Happy Earth Day from Melaleuca!

Melaleuca Wishes you a Happy Earth Day

Melaleuca Wishes you a Happy Earth Day

Let’s all do our part for a healthy planet

Each year on April 22, people around the world pause to celebrate Earth Day. Since 1970, special events across the globe have taken place on this day in support of environmental wellness.

Earth Day 2016 is especially historic, as more than 100 nations are expected to sign the Paris Agreement—a monumental climate protection treaty adopted last year by the United Nations. This global environmental initiative is one of hope and promise, as the nations who sign today do so with the commitment to lower greenhouse-gas emissions.

No matter how big or how small, nations, companies, communities, and families have the responsibility and opportunity to make a lasting, positive difference for our beautiful planet.

Can you really make a difference? At Melaleuca, we believe you can. It all starts with understanding how your choices alter the environment.

Understanding Your Environmental Impact

Whether you live in a big city or a small town, on the coast or in the mountains, earth is the place we all call home. And it’s up to us to take care of it.

Our actions impact whether or not the air we breathe is clean and the water we drink is fresh. They can also directly alter the delicate ecosystems that make life on this planet possible. We all want a clean, safe, and beautiful environment for our families to enjoy. In order to maintain that, we need to understand our connection to the world around us.

Many factors, including the decisions we make in our own homes, affect the well being of our environment. Little things we do every day can either add to the problems facing the environment or to the solutions. If everyone chooses to make just a few simple changes in their daily routine, over time our world will become cleaner and healthier for generations to come.

Making a Difference Can Be Easy

Keeping the home we live in clean is a normal part of our regular routine. When the garbage is full, we take it out. When the dishes need to be cleaned, we wash them. But when it comes to the second home we have, the earth we live on, doing our part to keep the environment clean is often overlooked.

It doesn’t take much to pollute the air, contaminate water, squander energy, or create waste. That’s why it’s important to know what we can do to reduce our negative impact on the environment. The good news is that making a difference is as easy as rethinking how we go places, what we throw away, and what we use to clean our homes.

Four Ways to Help Mother Earth

  1. Protect Water. First, only use cleaning products that are free from harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach and phosphates—like Safe & Mighty™ Toilet Bowl Cleaner—to keep our waterways clean. Second, use only as much water as you need and be especially mindful of anything you put down the drain.
  2. Conserve Energy. Whenever possible, wash your laundry in cold water. This can save you more than $10 a month on your electric bill. MelaPower® 6x is specially formulated clean your laundry in cold water. Also, turn your thermostat up 2 degrees in the summer and down 2 degrees in the winter to save energy and lower your bill.
  3. Improve Air Quality. Combine your weekly errands into a single trip. Ride a bike, take a walk, carpool, or use mass transit whenever possible. If you can skip a trip in your car, do it.
  4. Reduce Waste. Buying concentrated products like EcoSense® cleaning, laundry, and dish products helps reduce packaging that’s thrown away and cuts down on the need to manufacture new plastic packaging. By recycling aluminum cans, paper products, plastics, and glass bottles, you can reduce the amount of trash that ends up in our landfills.

The Melaleuca Difference

By choosing to purchase products from companies committed to eco-friendly practices, you are making a difference. If you’re a Melaleuca customer, you’re already helping protect the environment—whether you realize it or not.

For over 30 years, Melaleuca has made environmental wellness an important part of our company culture. Here are just a few ways how:

  1. Melaleuca’s EcoSense® products contain no harsh chemicals that pollute waterways and damage the environment. Instead, they are formulated with natural, biodegradable ingredients.
  2. Our concentrated products use less water, less plastic, and less fuel, which saves resources and decrease pollution. In fact, since 1985, Melaleuca has saved:

    205,701,712 pounds of plastic,
    41,013,695 gallons of gasoline,
    and 46,145,876 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions

    … all because customers like you purchase our concentrated products!

  3. We use recycled and sustainably sourced materials in our manufacturing. We even recycle the plastic bins used to move products at our plant.
  4. By shipping our products directly to you, we save you a trip to the grocery store. And because our trucks our packed to capacity, we maximize fuel use.
  5. Our facilities use skylights and energy-efficient lighting to cut back on electricity. And our facilities in Idaho Falls, Idaho, are powered 97% by wind and hydroelectricity.

As you can see, Melaleuca is committed to protecting Mother Earth, and we hope you’ll join us. Start small by implementing the environmentally friendly practices suggested above. You can even share them with your family, friends, and neighbors.

