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Phosphate Free Products

Phosphate Free Products

Phosphates have been a major ingredient in cleaning items for some time, and their use has been scrutinized and forbidden in some cleaners. It comes from many sources, like runoff from rain, agricultural and water system industries and from using cleansers that contain phosphates, and all of this adds to the accumulation in water supplies. Phosphates have been used in many cleaners like dishwashing and laundry detergents. They reportedly can make soaps work better by assisting in dirt and grease removal, helping to prevent spots and keeping dirt particles from attaching to surfaces. Though they are helpful for cleaning, in… read more

Product Refill Stations

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Of the 4 million plastic containers used every hour by Americans, only 25 percent of it is recycled.┬áThe rest is destined to spend 500 years or more in a landfill. But in 2001, Minnesota based social entrepreneur, Laurie Brown, was responsible for creating a machine that would extend the life of product containers and reduce waste. A born inventor, Brown made a name for herself selling her own brand of natural cleaning supplies. After success with her own retail store, she opened her second store, Restore the Earth, in 2000. Having watched as customers reduced waste by returning their empty… read more