Simple Green: Totally Finishing a Product Before Tossing It

Simple Green: Totally Finishing a Product Before Tossing It

Jen DeRose
Oct 10, 2008

When we ran out of shaving cream and realized a pair of tights wasn't going to hide the stubble on our legs, we snipped open the tube and scooped out the lotion inside. It was a last minute method for sure, but then we realized it's also a simple green move...

It's a great way to make sure we weren't wasting any product, plus it saves a little money. We always rinse a bottle of shampoo or dish detergent out with water and use that sudsy solution before tossing it. So it drove us crazy that lotion that comes in a tube was so much harder to get out compared to a bottle.

Now, before we toss a tube in the recycling bin, we use scissors to snip it open and scoop out the last bit of product inside. The amount that's still in the container is really amazing. I usually get two more uses out it--enough to get me through until I remember to pick up another at the store!

Do you do anything like this? Does anyone else rinse out their shampoo bottles?

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