Category Archives: product reviews

B.Y.O.C – Bring Your Own Cup


 Yesterday I wrote about New York’s campaign against disposable single-serving water bottles that encourages New Yorkers to drink more tap water.  I thought it would be fun to cover some of the alternative reusable water bottles on the market today. Many of them are quite trendy, as well as GREEN.  Continue reading


The GREEN way to pick up doggie doo-doo

Dog Playing in water

I have a good friend that is consistently buying rolls of those blue plastic doggie waste bags to carry around with her when she takes her little dog for a walk. I don’t blame her. The bags fit right into the little plastic fire hydrant on her dog’s leash and they are really convenient. She does the responsible thing and picks up after her dog, but I still don’t think she has thought the entire process through.   Continue reading

Vacuums that don’t Suck at Sucking up Pet Hair

White Rat 

Consumer Reports (CR) rated 65 vacuums.  They measured not only how much fur was removed from the floor and fabrics, but also how much hair was still left on the rotating brush and never made it into the canister or bag. The “emissions test” measured how much dust and small particles were put back into the air during vacuuming. Dust, fine pet hair and dander can all contribute to indoor air pollution.
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