Friday, July 31, 2009

method profile - anna boyarsky

Check, check, check it out, baby! (Can anyone tell me what song THAT'S from? If so, uh, you need as much of a life as I do!) Look what I got! Why it's none other than a grand method profile! Perfect for a wonderful Friday afternoon!

I had to do a little threatening on this one, but in the end Anna came through, and was a great sport! She's always rockin' it over at method, and we appreciate everything she does for us here at ole' method lust! So on with the show (show being seven questions, ok? Ok.)

1+ Your name, please? And do you have a nickname at method?
Anna Boyarsky (nickname "slinky", i carry around this mini wire slinky all day, it has gotten a bit pavlovian so that i can't work without it.)

2+ What was your first method lust?
Like most people I fell in LOVE with our Green Tea Aloe handwash. Such a cute shape, such a nice smell, such a eco-product. But as I have matured in my love of method I have to say I am obsessed with our landry detergent. Nothing works better, and i am not using excess water.

3+ What brought you to method, the company? (How did you become interested in a career with method?)
I came to method about 4 years ago and immediately feel in love with not only the amazing products we make but the dynamic culture that we have inside our office. I get paid to have fun and make a difference. Nothing better!

4+ What is your title/dept. at method, and what is it you do there? How long have you been with method?
Oh man I have had quite a few titles but the most recient is "president of the method fan club; people against dirty". It is a little long but I think it speaks to our passion to serve our "people against dirty" community and give them the tools to spread the method love.

5+ What is the biggest thing you are currently doing, besides using method products, to help out the environment?
I try to do a lot of things. The most recent is to purchase local produce at farmers markets and California wines. Life is rough. :)

6+ Who's the last person you've turned onto method?
My parent's friends in Oregon. I was talking to them the other day and they told me they went to Lowes and bought every product!

7+ Which one best describes you as a person? Pink Grapefruit, French Lavender, Cucumber, or Go Naked?
I would have to say cucumber...I would like to think I am refreshing. :)

Thank you, thank you Anna! See, that wasn't so difficult! Ha ha!

And method employees, would you like your very own method profile? Come on, you know you want one! If so, drop me an email and I'll let you know all about it! (It's so easy, you could do it with one arm tied behind your back! Trust me!)


And don't think I've forgotten you method lust readers! How would you like to be the next method lust advocate spotlight? You can! It's easy! So freakin' easy! Like, chimpanzee easy! And you know you don't want a chimpanzee getting the better of you, now do you? No, you don't. Uh-uh. So here are all the details!

mandarin mango lust contest!

UPDATE Contest closed! Thanks to everyone that entered! The winner will be announced shortly! Good luck! One more exclamation point!


Listen up! So here's the thing! We all know (don't we?) that method's new (limited edition) hand wash fragrance, mandarin mango, makes it's debut this August! Well, why buy it, when you can win it (and try it for free?)

And this is all you gotta do! method lust roll call! Just comment on this post, giving your name (or screen name) and the last method product you purchased! "Nathan Aaron - Lavender + lemongrass aroma pill refills." That's it! One lucky person will be chosen at random to win a free bottle of new mandarin mango hand wash once it debuts! So good luck! (One entry per method luster, please. And if you've never purchased method products (what?!) you can still enter, of course! No purchase discrimination here, folks!)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

blown out?

UPDATED UPDATE to my UPDATE method lust reader Karin says "when you say "aircare" line - are you talking about the candles, sprays, pills, aroma rings and oil diffusers? I mean, what the heck is left? Not that I don't like some of their other products (I heart the shower spray, lil bowl blu and le scrub)...but seriously, I feel like that is half their line!

Honestly though, I have always had an issue with the price of their aircare line - a little on the pricey side. So if aircare wasn't selling well, I would venture to guess that other people thought they were a little pricey too. Ok, sorry for the rambling rant - i'm just a little shocked."

Karin, those are indeed all the products I'm talking about when I say aircare line. And I agree, I think it's a big part of their line. And, (PS. - Nathan needs a life) I was thinking about this last night (see, I told you he did) and I've sorta taken a step back here. I think the CURRENT version of aircare will be discontinued. BUT I have a feeling (some little voice in the back of my head, it's hard to keep him quiet sometimes. Shh, I'm trying to think! Quiet, I say! Quiet!...) saying method would be really stupid to cut the entire line; so I'm now going with it being rebooted/revised/revamped. In the end, we'll see.

