Future Friendly is the new campaign from P&G brands. It asks families to consider the environment in every day activities like dish washing, clothes washing and more. They’ve designed new products around the new concept and I got the opportunity to try their Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher Detergent,. The detergent is meant to be used on dishes that do not require pre-rinsing and they claim it can save you up to 2,600 gallons of water per year (based on 12.5 gallons of water to pretreat at 4 loads per week).
Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher Detergent It powers away 24-hour, stuck-on food so you don’t have to. It breaks down, dissolves, and rinses away tough food particles without the need to pre-wash.
What’s in the cute little gel pac? Complex sodium phosphates and sodium carbonate, oxygen bleaching system, enzymes, nonionic wetting agents, sodium silicate, binding agents, dyes, perfume., water soluble film. I don’t want or need perfume in my dish washer soap. The cost? By shopping in bulk on Amazon, the cost is 25 cents per wash.
While I’m not a fan of everything on the the ingredient list, I do appreciate that it is low phosphate and I do applaud the effort to get people educated on how their everyday actions affect the environment. And for these reasons, I’m happy to share their Future Thinking program. I won’t, however, be giving up my dye free, phosphate free, and fragrance free current soap. I can hope that someday soon, they’ll have one though.
Want to get your family involved in reducing, reusing, and recycling? Here are some free downloadable printables to help you track your progress:
- Ideas for Future Thinking Tasks – want to know how to save water, energy and more? Check out the Future Thinking home page for ideas anyone can put to use.
- Tracking Tools – Printable tickets that can be given out when someone works to protect the environment. Use them to see who is working the hardest or make it a contest and award a prize to the person who does the most within the week or month.
- Kids Coloring Chart – Too young for tickets? Here a great activity page where kids color in a symbol when they complete a Future Friendly task. When they’re done coloring in the entire page, reward them with a book on recycling, a plant for the garden, or other environmentally friendly gift.
Disclosure: I received a Future Friendly Kit with Cascade Action Pacs from SheSpeaks on behalf of P&G; comments and thoughts are my own.