When you buy that jug of laundry detergent or window cleaner, you are buying a product that is 90 percent water.  Concentrated refills are a solution, but consumers are turned off by having to remix their own household cleaners.  So CPG companies are in a pickle.

SC Johnson believes they can change consumer thinking with the introduction of WindexTM Minis, pouches of concentrate that only weigh a few ounces each.  For now the Minis will be available only online so that SC Johnson employees can tweak the design and decide how to roll out the product.

For SC Johnson, the trick is buy-in from those influential “mommy bloggers.”  They have a role in changing consumer behavior, and such a change is crucial:  companies lose money by wasting transport costs on shipping water across the country.

Read the full article on Triple Pundit.  Naturally the peanut gallery, which loves to naysay an idea but offer suggestions that are besides the point, have chimed in.  But whatever you think of a bottle’s design or diesel fuel, less water consumed and fewer deliveries made together are a great benefit.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.