Now I do have a couple small comments that I've heard here and there that make me feel otherwise, but I'm sticking with the aircare line staying/returning in SOME form. But no matter, I still say stock up, because not only do I bet many of these product versions won't be back; but I'm also betting all the scents will be replaced (which might actually be a great thing!) So grab your favorites while you can! (So much speculation, so little time! Ha ha!)


UPDATED UPDATE Ok, folks. The method aircare aroma ring refills have all gone on clearance. That's it, I'm callin' it! The aircare line is being discontinued. You know how there are those people that tell you they're totally innocent, but won't actually let you see the evidence for yourself, to easily prove their innocence. Like they actually have something to hide, and uh, aren't really innocent? (Uh, what the heck, Nathan?) What I mean is, method is being really hush hush over this one; and that can only mean one thing, the aircare line IS being discontinued (cause otherwise it's pretty easy to just say "Uh, no, it's not being discontinued." Know what I mean?) So, again, I'm callin' it! Is it being replaced out with a new, rebooted aircare line? There might be a teeny, tiny small chance there, but honestly, I wouldn't hold my breath. Run out and stock up, cause it's happening people!

I'm sorta surprised at the total lack of comments concerning this news? Are you gonna miss the aircare line? Should we work up a petition (seriously!)? Are you glad to see it go? Are you sobbing uncontrollably? Let us know! (And if you're sobbing uncontrollably, tissues are in the bathroom. There's a fresh box.)


UPDATE Alright, so uhm, a sorta update here. Now let me just tell you, usually, method is really great about providing me with news, announcements, and the such. But this time around, mum's the word! No one is cracking, no matter how much chocolate, Metromint water (mmm! Minty water!) and cash I sling their way. And honestly, I'd heard some weird extremely cryptic rumblings a few months ago; but I kept still. Quiet as a mouse. Hush hush, you know? Cause I'm all about playing fair! Nice and easy! You scratch my back, I'll scratch your back. Penny for your thoughts? Who's on first? What's on second? No wait, where was I?

But now with what looks like the aircare candles actually being discontinued at Target, I think my horrible no-no-please-no! hunches were correct. While everyone is staying zipped up tight at method, and I've asked, OH have I asked, after seeing the candles hit clearance (but not before, because well, you know, all that mum's the word and fair play stuff and oh uh, I'm sorta lost? Anyone have some bread crumbs?) So here goes nothing. This is NOT official (but sorta the word is "stock up on aircare.") I think the aircare line is about to go bye-bye! SO, I'll keep chipping away, and trying to find out more information; but until then, I highly recommend you start stocking up on some method aircare. It just might be your last chance!

What are your thoughts? Can you live without the aircare line? What if they replace if with some dandy awesome new (non-aircare) line? Would that heal your wounds? No? Yes? Seriously, we might have to start an online petition if this happens. Because I'm not sure about YOU, but I don't think ole' Nathan can live without his method aircare. So. Serious.


...Sniff. So folks, I return (slightly tanned/burned and in vacation withdrawal already!) with some (possibly) bad news. Target has just started putting the method aircare candles on clearance. And while I (currently) have no official information on this, I do believe this might be the end for our belusted aircare candles! I really don't believe they're reworking the containers again, and would bet money the candles are being discontinued (with possibly their only return being during the holidays?) NOW, like I said, I should have some officially official word here in no time, and I'll update everyone!

For the moment, I'd run out and start stocking up on your favorite aircare candles (and maybe all your favorite products from the entire aircare line, JUST in case?) Hysterics exit left, sobbers exit right! Needless to say, to be continued!

sneak peek - mandarin mango hand wash

UPDATE I just checked with method, and unfortunately mandarin mango hand wash is a Target exclusive, and therefore won't be available in Canada. Sniff! Sorry, Canadians!


Check out this sneek peak of method's new limited edition (or rather, guest star!) mandarin mango hand wash! I think it's pretty cute they've decided to give it the title of "guest star" instead of "limited edition" (like they've done in the past.) It's pretty neat, and would definitely let consumers know it won't be around forever!

