COSTCO HAS DEVELOPED three new environmentally friendly Kirkland Signature™
cleaning products—Laundry Detergent,
Liquid Dish Soap and Multipurpose Cleaner—
that set a new standard in eco-friendliness for
These new products feature biodegradable cleaning agents and plant-based formulas; contain no phosphates, dyes, optical
brighteners or bleaches; are safe for septic
systems; and are not animal tested.
“We built these environmentally friendly
products without performance tradeoffs, so the
members will be able to use these products and
be green,” says Costco buyer Deb Belcourt.
For example, the new Kirkland Signature
Laundry Detergent was developed specifically from the ground up as an ecologically
friendly detergent. That means the product
and packaging formulations were all designed
from scratch to use not only the most environmentally friendly ingredients, but also the
most efficient manufacturing and distribution processes.
“Some items make green claims around
one attribute yet contain other ingredients
which may not be the most environmentally
desirable,” says Deb. “Few items are designed
to really minimize the carbon footprint
throughout the product life cycle.”
The concept of green at Costco refers
not only to the environment, but also to
money. While the new Kirkland Signature
products clean and stay eco-friendly, they
also provide great value, according to Deb.
The environmentally friendly Kirkland
Signature Laundry Detergent, at 110 wash
loads, yields a per-wash cost of less than 12
cents, while other regular and environmentally safe detergents sold in most retail and
natural stores typically cost 20 to 44 cents per
The environmentally friendly 135-ounce
Kirkland Signature Liquid Dish Detergent
costs 5. 4 cents per ounce; the detergent sold
in most grocery and natural stores costs 13 to
36 cents per ounce.
The environmentally friendly 202-ounce
Kirkland Signature Multipurpose Cleaner (a
32-ounce spray bottle with a 170-ounce refill)
is less than 4 cents per ounce, while other
general-purpose cleaners sell for 13 to 27
cents per ounce.
The new Kirkland Signature Laundry
Detergent replaces Wintree in about 180 U.S.
locations. The Kirkland Signature Liquid Dish
Detergent replaces the 135-ounce Kirkland
Signature Liquid Dish Soap. The Kirkland
Signature Multi-Purpose Cleaner replaces other
branded multipurpose cleaners sold by Costco.
Watch for these and more new environmentally friendly Kirkland Signature products
at local Costco warehouses.—Bill Urlevich
on Whirlpool appliances
The Whirlpool Duet Sport 3.7-cu.-ft. Capacity
6.7-cu.-ft. Capacity Electric or
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Whirlpool Pedestal Dra wer (LAB2700MQ) sold separately. Item #729826
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Rebate offers valid August 1–31, 2008.
Kirkland Signature™ by Whirlpool 14.4-cu.-ft. Top Mount Fridge
(ST14CKXSQ) Item #401735 also available.