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Garbage Maven: Tide Pods ride wave of change in packaging

Garbage Maven: Tide Pods ride wave of change in packaging
News from Los Angeles Times:

SC Johnson introduced a version of its popular Windex window cleaner earlier this year that’s sold in a “snip ‘n’ pour” pouch, above left, so customers can refill old bottles with a concentrated Windex formula diluted with water from the tap. The company also is test marketing a contraption called the All-in-One, above right, a dispenser for concentrated versions of Scrubbing Bubbles, Fantastik and other cleansers. And in March, Procter & Gamble is scheduled to introduce Tide Pods, a “compacted” version of liquid laundry detergent in single-use capsules meant to eliminate the need to measure and reduce the overuse of soap.

These kinds of super-concentrated cleaners have come and gone since the ’70s, with mostly limited success. But consumers will see a resurgence of them in the months to come due to the success of niche cleaning products and pressure f…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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MIT revives electrolyzed water at Endicott House
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

By Rodney H. Brown

MIT is no stranger to innovation, but the school has resurrected a technology that flourished a few years ago — not on its lab benches in Cambridge but at a conference center it owns in Dedham. The technology is electrolyzed water used as a cleaner and disinfectant.

Back in 2006, a Woburn startup had developed a technology that would ionize salt water to produce an effective and non-toxic disinfectant that shares some chemistry with chlorine bleach but is safe enough to drink, and is more effective than chlorine bleach as a disinfectant. That company,

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