If you haven't signed up for the mandarin mango lust contest yet, the contest ends July 31st! So hurry and get your name in! Pronto! Go, go, go! Move it! What'cha waiting for? Last call! Over and out! Movin' on! (Oh skedaddle already! It's so freakin' easy!)

design profile

OH my goodness, these bottles are so cute I can't deal! Do you see that elephant bottle? DO YOU!? Wow, I hope they actually produce that one day. It's just too adorable!

method's own people against dirty blog gives us some insight into moving from otter to penguin bottles, used for their squeaky green baby + kids line!

"We've relaunched the packaging on our baby + kids products from an Otter to an adorable little Penguin. Check out some notes from Josh, head of form + function here at method, who talks through why we went from Otter to Penguin.

Q: Why the change?
A: Leaky Otters! We found that people were unable to resist taking the Otter's pants off (no joke!) to get a big whiff of the what the product smelled like. This more often than not loosened the cap underneath the Otter which in turn sometimes created a big mess either on a shelf in the store or all over your bathroom floor at home.

Q: How was the Penguin born?
A: We looked at all sorts of other animals that we knew from around Northern California (our very own backyard) including Sea Lions, Whales, Crabs, Starfish and Giant Squid, before settling on the Penguin for the next generation of the methodkids bottle. Designer Jeannie Choe worked to get the Penguin bottle to look as cute as the Otter and I think we succeeded. The Cap on the top means it's super easy to smell and no more leaky bottles!

Thanks Josh! Check out some intial design work (photo above) of both the little Penguin as well as another product design that didn't make the final cut (not this time at least).
- Julie Kim"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

shock and awe

Wow. Just wow. The world does work in mysterious ways, let me tell ya! How so, you ask? Well, get this.

So uhm, remember this from April? Ok, well, specifically, this part:

"You know, recently I had a big disagreement (we won't call it an argument, though if it went on any longer, it definitely would have been. Possibly with fists?) with a friend's mother! (I know, his mother! And yes, friend, you know who you are! (Shakes fist in air!) I think his hidden goal was to get me all riled up, cause actually, well, he's evil. Ha ha! But in the end, all my talk of polar bears drowning, method lusting, helping the earth in small ways, and just say no to plastic bags was met with "well if we don't use plastic, what will we make everything out of?/global warming is a bunch of baloney/green cleaning products should be the exact same price as the crappy cleaning products that cost me nothing cause they're made of bad, nasty chemicals (but since they're not, I ain't buyin' them)/I'm not about to take any responsibility myself"-ness. And honestly, I'm still slightly erked."

Yeah, that post. Ha ha! So get this... said friend sends me an email a couple days ago. And the shorthand version is:

"Just wanted to let you know, my mom told me she finally went out and purchased a hand towel to use in the kitchen, instead of constantly using paper towels. And it was all because of the conversation we'd had during that drive (to Ikea.)"

My mouth dropped to the floor, I think literally, upon reading this. I mean (and yes, he's reading this - Hi, Sam!) if there was ever anyone I thought I simply couldn't crack when it came to this eco thing, it would have been his mother! Moral of this story is truly, you never know WHAT could come from a green conversation with someone, anyone! That little seed might actually get planted, and you may never know! So next time the opportunity arises, and you start thinking "Oh, why bother? What I say will never make a difference, big or small." Say it anyway, you just might be surprised.

- Even if it's three months later. Wow!

Friday, July 17, 2009

suntan(burn) time!

Just so you don't wonder why ole' Nathan isn't posting anything next week, I'm off on vacation! And boy do I need it! Ha! So don't leave me, I'll be back in one week! (I have abandonment issues, can you tell? You wouldn't want to exacerbate those, would you? No, I didn't think so. That would be very bad, indeed.) I'm actually taking my laptop with me (- a first! I usually think that's a huge no-no! But the free wifi sucked me in.) So you never know, but uh, don't expect anything. If you never expect anything, you'll never be disappointed. Right? Right. I have other issues, too. But that's what a therapist is for, don'tcha know!


Meanwhile, don't forget to sign up for the hand wash contest! Time is RUNNING OUT!

bottled out!

