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I certainly hope that you have heard this request before...but here it goes...I have two children, 7 and 6, who try really hard to keep good personal hygiene. However, at these ages it can be really challenging when it comes to "toilet habits". I would LOVE to see some enviromentally friendly and safe toilet wipes on the market. I just think that this would be a good compliment to your bath tissue. Thanks.
I agree with the dog shampoo that would be good for bedding as well as the animal. I have a chocolate lab that has allergies & it would be great for him.
It would be great to have all the cleaning products available in Free & Clear too. I'd love to have a Seventh Generation wood cleaner to use too.
Based on the smell alone, I can only imagine what is in your typical office white board and its related products. Figure out something greener for the whole product line and tell me where to buy it. That "dust" that comes off all the white boards in the world can't be good for us.
I wish there were an option to buy a normal SG product once, but then be able to buy a refill for those products. Kind of like what we can do with the diaper wipes, buy the plastic tub once, but then be able to just buy the refill wipes and keep using the tub. Seems this would help to use even less plastic and create less garbage.
I agree with MomOfGuero! Though I'm not new to 7-G, I am quite new to this website, and I came onto this blog for the specific purpose of voicing my need for an eco-friendly laundry stain remover that ACTUALLY removes stains. (What a concept, eh?) In my experience, the eco-antagonists are experts at producing products that claim to be good stain removers but really don't do the job. I would really love to 7-G show them all up and produce a top-shelf alternative.
I agree with mallshopper45, I'd also love to see biodigradable tampons/napkins, not to mention diapers would be a huge step also. If only part of it was biodigradable it would be a step in the right direction.
To laurieannefox, I recently moved down here to Florida and made the same mistake with a palmetto bug in thinking it was a roach. I was told they are not nearly a worry as a roach. They don't bite or spread disease like a roach does cuz they eat different things...hope that can ease your mind a lil.
My huaband has a mix (baking soda & something) but the roaches don't eat it. Last night while I was eating my mignight snack I KILLED 4 HUGE ROACHES (THEY CALL THEM PALMETTO BUGS). My husband would die if he knew!!!!!!!!!!! Please help us! I'm afraid I'll get eaten by a giant roach in my sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!
The natural versions I've tried don't keep the mosquitoes away.
I have been wanting to see biodegradeble 13 & 4 gallon trash bags as well as a more friendly way to keep my floors clean. I'd love to see you make hand & body soaps as well as shampoos & conditioners. I hate that my kids wash themselves w/ products that contain skin & hair drying/killing ingredients such as ALCOHOL. I'd like to change that...
I would really love if Seventh Generation came up with biodegradable, all natural feminine napkins or tampons. It is sad that we have to throw away so many pads every month that act like diapers in the landfill. They take for ever to decompose. I was wondering if there was any plan to pursue more into the feminine products besides just the non-chlorine bleach ones?
Please, please, please, find some way to come up with a storage food bag that is made of recycled products or something that is earth friendly, or is there somewhere I can already buy these? I am a chef and am in real need being a very green person at home, I would like to be as green in my business. Thanks for any input here! I absolutely love,love,love the t.p., paper towels and laundry and cleaning products! Especially the Free and Clear! If yall haven't tried any of these DO SO!!!!
Any ideas for keeping a room fresh without using the chemical sprays?
Have you considered making recycled coffee filters? I know that using a reusable mesh one it the best, but I can't seem to find one that fits my machine.
Any ideas for furniture polish?
PLEASE, can you expand your product line to personal care products like shampoos, bath gels and soaps, deoderants, etc.
I have a sink in my half bathroom that will fill up anytime someone washes their hands and will take forever to drain. I absolutely dread using any of the foam drain snakes or acids that are on the market for cleaning the drain (we can't have that stuff around kids or animals, it's deadly!!) and I don't really have the money to have someone come out with an actual drain snake to clear it. I think you need to come out with a natural drain cleaner, something with enzymes maybe that can just eat up and SAFELY melt away any of the build up in there.
I have a new favorite tv chanel,-PLANET GREEN- and one great idea was waterless cleaner.Now,I'm not shure of the name or were to get it but if you find aut before me let me know.
The have diferent ones on line but it has to be 100% safe so will have to research.
My baby is so allergic to all diapers except Seventh Generation. I hope your team is working on a diaper that can go into water, so my son can go swimming.
Keep up the good work!!!
