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For the best results when using any of the Kirkland
Signature environmentally friendly cleaning products,
follow the package directions and measure precisely,
advises Pat Volchok, Costco’s consumer reporter.
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UN TIL RECENTLY the green cleaning movement—using household cleaners made from
environmentally friendly ingredients—
seemed muddied by products short on valid
eco-claims and cleaning performance yet high
on price and false promises.
Feeling pretty green-shy, I nonetheless
took my habitual leap of faith when it comes
to all things created by Costco and purchased
the newly launched, U.S.-made Kirkland
Signature™ environmentally friendly liquid
Price and performance
The cost—less than 14 cents per wash
load versus the 20 to 44 cents I usually spend
on regular brands—immediately impressed
me. The label lists many biodegradable and
biorenewable properties, including powerful
cleaning agents made from coconut and palm
oils rather than petroleum-based chemicals.
Equally pleasing are the statements “CRUELTY
FREE, NO ANIMAL TESTING” and “SAFE FOR
SEPTIC SYSTEMS”; a toll-free 800 number for
questions (1-800-774-2678); and the HE
symbol, which is found only on the detergents
approved for high-efficiency (HE) washers.
The 170-fluid-ounce (enough for 110
loads) recyclable bottle is made of at least 25
percent recycled material and is easy to manage. The double-concentrated formula is
doubly good for the environment, with less
water used in manufacturing and a smaller
amount of detergent needed to clean.
Cleaning results are excellent (see “Pat’s
Test Kitchen”). Consequently, the other three
Kirkland Signature eco-cleaning products, all
equally stellar, with recyclable packaging and
biodegradable and biorenewable cleaning
agents, now also reside in our home.