Check this out! My friend Sam sent this information my way, and I lusted it!

"H2-Whoa! Australian town bans bottled water | via

SYDNEY - Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country — and possibly the world — to take such a drastic step in the growing backlash against the industry.

Residents of Bundanoon cheered after their near-unanimous approval of the measure at a town meeting Wednesday. It was the second blow to Australia's beverage industry in one day: Hours earlier, the New South Wales state premier banned all state departments and agencies from buying bottled water, calling it a waste of money and natural resources.

"I have never seen 350 Australians in the same room all agreeing to something," said Jon Dee, who helped spearhead the "Bundy on Tap" campaign in Bundanoon, a town of 2,500 about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Sydney. "It's time for people to realize they're being conned by the bottled water industry."

First popularized in the 1980s as a convenient, healthy alternative to sugary drinks, bottled water today is often criticized as an environmental menace, with bottles cluttering landfills and requiring large amounts of energy to produce and transport.

America's 'Think Outside the Bottle' campaign
Over the past few years, at least 60 cities in the United States and a handful of others in Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to stop spending taxpayer dollars on bottled water, which is often consumed during city meetings, said Deborah Lapidus, organizer of Corporate Accountability International's "Think Outside the Bottle" campaign in the U.S.

But the Boston-based nonprofit corporate watchdog has never heard of a community banning the sale of bottled water, she said.

"I think what this town is doing is taking it one step further and recognizing that there's safe drinking water coming out of our taps," she said.

Bundanoon's battle against the bottle has been brewing for years, ever since a Sydney-based beverage company announced plans to build a water extraction plant in the town. Residents were furious over the prospect of an outsider taking their water, trucking it up to Sydney for processing and then selling it back to them. The town is still fighting the company's proposal in court.

Then in March, Huw Kingston, who owns the town's combination cafe and bike shop, had a thought: If the town was so against hosting a water bottling company, why not ban the end product?

Reusable bottles proposed
To prevent lost profit in the 10-or-so town businesses that sell bottled water, Kingston suggested they instead sell reusable bottles for about the same price. Residents will be able to fill the bottles for free at public water fountains, or pay a small fee to fill them with filtered water kept in the stores.

The measure will not impose penalties on those who don't comply when it goes into effect in September. Still, all the business owners voluntarily agreed to follow it, recognizing the financial and environmental drawbacks of bottled water, Kingston said.

On Wednesday, 356 people turned up for a vote — the biggest turnout ever at a town meeting.

Only two people voted no. One said he was worried banning bottled water would encourage people to drink sugary beverages. The other was Geoff Parker, director of the Australasian Bottled Water Institute — which represents the bottled water industry.

Australians spent 500 million Australian dollars ($390 million) on bottled water in 2008 — a hefty sum for a country of just under 22 million people.

Ban criticized for removing consumer choice
On Thursday, Parker blasted the ban as unfair, misguided and ineffective.

He said the bottled water industry is a leader in researching ways to minimize bottled beverage impact on the environment. Plus, he said, the ban removes consumer choice.

"To take away someone's right to choose possibly the healthiest option in a shop fridge or a vending machine we think doesn't embrace common sense," he said.

But tap water is just as good as the stuff you find encased in plastic, said campaign organizer Dee, who also serves as director of the Australian environment group Do Something!

"We're hoping it will act as a catalyst to people's memories to remember the days when we did not have bottled water," he said. "What is 'Evian' spelled backwards? 'Naive.'"


I love that last line! You know, it's crazy to me a tiny town in Australia of 2,500 people have the drive to do something like this! I mean, I live in a town called GREENSboro, and they just suck at recycling, as well as being green. You'd think we'd actually try, but nah. In fact, someone just recently sent me an email about how Greensboro will only recycle plastics with a 1 and 2 on the bottle; BUT there are particular specifications within THOSE numbers, in order for them to actually get recycled. Uh, Greensboro, it's time to WAKE UP! Green rant over.

So, are you going bottle water free? (I use a tap water filter attachment at home, and it's amazing! Seriously.)

adam travels (and speaks!)

Co-founder Adam Lowry has written a post over on method's official people against dirty blog, all about heading over to LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) to speak (and spread the good green word!) He writes...