I would really like some help with this one, I think that in the tattoo industry we waste many bags and sheets of paper towel every tattoo we work on. The general rule right now is when you are tattooing someone you wipe down the area with a medical alcohol wipe or equivalent. Then the tattoo process can begin, during this process excess ink smears on the skin from wiping away to see what you are working on, the industry standard for this is paper towel and a spray bottle, the bottle contains either green soap or dettol/soap mix. The bottle has to be bagged and we normally use bounty, Recently I thought of how wasteful this whole scenario is, the soap comes in a container, the paper towels come in a bag sometimes double bagged, the bags we put on the bottle are thrown out after each tattoo and the bags them selves come in a box. Now I recently purchased the seventh generation baby wipes in the hope that I could use them for tattooing, One plastic box which is refillable is way less waste, the box can be kept away from the station that I'm working at, dispense a few wipes lay then down on some dental bib and start working with them. Way less waste. Now all I need to find out is are they safe for this application, I personally think they are, but can anyone give hard evidence or help me at all?
Dr. Bronner's makes a liquid castile soap laundry detergent called Sal Suds, and I would appreciate it if Seventh Generation also made one.
A dog shampoo that is good for environment as well as good for the dog, that would be sold in the household cleaning area of the store. Maybe the same product would be good for cleaning pet blankets and pillows, etc. also. Hopefully would at least repel fleas from both the dog and their bedding, even better if it could sooth the dogs skin.
I could seriously use some!
-recycled paper plates
-recycled paper cups
-recycled paper lunch bags
i think they are all excellent ideas and would get great feedback!! :)
Does 7G make a mouthwash?
I would love to see Seventh Generation to come out with an organic, fair trade line of soaps and shampoos that don't have all those chemicals in them that most people cannot pronounce. Also, I would think it would be great if Seventh Generation started selling vegetable based liner garbage bags that would break down a lot quicker than regular plastic liner garbage bags.
I agree with all of these ideas! I would especially LOVE env. friendly resealable plastic bags! Also, dishwasher pods would be great since i am having a very difficult time converting my husband to using the liquid! He loves the pods.
I use Seventh Generation Diapers for my baby, but I dispose of them using a "diaper genie". I would like to use a system, and bags, that are more environmentally friendly.
I would love lavender dryer sheets!
I was hoping for a 7G toothpaste. Out of all the things I use, I would love a non toxic toothpaste, especially because some may be swallowed. Also, deodorant. Nearly all deodorants contain small amounts of mercury. There are organic brands, but I would much rather purchase from 7G because I love the products. Kudos to the dryer sheets as well! As for the floor cleaning, Clorox Green works has a supposedly all natural Dilutable Cleaner which is perfect for floors. Not sure the safeness of it, but they did work with the Sierra Club to help produce safe natural products.
I have been using gdiapers. The only flushable, compostable diaperliners I can find. They don't have any adhesive but fit in their "pants".
Please make a competitor, that I can get in my local grocery, are fee of chlorine and will work with a cloth diaper cover.
I would like to strongly suggest that Seventh Generation make a teen-sized applicator tampon. My daughter will begin her moon cycles within the next couple of years and I would LOVE to be able to offer her a petite-sized organic cotton tampon (for when she's in sports) that is not Tampax.
For your "green" cookout, cups, plates and utensils made of a biodegradeble and renewable source like potato pulp,corn and sugar cane fiber are great. They are even compostable! It would be awesome if we could get our schools to use these type of products for their food service trays and containers. Anyone in the resturant business could switch out there styrofoam "to go" boxes for one of the clamshells made of corn or sugar cane fiber and make a big impact as well.
They could be made from 100% recycled materials
I have been using vinegar and water for a very long time and find that it works great! I live out in the middle of nowhere and can tell you that it does work on the bugs. If you find you have a few bugs that don't want to go away, 7th gen. paper towel and a little elbow grease, and vin/water work well. Sometimes the elbow grease does the best job. it only takes a few mins. I put a spray bottle of vin/water and paper towels, or use the sgweegee at the gas pump, and there you are done, while pumping your gas. I feel if we do this maybe the grocers will put vinegar in their water too!!! (If we dont use their water at the pump.)I find if you talk to your manager at your grocerystore, they are willing to listen and take action. I know the Brookshires I shop at does!
Its really cheap too! I can get a bottle of vinegar for 88 cents. Mix with water and done!!!
Hey josowiecki64 - how about using Castile Soap like Dr. Bronners(all veggie based)? I haven't tried it yet (no place to wash a car) but I've read that it works well. I use Castile soap for several uses around the house. Simple Green has a lot of automotive cleaning products, too.
