We selected P&G only because they're big enough that if they chose to take this green step, its impact on our environment would be felt immediately.
In support of the City of Toronto's drive for 70% diversion from landfills by 2010, we say that the easiest way to achieve this goal and more is if the big makers of common consumer products like detergents,shampoos and creams offered the option of refilling used containers instead of picking up a new container everytime we need more detergent.
The smaller container shown in this picture has been used for over a year and we refill it from this other very well made "bulk" container which has an amazing spout that fits just right into the smaller container. No spills. So why can't this same spout go on a 50 gallon barrel in a retail location?
Big corp has argued so far that they pay 50% of our recycling costs( YOU and ME pay the other 50% ) but the point is recycling should be the last option when reusing is no longer possible.Recycling takes energy and causes emissions. Reusing does not.
If this makes sense to you, please sign and pass it on.