"I went to LOHAS last week. LOHAS stands for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability and is a conference focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice. It was my first time at LOHAS, and my first time in Boulder. By the way, Boulder is awesome. But that’s beside the point.

I got to speak on a panel that included Deepak Chopra’s daughter, Mallika Chopra, founder of; and Wolf Ludge, CEO of HessNatur. We discussed how to design business for good and how to stay ahead of the mess of green noise by driving true innovation. You can see the talk about the death of the “steal and donate” model of corporate responsibility by visiting the LOHAS website here.

In addition to getting to speak on that awesome panel, other personal highlights were hearing Hunter Lovins, author of Natural Capitalism, Wade Davis, a National Geographic Explorer, and my personal buddy Adam Werback..."

Head on over and read the rest (with additional pics!)

Friday, July 10, 2009

spit n' polish?

I have a confession to make. Are you ready? Ok, here goes. I lust me some method aircare! Capital L. capital U. capital S. and oh yes, capital T. It's the greatest! And I feel a really important part of that whole cleaning process! (Plus it just makes the cleaning even more fun, as even though all our wonderful method cleaning products have amazing scents; they don't tend to linger very long once the cleaning is finished. But some spritzes around the house of aroma spray, or a slowly burning candle keeps their wonderful scents wafting throughout your home all day long!)

Personally (and I'd love to get your thoughts on this, as well!) I don't think of aircare as a "occasional/not necessary" cleaning item. As I just said, I can clean my house up all spic and span great, but uhm, cats (and kids if you've got them) and all that stuff, well, it can leave your house not so great smelling! And that's where aircare comes in! Once your house is looking all grand from some omop mopping, and some all-surface squeaky cleaning, it's really the aircare (in my humble opinion) that keeps the clean going! Like those awesome aroma pills and rings that make my house smell luscious, constantly! And then throw in some aroma spray for those quick scent disasters, and a candle to not only add atmosphere to your house, but great MMMs, and it all comes together perfectly!

And you know what else, I'm shocked that this line within the cleaning aisles is so limited to only a few companies. Glade, and to a degree Renuzit, pretty much OWN the aircare aisles! I've never really figured that one out, because really, most times their scents do not win me over. "Rain Covered Mountains", "Springtime Showers", "Fruit Feista" what kind of scents are thoses?! (Ok, well, ones I just made up, but usually their names are rather close!) I'll stick with my lavender lemongrass, or vanilla apple method aircare, thank you. At least you know what you're getting (lavender, and oh yeah, lemongrass!) and that it's also great for the environment, and you!


But here's my question. Do you think it's time for some spit n' polish to the method aircare line? It seems to have been languishing for a bit, and I think it needs a slight shakeup! Honestly, within the last half year or so, the line has really slowly been restocked in my local Target stores for some reason; often times leaving big gaps in their aircare selections. And aircare used to feature four regular scents, along with (usually) a limited edition spring scent (and fall!) Now we've got three regular scents, and (at least this year) no limited edition spring.

Plus, and I can't believe I'm about to say this, as I LUST me some lavender lemongrass, but for the greater good of the line, I think it's time for a complete scent reinvention! Here's MY thoughts on improving the line:

+ Reduce. The aroma sticks have to go. I love them, don't get me wrong. But the price point is too high, we've all wanted method to provide sticks, oil, and a vase separately (which obviously they're never going to do. But OH, I saw that Target is now offering this in their candle aisle! Sticks, a little bottle of oil, and a vase; in different scents and shapes to choose from! Make your own aroma stick set! I love it! So it is possible, method! Ha ha!) Keep the aroma sticks as a holiday line item. That's where I think they work best.

+ The Trinity. I consider (and some of you lusters aren't going to like what I'm about to say) the Trinity of method aircare to be: candles, aroma spray, and pills. Like I mentioned above, the pills provide continuous scents to make your home smell great; the candles provide atmosphere and additional scent when you want it, and the aroma spray provides quick solutions to "disaster smells". LOL

+ But, I know lots of folks out there that love their aroma rings over pills, SO perhaps they should hold on to those as well (in bamboo? Better for the environment, and prettier!) Four items. Four scents.