I'm looking for an environmentally friendly windshield wash for the reservoir of my car.(I've contacted Simple Green, but they don't offer one). All the ones at the automotive store have scary sounding chemicals to remove bugs and make the rain roll off - I live in the desert so I'm not too concerned with the rain issue. I'm thinking about just using vinegar and water. Anyone have other suggestions?
I bought about 2 dozen plastic plates, cups and bowls to reuse for summer picnics. They go through the dishwasher easily, and are light enough to carry to the site. I also use fabric napkins which are easily added to the next laundry load. A couple of my neighbors have begun borrowing my "picnic" supplies" for their use so it gets double/triple use! This has the added advantage of teaching others the importance of recycle/reuse :-)
A great opportunity for Seventh Gen would be an expansion into personal care products. This could include deodorant, perfume, cologne, shampoo, hair conditioner, shaving cream, bar soap, body wash, anti-dandruff products, toothpaste, dental floss... the list goes on, all keeping up with the company's policies.
I have been looking for an environmentally friendly car wash detergent and have not been able to find one yet. In Ocoee,Florida we are not allowed to wash our cars in our driveways because the "waste" water goes directly into our ponds and lakes. It would be great if there was one that I could use and let the city know so we can wash our own cars again!
Method makes one that is eco- friendly.
I was wondering if you would ever consider (or if it would even be possible)making computer print paper, and lined paper products. I am young and I have the environment in mind and I cannot find any binder paper or spiral notebooks that have as high of a Post Consumer content as your company. I plan on being a regular customer with your bath tissue and baby detergent and would love it if you ever came out with school items as well.
(why doesn't the private email question form work??? ahh)
i just wanted to respond to all looking for floor cleaner. i have a bottle of the free and clear all purpose cleaner by 7th gen and the back of it says to use 2 to 4 oz of it per gallon of cool water. That is what I use and it seems to work quite well.
I have used Watkins organic cleaner for floors and car washing, wall washing, for years - it is coconut oil based, and though expensive, a gallon lasts me for a few years! I buy the dispenser pump, and use a pump or two in water, or just a smidge in a small bit of water for small jobs. I was using the Pergo floor cleaner, as my floor is now all Pergo, but that got too expensive, as it is only sold in small bottles, and I have a very elderly dog and 2 elderly cats, with constant messes. I also used to use the organic cleaner on a laundry room floor which was in bad shape - it did as well as the very expensive Armstrong cleaner did, and the Armstrong cleaner just killed my lungs. Now perhaps if the floor had been in good shape, the Armstrong cleaner would have performed better, but who knows.
The Watkins organic (available online or through your local Watkins rep) - also gave paneling and things a great shine, my mom used it on paneling, and discovered that waxing was no longer necessary, the cleaner alone did just about as well.
Perhaps Seventh Generation should make a concentrated cleaner such as this. I have Psoriasis and have always had Asthma, so I love gentle products!
I have to haul water to my house when it doesn't rain so I'm pretty stingy with water. I use a product to shave my legs that is a creme that I rub into my DRY skin. Then I WET my razor in a cup of water and shave away, rinsing the razor in the cup. Sometimes, sitting on my back porch if its a nice day and I never give myself a calf mohawk or draw a drop of blood! I know for a fact it works great on men because its a men's line of product that I use AND the blades don't get dull for so long that I've actually had the plastic part break from over use while the razor was still sharp! How about whipping a little of that stuff up in a girly scent?
We use hand sanitizers but are always turned off by the list of chemicals. Ditto on the TP, ( we tried 7th generation but went to the Office Depot brand) recycled but much softer and seems to be more on a roll. Also ditto on the clothes pins, I like the bamboo idea...they would probably hold up.
I totally agree, if the TP was softer...I would buy it every time I purchased TP, as well with facial tissues and paper towels!
How about paper plates made from recycled paper?
For that matter, why not paper cups too?
I'd love to throw a "green" cookout!
I'd also love to send my daughter to school with green paper lunch bags.
Especially the sandwich/freezer bags and the softer TP/facial tissue.
Another consideration for these is that the detergent is pre-measured. My older daughter is in charge of the dishwasher, and if I buy the boxed/bottled dishwashing detergent, invariably she will overfill the container. With the pods, she can just pop one in and not worry about the amount used. Maybe the film could be glycerin-based?
Recycled Paper or Cloth floor cleaning pads pre-moistened with non-toxic cleaner. Just like Swiffer mops only green.
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