This planet is our only home. And what a beautiful home it is. By working together, we can preserve a healthy environment for ourselves, our children, and for generations to come.

Melaleuca Introduces 3 New & Improved EcoSense® Formulas

Tub&Tile Ecosense

For 30 years, Melaleuca has been the leader in cleaning products that are not only more effective than the grocery store brands, but also safer, healthier, and more natural. You won’t find chlorine bleach, ammonia, or other toxic chemicals in any of our EcoSense products.

Melaleuca’s innovative cleaning products use natural, biodegradable ingredients so they’re safer for your home, your family, and the environment. The concentrated formulas save plastic and offer you a better value. And now, we’re excited to announce all-new, improved formulas for three of our most popular EcoSense products.

Tub & Tile™ Bathroom Cleaner
Tub & Tile cleans tubs, showers, sinks, toilets, and other bathroom surfaces.* When you use Tub & Tile , you’re using the power of nature—not harsh chemicals—to safely melt away soap scum, limescale, and hard water stains.

What’s new?

  • The natural cleaning power of citric acid (lemons) is better than ever! Making it easier than ever to fight hard water stains and bathroom grime. Derived from sugar cane, sugar beets, and pineapple, glycolic acid boosts Tub & Tile’s natural effectiveness, allowing you to enjoy a cleaner, fresher bathroom—without the worry of toxic chemicals and fumes.
  • The improved Tub & Tile formula also includes a new fragrance oils to deliver an updated Lemon and Tangerine scent that is sure to leave your bathroom smelling as fresh and clean as it looks.


Clear Power® Glass Cleaner

Clear Power cleans glass, stainless steel, and other shiny surfaces. It works best with our Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloths.

What’s new?

  • All-new Clear Power features dramatically improved cleaning power with naturally derived, ammonia-free cleaners. It delivers streak-free performance and gives you a cleaning value no grocery store alternative can beat.
  • Clear Power now comes in a fresh new fragrance—Crisp Orchard—that’s preferred 4-to-1 over the old scent.

No Work® Daily Shower Cleaner
Hate cleaning the shower? No Work does it for you—in just seconds. For a cleaner, fresher shower, just spray and walk away.

What’s new?

  • Improved sheeting action speeds the removal of soap scum and hard water stains from shower surfaces, keeping your shower looking cleaner longer, with no scrubbing.
  • No Work’s new, improved Grapefruit and Yuzu fragrance keeps your shower smelling as clean as it looks.

*Do not use on natural marble, stone, colored grout, or antique, brass, or acrylic surfaces.

Melaleuca Introduces New Safe & Mighty™ Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Safe & Mighty Toilet Bowl Cleaner from Melaleuca

The toilet is a dirty place. No one wants to leave evidence of their daily dealings behind for friends, neighbors, or mothers-in-law to discover on their next visit. And until now, when it came to cleaning your toilet bowl, you had one of two not-so-appealing options to choose from:

  • you could buy a product that cleaned your toilet bowl, but contained harmful chlorine bleach and toxic chemicals; or
  • you could buy a product that was safer for your family and the environment, but live with a dirty bowl.

That was it: a clean bowl or a safe bowl. Well, who says you can’t have both?

Now you can get a sparkling bowl without flushing the environment down the toilet. All-new Safe & Mighty Toilet Bowl Cleaner—the latest addition to Melaleuca’s amazing EcoSense® family of environmentally and economically sensible cleaners—is an effective and environmentally responsible way to keep your toilet bowl clean and fresh.

One look at Safe & Mighty, and it’s clear you’ll never need another toilet bowl cleaner again:

  • No chlorine bleach, toxic chemicals, or harsh fumes
  • Made with natural thyme oil and organic cleaners (like citric acid)
  • Concentrated, easy-cling formula
  • Amazing fresh fragrance
  • No childproof cap required
  • Tilt-neck bottle delivers gel right where you need it

Safe & Mighty delivers unmatched cleaning power with organic cleaners that keep your bathroom smelling as clean as it looks. In lab tests, Safe & Mighty outperformed the competition at removing stubborn grime and buildup. In fact, it was more effective at removing hard water stains than Lysol®, Clorox®, and Seventh Generation products.

Safe & Mighty is not only effective, it’s better for your environment as well. It’s the clean you demand with the safety you’ve come to expect from EcoSense.

Safer for your home
Just look at the sobering statistics. It’s estimated that 61% of toilet bowl cleaners contain chlorine bleach. An additional 26% of adults use chlorine bleach directly in their toilet bowls. That means nearly nine out of 10 toilet bowls are being cleaned with a known poison.