+ Four new scents. I'm willing to sacrifice my favorite scents, if it means perhaps reinvigorating the aircare line by bringing in four new regular scents. These three they currently sell have been around forever! Ha ha! Time for something new! Imagine the possibilities!

+ Smooth sailing. The candles burn great once again! The aroma sprays work well (I'm still not completely sure about that o-ring; I lust that o-ring, and it's ease of carrying; but it just needs a small round notch cut out on the front bottom, because I'm always having to watch how I point the nozzle, or it'll hit that ring area attached to the bottle and run down the can; but whatevah...), and the pills have always rocked (especially the nightlite version!) And the aroma rings work way better than their original aroma capsules, so I think they've got a great line here. It's just time for some shimmy and shake!


Whew! So, what do you think? Am I out of line here? Or could the aircare line use a little spit n' polish? Do you use the aircare line? Do you think it's an important part of your overall cleaning process/keeping the house feeling, and smelling fresh? Comment!

video reviews - hand wash

Apparently these big hand wash refill bottles are now (or will be very soon) available at Bed, Bath & Beyond! Let method lust know if you find them!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

four months...

Wow! It's so sunny outside! Time for Popsicles, the beach, suntan lotion (and inevitably sunburn!), long lingering summer evenings, nothing but reality shows on tv (oh no, wait. That used to mean summer. Now that's television 24/7, my bad), and holiday method! Yay!

No wait, what? Well, come on! The method holiday line is but a mere four months away! (Wow, really, seriously? Well, if the past is any lesson, and it usually is; unless you're history, but I digress...) AND it is Christmas in July time, you know! So what better moment than now to discuss method holiday! Ho ho ho! Ok? Alright!

Actually, I was curious about something. I'm doing an impromptu poll (and shh, I bet you can figure out my answer from the above photo, but anyway...) let the method lusters vote!

Way back when, in the beginning of method time, aroma sprays and pill refills were a big part of the holiday line. As the years progressed, what I like to call limited edition "one-shots" sorta took their place. - Holiday scented lotions, aroma beads, candle trios, potpourri ornaments, etc.

So my question to you is, which would you prefer to see this holiday (or fudge!, maybe next holiday? As I bet it's too late to sway method at this point. Ha ha! I'm sure the holiday line is rather locked down now!)

Holiday scented aroma sprays and pill refills? Or holiday limited edition "one-shots" such as aroma beads, candle trios, ornaments, etc? (Each along with our usual holiday faves - dish soap, candles, all-surface spray, and hand wash!) Comment away!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

video review! - aroma ring


Mmm! In one of my FAVORITEST scents, spiced pear! You know, on occasion I'll give out a method goody or two to a friend, and for a bit there it was spiced pear spray cleaner! Everyone lusted it! So one friend of mine, John, finally told me recently "Oh my, I've about completely ran out of that spiced pear spray! Get me another bottle!" - because the one thing I HAVEN'T trained most of my friends to do yet is BUY method for themselves (they just want it free, word!?) And I told him "Oh, John. That scent was only a holiday scent. It appears but once every three years or so!" And he was so very disappointed!

So in a moment of sheer kindness (cause really, I can be stingy and greedy with my method! Ha ha!) I slipped a bottle from my method vault, and gave it to him (from my secret stash purchased last holiday! I hope spiced pear comes back around real soon!) He was so happy! I told him "Use it sparingly! That's your last bottle until the next holiday it pops up again!" LOL Who knew cleaning supplies would become rare collectables you hoarded. Or uh, is that just me? I figured as much...

Monday, July 6, 2009

here's the dirt

Take a look-see! method has gone composting! Word, if only I could get my office to sincerely make an attempt at recycling their plastic water bottles (or hey, not buy water bottles at ALL!) But as one employee at my office likes to (jokingly?) say: "More trash for Mother Earth! Fill'er up!" Yeah, I'm working an uphill battle here, folks.

Anyway, over on their (oh you know by now) official method people against dirty blog, the word of the day is composting!

"Though we may be people against dirty, we do make one exception for the grimy stuff…compost! A family of happy, well-fed worms resides in our 3rd floor kitchen, and chomps the day away while the rest of us work.

