I try to balance products by first, making sure that the ingredients are safe, which is difficult, since the companies are not required to give their ingredients.
Then, I look at country of origin. I try to keep away from Chinese made products, because their track record of polluting is so bad.
After that, I look for concentration levels, if the product is liquid. I think that we are past moving around water. I want a highly concentrated product so that there's less polluting moving it around, so that I'm not paying for water, and so that it takes the least amount of room. These days, with that trend, you can use a couple of spoonfuls, rather than a cupful, to get the job done.
Then, I look at packaging. If something comes in ecofriendly packaging, then that puts it up higher on the list. Cardboard, paper, etc.
I understand you not wanting to keep getting plastic containers. Let us know what you think if you try it.
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