Dishing with Danny

Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo knows a few things about washing dishes.

Seo has written several books, including Conscious Style Home: Eco-Friendly Living for the 21st Century and Simply Green Parties: Simple and Resourceful Ideas for Throwing the Perfect Celebration, Event or Get-Together.

In a recent Better Homes and Gardens column, he discusses eco-friendly dishwashing:

A full dishwasher uses half the energy and one-sixth the water of washing by hand. Go greener by choosing a phosphate-free detergent.

Seo likes Method’s Smarty Dish cubes, which are naturally derived, nontoxic, bleach-free and biodegradable. The cubes are available in several scents, including pink grapefruit, lavender and cucumber-lemon.

Ingredients include natural mineral cleaning salts, fragrance oil blends, nontoxic anti-spotting agents, a seaweed-derived dispersing agent and cleaning enzymes.

You can find Method products in supermarkets, superstores like Target, and natural and organic food stores.

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  • katie molinari  September 14, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    The image for Method’s Smarty Dish dishwasing cubes shown alongside the above article is incorrect. The product shown above is a discontinued Method product from several years ago.

    You can find Method’s Smarty Dish via the below link – it’s available in a pink grapefruit scent or an unscented version.

    http://methodhome.com/all-products/citrus/pink-grapefruit/smarty-dish.aspx

    Thanks,
    Method Public Relations

  • Barbara Feiner  September 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hi, Katie:

    Thanks for contacting us about the change in product image and scents.

    FYI: Several other scents, apparently discontinued per your comments, were featured in your online Amazon.com store on the day I posted my story. It looks as though your Amazon coordinator added and deleted products after our story ran.

    To readers who wish to purchase the new products via Amazon, please follow this link:

    http://tinyurl.com/ow8nez

    Barbara Feiner
    Contributing Editor

  • George  March 16, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Thanks for the new link. Btw, my wife has Simply Green Parties, bought it locally here in Cyprus, she said it’s good. But the price of the book was double than what was offered at Amazon… well lesson learned better later than never…
    Gina

  • Sally E  April 26, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Thanks for the info. Next time I am shopping in Target, I will definitely look out for it!

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