Proctor and Gamble Future Friendly Family Program

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).

Purchase Cascade 2-in-1 Action Packs for the Dishwasher

Cascade 2-in-1 Action Packs for the Dishwasher

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.

shespeaks - I joined the Future Friendly Challenge. Will You?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.