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Green Tuesday

Have you ever compared the price of a bar of soap and a bottle of body wash?  The body wash is around 4 times more than the soap.  Now I’ve heard that a 16 ounce bottle of body wash will last for 80 showers, but that’s not even close in my household.  Someone uses waaayy too much soap, and we go through it around every 3 weeks.  So that becomes pretty pricey.

They say that a bar of soap will last around 20 showers, but it’s less expensive and there will be less packaging waste too.  Here’s the trivia fact for the day.  If every U.S. household replaced a bottle of body wash with a bar of soap, roughly 2.5 million pounds of plastic containers could be diverted from the waste stream.  That is according to “the green book”. 

Last week I talked about the nylon poufs vs. the loofah.  We have switched over to a little pouch, one side is a loofah, and the other side is a cloth material.  A bar of soap fits inside the pouch, and you just lather it up.  I bought a 12 pack of Ivory soap at WalMart for $2.97 the other day, so I am practicing what I preach.  I must admit I’m not quite adjusted to the loofah yet, as I can’t get lots of bubbles, but we’re working on it. 

Going Green Tuesday

Did you know that those synthetic nylon bath poufs we use are made from petroleum and cannot be recycled?  Me either!  So if we would use an all natural and biodegradeable loofah, or a plain old washcloth, we’d conserve the energy used to make that nylon pouf and the environmental cost of disposing of it. 

Here’s the WOW factor!  If one in fifty of us would just switch over to the all natural loofah or washcloth, it would save a sponge big enough to soak up almost a million square foot flood of water. 

I think I’ll be switching over to the loofah instead of the washcloth.  I’m just thinkin about all the extra laundry to be washed, and it’s all piled up right now, so I don’t need anything adding to that.