Much to our delight, our hunky San Francisco mayor has just made sure that we’re not the only ones reveling in green bin fun. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that mandates composting across the city and county of San Francisco.

While worm-haters will eventually be fined for not separating out their food scraps, the city will first spread the message through an educational campaign. Seems like a cool way to put the carrot before the stick. We’ll be on the lookout for pizza boxes that instruct the masses to recycle a clean box and compost a greasy box (see Gavin’s demo piece above). As if the boxes are ever grease free.

The good people of San Francisco already have much to be proud of – our fair city already diverts 72 percent of waste bound for landfills to recycling and composting programs. The new pro-worm, anti-methane law will hopefully help the city meet its 2020 goal of sending zero waste to landfill. And you wonder where we get our inspiration from.
- Katie S."


Wow! The part that really stands out to me is "(the) law will hopefully help the city meet its 2020 goal of sending zero waste to landfill." That's BIG! But uh, how does that work exactly? I mean, can you compost couches, and razor blades? I'm not sure what they mean when they say zero waste to landfills. Anyone with more information, let me know! I'm really curious! Comment away!

Does this mean method lust's next eco-challenge should be composting? I've always shied away from this. It just seems foreign to me. And confusing. All I know is there are worms involved. That live in containers. LOL Perhaps I should become a little more compost knowledgeable! I'll get back to you on this one!

Do you compost? Love it? Hate it? Tell us!

video review! - bathroom cleaner

clean sweeps

+ method luster Brit let us know that you can download a method $1.00 off coupon on! And that also, if you pick up a current copy of the Whole Foods newsletter, they also have a $1.00 off coupon for our favorite company! Enjoy! Thanks, Brit!

+ The new issue of Consumer Reports chooses their two best phosphate-free dishwasher detergents! And one just happens to be method smarty dish! Yay!

+ Speaking of those cute little oval cleaning machines, has anyone tried method's tip on using smarty dish as a whitening booster in your laundry? If so, what were your results! Let us know!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

hsn: more new for you!

green perks

Hey, got a cell phone plan with T-Mobile? Yay! (Oh, but here comes the "are you out of the hip loop?" question. And yes, I am. Boo.) Got a cell phone DATA plan with T-Mobile? If you do, make sure you sign up for their new Green Perks application! It's even free!

Green Perks is a free downloadable application that delivers exclusive discounts on green products and services directly to your phone. And one of these great exclusives just happens to be 20% off method home care and personal care products coupons! So cool! (And so sad I can't get these. Ah well! Data plan, shm-ata plan!)

But for you lucky folks that ARE hip and trendy, download it from their site today! And start saving!


You know, as badly as I want an iPhone (and I want one badly! But that monthly service plan price. Word. But I digress...) I have to say, when T-Mobile bought out Suncom (my previous carrier) I had my worries. But every time I've called customer service, they've seriously been helpful, positive, and pleasant! (A rarity in today's customer service world.) So I'd actually recommend them as a carrier! (Much better than the apparently horrid AT&T customer service I continually read and hear about. Oh iPhone, one day you will no longer be tethered to a single carrier... one day!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

look who's brand new!

Well, well! Looks like someone's gone and gotten themselves a little... plastic surgery! OH oh, get it? Plastic. Surgery. I swear, folks! I'll be here all week! I hear the veal is really good (if you're into eating things like that, which, really, you shouldn't be! Baby. Cow! That's all I got to say! Wait, where am I? Oh, yeah...)

It would appear that method squeaky green kids (and possibly baby) line is getting a make over! Off goes the otter, in comes the penguin! The other thing you'll notice is the squeeze bottom is gone, replaced with a flip top lid. I swear, I know I know I've heard it from you all before. But I just think the squeeze bottom is such a great idea, one day method is going to get it right and it's going to stick! But until then, I guess it's more flip tops.

I only saw the crisp apple body wash, and 3-in-1 shampoo in this new bottle (with the 3-in-1 shampoo announcing it was an easier rinse formula!) I'm not sure if this new bottle will be kids + baby product wide, or not. (Though I'm guessing the answer shall be yes.) Look for it soon at your favorite Target!

What do you think? Squeeze bottom? Flip top lid? Otter? Or Penguin? Let us know!
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