Sunday, October 24, 2010

This is cool

Clean and green.

More here.

Would you buy this?

12 comments:

David said...

The question will always be "will it get out those bathroom stains like bleach?"

Anonymous said...

it's a good idea...but the price plays no competition to other green cleaners. sometimes im skeptical of things such as these that take advantage of the green marketing trend that has been taking place in recent years...

jess moody

Onika E. said...

This is a very cool and innovative idea, however i easily get attached to products that i am accustomed to. Studying natural resource and environmental management however has opened my eyes a bit more to environmentally friendly technologies. As David alluded to, if it's efficient and if i could save a buck or two...why not? The design is attractive and fun to use, and reduces the amount of plastic that would have been used if the diluted product was packaged. Carbon footprint is reduced and it's economically smart, so i wouldn't mind giving it a try.

Loren Albertson said...

This is a great idea, much like the process Colin Beavan took while he was doing the "no impact man" project. Unfortunately for the producer, we could all do this at home without buying the start up pack. Purchasing a large bottle of concentrated cleaner (from Costco, Sam's club, etc) and diluting it yourself with an empty sprayer (from a previous cleaner or an new one that only costs about $1) would do the same things this product is suggesting. Bigger companies have been doing this for years (especially Clorox), this producer is just trying to profit from the new "green trend".

Filorux said...

If this product makes it to grocery stores, then we will probably buy it. My wife has committed to buying greener cleaners. I'm not certain how much repeat business we will give this product however, as I have not fully committed to regular housecleaning.

R Ham

Emily said...

I wouldn't buy this because like Loren said, there is just no reason to. One doesn't even even need to buy huge concentrated jugs because products like baking soda and vinegar are cheap, you probably already have them, and they do not harm the environment like the scary chemicals in household cleaners. However, our society is not quite there yet in letting go of things that come in packages and promise to kill everything on contact, so this is a positive step environmentally and economically.

Ryan McKnight said...

Even if the Replenish bottles weren't currently "out of stock," on the company website, I would not buy one. I agree with Emily. There are a lot of other solutions (e.g. baking soda and vinegar) that are environmentally safe and cost less.

Plus, there are plenty of websites with free info on generally inexpensive, environmentally friendly cleaning solutions...

http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2007/11/05/the-natural-way-to-clean-everything-in-your-house/

Alexis M said...

I think Replenish is a good idea. I would think a lot of people would buy concentrated cleaners, such as Replenish, from the store instead of diluting cleaners themselves because they may think it is easier. If it is as efficient as other cleaners and you get 4 times as much cleaner for only a little more money, I think it could become a popular household cleaning item once it hits store shelves.

Will C. said...

Simply put, it's sleek and sexy. Easy on the eyes, and heavy in our hearts. Especially those hearts set on a "greener" Earth. As the previous responses have noted, we are not quite ready to sell fully into the idea, and forget our age-old tradition of buying family size bottles of cleaner to 'save' money. However, I do believe that, coupled with a good marketing technique, the market for this product can be enhanced. Maybe with a slogan such as: "Save green, while saving greens."

-Will Cotton

Amanda K said...

The basic concept behind this product is a good one: to use cleaning products in such a way as to have minimal impact on the environment. The timing of the introduction of this product couldn’t be better as a big trend in society right now is the fight to be more “eco-friendly” or environmentally conscious. However, I agree with the arguments that both Loren and Ryan bring up. It is not a new idea to dilute concentrated products to make them last longer. People may initially buy this product because they are curious. Why would they continue to buy the “Replenish” product when, as Loren mentions, they can go to Sam’s and purchase the incredibly oversized jug of cleaning product that is just as effective and efficient? The only thing that separates “Replenish” from the Sam’s Club concentrated cleaners is the shape of the bottle. if this company wants to be truly successful they are going to have to come up with a "green" solution to cleaning that has not been thought of yet.

amr3090 said...

Brilliant. It seems to be a little expensive but considering the functionality and innovation behind this, I would definitely consider buying this. Now if they could lower the price and be equivalent [or near] the price of green works, then I would consider switching over only if it cleans as good [or better]. And the reason I would switch over is because of the fact that I would be using less plastic, which is something we all could work on.

Helen K said...

This is a great idea. Using the same bottle over and over again and just changing the pods reduces plastic waste, but how long will the starter bottle hold up? Will you also need to replace the starter bottle every few months or every year..or never? It's hard to believe that just adding water to the concentrate will disinfect and clean. Even though other brands like Comet and Clorox are wasteful and aren't exactly "home-friendly", they really get the job done and clean better than any other household cleaner. I would definitely buy the product and try it out-its a great idea that should not be unnoticed. (However, I would definitely keep my more toxic and wasteful cleaners around).