Did you know that exposure to chlorine bleach is the leading cause of all household cleaner-related injuries to young children? The most common types of injury from bleach are poisoning (68%), chemical burns (15.9%) and skin/eye irritation (10.4%).1

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, bleach is responsible for more than 46,000 reported poisonings per year.2 To put that in perspective, three times more people are treated for bleach exposure than those who receive treatment for poisonous snake bites (including copperhead, coral, cottonmouth and rattlesnake bites) and spider bites (including black widow, brown recluse, and all other necrotizing spider bites).2

Recent medical studies have also revealed another disturbing trend. Many household cleaners lead to a higher occurrence of asthma.3 Chlorine bleach specifically aggravates the membranes in the lower respiratory system, causing shortness of breath and wheezing.

So the next time you decide to clean with chlorine bleach, it might be a good idea to use a respirator in addition to the goggles, rubber gloves, and protective clothing most chlorine bleach products recommend you use. Or you could just reach for Safe & Mighty. Its safe and effective ingredients don’t even require a safety cap.

Easier on the environment
When you clean with chlorine bleach, you aren’t just putting your home at risk; you’re also releasing harmful chemicals into the waterways. High amounts of chlorine bleach in our waterways can result in dangerous toxins that linger in the water or soil and take many years to disappear. This is one reason the EPA doesn’t recommend any cleaners containing harsh chemicals be put down the drain.

Because Safe & Mighty uses organic cleaners and thyme oil, it’s safer for your home and the planet, having roughly the same environmental impact as a bowl of lemons.
What’s more, the concentrated formula saves plastic and gives customers like you a better value.

With Safe & Mighty, you can have it all!

Sources:
1. Household Cleaning Product-Related Injuries, Pediatrics, September 2010
2. 2013 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Center
3. American Lung Association

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care: World Environment Day

Today, people all over the world are celebrating World Environment Day. It’s an opportunity to reevaluate the impact each of us has on the environment and decide to make wiser, more conscientious choices regarding the place we all call home. This year, the theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” At Melaleuca, that theme is important to us. We work hard every day to make sure that our products and business practices are environmentally friendly. We are passionate about and committed to eco-friendly practices that contribute to sustaining Mother Nature and planet Earth:

No Harsh Chemicals
Instead of harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde, Melaleuca EcoSense® products are powered by naturally derived ingredients including essential oils.

Concentrated Products
Melaleuca products are concentrated, which means that we use less plastic, less fuel, and less water. That leads to our using fewer resources and creating less pollution. If all the plastic that Melaleuca customers have saved since 1985 were turned into laundry baskets, there would be enough to circle the earth seven times!

Manufacturing
We use sustainably sourced and recycled materials in our, shipping materials and product packaging. We also recycle every material we can, from cardboard boxes to plastic bottles.

Energy
Our distribution facility uses skylights and energy-efficient lighting to cut back on electricity. Our Idaho Falls facilities are powered by 97% hydro and wind energy!

Shipping
We save you the cost of driving to the grocery store by shipping products directly to you. Trucks leave our distribution center packed to full capacity in order to maximize fuel use.

Packaging
Your Melaleuca orders are packed with air pillows instead of bubble wrap of Styrofoam peanuts, which create far less waste in landfills and require less fuel to ship to your door.

Distribution
Reusable plastic bins are used to move products at our plant instead of industry-standard, disposable cardboard boxes. Once the bins can no longer be used, they are recycled into fiber optic cables.

Formulation
Melaleuca EcoSense® products are formulated with natural, biodegradable ingredients that do not disrupt the ecosystem when they return to our waterways.

The products we make are processed, packaged, and delivered in conscientious ways and offer you a safe and effective alternative to store brands so you don’t have to compromise. Since 1985, Melaleuca Customers like you have helped save or avoid over:

  • 166,100,000 pounds of plastic
  • 34,800,000 gallons of gasoline
  • 37,000,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 84,082,000 pounds of algae-choking waterways

And they’ve done that just by switching to smarter, safer, cleaner products.

“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.” –UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

For thirty years, Melaleuca has made environmental wellness an important part of our company culture one person at a time. Make your own commitment to living sustainably. Choose to purchase products from companies that are committed to eco-friendly practices. Consume less, and consume more carefully. Celebrate World Environment Day every day. In doing so, you’ll make a difference for the environment and our entire global community!

