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Old 03-28-2008, 07:21 AM
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When is Green "Not Worth the Money?"

Many of the green products that are available now are so pricey!

Where do you draw the line when looking for green alternatives?
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:46 AM
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:54 AM
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I know, they want us to "go green" but shouldn't it be more economical? I guess going back to using just vinegar is one, using cloths instead of paper towels, it all sounds like how to be frugal as opposed to going green.

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Old 03-28-2008, 09:23 AM
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If you look around the supermarkets, the "green" stuff always seems to come at a premium price.

The other day I was food shopping, and they had "green, organic" laundry soap for $10 a bottle (100 oz). I found regular laundry soap for $1.25 for the same size bottle! Why would I pay almost $9 more just because they SAY something is "green?"

A lot of green is not necessarily in my budget, or I won't have any of the OTHER kind of "green" LOL
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:28 AM
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I agree I am not wasteing my money I use a lot of vinager Lemon Juice and baking soda and I will not change that.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:23 PM
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I'm with Bunny, I have gone back to using vingear and baking soda. I also use bleach a lot.
We use cloth tableclothes & napkins, we just was them with the towel. We were getting lazy using paper towels so I stopped putting them in the holder for a while.
I also mixed peroxide and water and put it in a spray bottle in my bathrooms to keep them a little more germ free during the flu season.
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I think the recycled toilet tissue is too much for me but I have bought some green products and some are the same price as others. I think its definately more costly than homemade but I do both.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:16 AM
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I am trying to use towels instead of paer towels as much.But I find since I have a recycling fee I recycle everything that I can.
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