Monday, August 19, 2013

Soap Pods

In the last several months, Milady and I have been using those soap pods that you see everywhere.  Tide makes them, Purex makes them. No measuring, no powder, no liquid, just drop the bag into the washing machine, add water and a load of clothes, and let 'er rip.  Very convenient.

My question:  Where does the little plastic pack go?  If the companies can make a plastic pack dissolve in cold water, why do we have a landfill problem?


Anonymous said...

I bet they go to the same place gelatin medicine capsules go....
I would think the pacs are made of a water soluble material; gelatin. They just dissolve in the wash water.


Gerry Nygaard said...

In the long ago, when Da Missus and I were newly married she liked detergent pucks of some kind. Laundry detergent pressed into hockey puck sized units. One or two tossed into the washer according to dirtyness of clothes. Very convenient.

I wish I could remember the names of 'em.

Gerry N.

Precision270 said...

It isn't really plastic. It is more like the gelatin pill stuff, not exactly that either, but the same concept.

They will dissolve in water, sloooowly. Or quite quickly in hot water. At least the one the wife buys do that.