More on Y no pump

plastic bottle pumpEco-Nature Care™ is committed to using only what we need and we encourage you to do the same. We don’t use any superfluous ingredients in our products like added color and we apply the same minimized  philosophy to our packaging. You might have noticed that we don’t use bottles with pumps and other froufrou features because they really aren’t necessary. Both are bottles are caps are made of the same recyclable aluminum. This means that the cap and bottle can be easily recycled in one place.

Bottles with pumps and other components are much more complicated. The bottles may be recyclable but the springs, straw, and pump are not. Over time these excess pieces can really add up and end up in landfills. Continue reading

Voluntary Simplicity

Voluntary SimplicitySpring cleaning this last weekend made me realize how much I consumed and how often I went overboard in buying unwanted and unneeded items. When my dad passed away, I helped clean up the house to sell. To my surprise, we found hundreds of shoes and purses in my mother’s closet still with price tags on them. My mom smiled and said:  ”I am a compulsive shopper”. In the basement we found food supplies that could feed a family for years. While I am not making excuses for my parents, their generation lived through the Great Depression, World War II rationing, and prepared  for the threat of a nuclear attack. Remember “duck and cover”? Continue reading

33 years in the making …

We can no longer claim ignoranceIn 1976 I drove my big Ford station wagon with insecticides in the car. Something about this never felt right but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

In 1985, while working for a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey, I would leave work to the sound of dogs barking from cages outside of the laboratory. Something about this never felt right but I could never put my finger on what is was.

In 1989 while working for a large agricultural company in Nebraska, Marissa asked me why we clipped the caged chickens’ beaks off. Something about this never felt right but I could never put my finger on what it was. Continue reading

“A Day in the Life of a Recycled Can”

recycled-canI found a cool blurb about “A Day in the Life of a Recycled Can” at ThinkGreen.com and I thought that you might be interested. Our aluminum bottles and caps are just like thick beverage (soda, beer, even what some of you call “pop”) cans. The following is an excerpt from their website:

Aluminum Cans

On average, Americans drink one beverage from an aluminum can every day. But we recycle just over 50% of the cans we use. Continue reading