels so you get smaller pieces.  The thing that gets me again, is the ‘hands free’ function.

When I lived on my own, I used to save paper towels by reusing them.  I didn’t do it for the environment though, I used to leave the damp paper towel on the counter and by the time I got to throwing it away, it was  already dry and ready to be used again only to be slightly stiffer.  So I kept doing that with paper towels that I used for drying my hands.  Even though it wasn’t a conscience decision to save the planet (it was more for saving $), I still did something, so there.   And it can’t be that gross because I still have all my fingers.

I can see some paranoid ppl using the above items just because they are afraid of germs.  Here’s a tip to those ppl – these products are quite expensive and are not environmentally friendly.  So why not adopt a mexican child and have them to pump your hand soap or get paper towels?  It’s a lot cheaper.  Here’s some ideas to develop on for Johnson & Johnson, Proctor and Gamble.  A Disposable Child Robot!

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Posted on January 19, 2011, in That's How Mo Sees It and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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