Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I admit freely that I was beguiled by this giant, futuristic jug[gernaut] of soap. It feels otherworldly, like I was bringing home some futuristic home fusion reactor fuel. This is 96 fl. ounces of soap. The container itself is almost a foot tall. On the back of the jug Method even makes suggestions for what to do with the packaging after the soap is spent.
However, something about Costco/Sam's Club size portions, even of products as cool as Method's, gives me a brief back of the brain pause. Does suggesting a few hip, alt-recycling uses for such a huge container (flower vase, piggy bank) offset cow-towing to the cultural trend of massive over-consumption? Discuss.