Wednesday, July 07, 2004

New Housecleaning Products

The coupon section of the Sunday paper had all kinds of new housecleaning innovations (i.e., Dawn soap wipes). They are certainly more convenient when doing dishes, but I face a dilemna. Yes, there is the convenience factor. But, when it is used up, it is trash and ends up in the landfill. So, does it make it faster to wash the dish, using less hot water and saving energy, while impacting the non-recyclable trash? What about a Swiffer mop wipe? Where do those end up? Will the flushable toilet bowl cleaner end up clogging the pipes or simply wash up on the Jersey shore? I do not know how to reconcile these dilemnas.