I’m all about “being green” whenever possible (although I do think the term is now overused and cheesy). I discovered a new Brooklyn based company last year that makes natural cleaning products, dish and hand soap, etc. The products are nice but the great (and unique thing) about them is that they have bulk refill stations.
You buy the bottle one time- and then continue to use the same bottle and just refill it! Its inexpensive and seriously think about all the waste you are saving in bottles and containers. Even recycling takes water and energy- if you can just think one step ahead and take your bottle to the store with you, why not?
The refill locations seem to be growing all of the time- I have gone to Foragers Market in Dumbo but lately have been going to Brooklyn Kitchen; which is a whole other fabulous thing but I’ll save that for another time! Check out Common Goods website (here) for refill station locations. As far as I know this is the only company offering refillable soap products in Brooklyn.
Here is the setup at The Brooklyn Kitchen–
All of the soaps are available unscented and a few are made in lavender and bergamot. I just purchased the laundry detergent for the first time so I can’t speak on that yet but I’m loving the hand and dish soap. Saves money and does the job. Its just soap lets keep it simple!!