Worst Green Idea Ever Is Bad for Kids Tootoddler-times
It’s time to hand out a bonehead of the month award courtesy of Babble, and I’ve got a big winner for you: the folks filling old soda bottles with cleaning solutions and selling them to families to “go green.”
Anyone else see something incredibly wrong here?
No? OK, let me break it down for you. Car wash concentrate, 409, etc. are BAD for you. And soda bottles look pretty darn appealing to kids (especially kids like mine who have been denied soda by their mean old mommies). Did they not read Alice in Wonderland? Kids see “drink me,” and say “OK, sure.”
Only instead of growing to gargantuan size, they’re going to get sick . . . and maybe die.
So much for an “eco-initiative,” which is what the folks at New Soap, Old Bottles are calling it to try to get your cash (it’s got a child-proof lid, they say . . . so they apparently DID think about kids somewhere along the way . . . even if they haven’t yet met my four-year-old with her mastery of every childproof lid known to man).
By the way, since we’re pissing in their cornflakes, we figure we might as well offer up a better idea. Instead of buying old soda bottles filled with household cleansers to “go green,” buy an economy size and just pour it into your OLD cleaning bottles. It’s greener – less plastic used – not to mention that silly little benefit of, actually LOOKING LIKE what it is.
I know, I know. It won’t have the cachet of a retro old soda bottle . . . and no one will make money off of it.
Image: New Soap