Let’s Make Every Day Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day 2015 from Melaleuca

We all want a clean home. Someplace we can feel healthy and at peace. But a clean home goes beyond a sparkling kitchen and a bed made with freshly laundered sheets. It extends outside your front door—into the natural spaces that not only provide beauty and a place for enjoyment, but are essential to our very lives on planet earth. This is our second home. The one we will leave our children.

At Melaleuca, we celebrate Earth Day knowing that a clean life is a better, healthier life, and that includes a clean environment. It’s up to all of us to take care of this planet we call home, and we invite everyone to join us in making a lasting positive difference. If we all make just a few simple changes in our daily routines, over time our world will become cleaner and healthier for generations to come.

What You Need to Know

As someone living on planet earth in the twenty-first century, you are making an impact on the environment. The question is whether or not your impact is positive or negative.

There are four major areas where your decisions—the choices you make every day—can make a difference. The consequences are both vast and personal. These areas affect what you breathe, what you drink, and ultimately what your future will look like.

Protect Water

Only use cleaning products that are free from chlorine bleach, phosphates, and other harsh chemicals—such as Tub & Tile™ and Diamond Brite®—to keep our waterways clean.

Conserve Energy

Use cold water to wash clothes whenever possible and save over $10 a month on your electric bill. EcoSense® laundry products, like MelaPower® 6x, are formulated specifically to get your laundry clean in cold water.

Improve Air Quality

Do your weekly errands in a single trip. Walk, bike, or carpool whenever possible. And with concentrated products from Melaleuca, we don’t ship unnecessary water—reducing diesel fuel and CO2 emissions.

Reduce Waste

Buying concentrated products like EcoSense® cleaning, laundry, and dish products helps reduce packaging that’s thrown away and cuts down on the need to manufacture new plastic packaging.

Fact: If the plastic that Melaleuca customers have saved since 1985 were turned into laundry baskets, there would be enough to circle the earth seven times.

Happy Earth Day 2015 from Melaleuca

Our Commitment

A major way you can make a difference is by choosing to purchase products from companies that are committed to eco-friendly practices. For almost 30 years, Melaleuca has made environmental wellness an important part of our company culture, and our commitment to the environment shapes our practices:

  • NO HARSH CHEMICALS – Instead of harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde, Melaleuca EcoSense® products are powered by naturally derived ingredients including essential oils.
  • CONCENTRATED PRODUCTS – Using less plastic, less fuel, and less water means using fewer resources and creating less pollution.
  • MANUFACTURING – We use sustainably sourced and recycled materials in our catalogs, shipping materials, and product packaging. We also recycle every material we can, from cardboard boxes to plastic bottles.
  • ENERGY – Our distribution facility uses skylights and energy-efficient lighting to cut back on electricity. Our Idaho Falls facilities are powered by 97% hydro and wind energy.
  • SHIPPING – We save you the cost of driving to the grocery store by shipping products directly to you. Trucks leave our distribution center packed to full capacity in order to maximize fuel use.
  • PACKAGING – Your order is packed with air pillows instead of bubble wrap or Styrofoam peanuts, which creates far less waste in landfills and requires less fuel to ship it to your door.
  • DISTRIBUTION – Reusable plastic bins are used to move products at our plant instead of industry-standard, disposable cardboard boxes. Once the bins can no longer be used, they are recycled into fiber optic cables.
  • FORMULATION – Melaleuca EcoSense® products are formulated with natural, biodegradable ingredients that do not disrupt the ecosystem when they return to our waterways.

Happy Earth Day 2015 from Melaleuca

What You Can Do

The vast majority of people want to do something to create a cleaner, safer environment—most just don’t know what they can do. Making a difference for a worldwide problem may seem impossible. But if you do your part, you can make a difference! Small but consistent changes will add up to big improvements.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”—Margaret Mead

It is little actions repeated over and over again that have endangered the cleanliness of the world we live in. It is these little actions that make up our lives that will steer the future of our earth down a road that is unhealthy and dirty or healthy and clean. So a few simple changes to the things you do every day can make a very real, monumental difference.

4 Simple Steps for a Healthier Environment

These four steps will not only help create a healthier environment for you and your family, but have the potential to help preserve a healthy environment for your children, grandchildren, and generations to come.

  1. Convert your home to Melaleuca products

    Becoming a Melaleuca Preferred Customer is the easiest way to do your part and reduce the harmful chemicals entering our waterways.

  2. Reduce, reuse, recycle

    Recycle old newspapers, aluminum cans, glass bottles, and plastic containers to help reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills each year.

  3. Skip a trip in your car

    It’s a smart, healthy way to reduce air pollution and fuel consumption, plus your heart will thank you for it.

  4. Adjust your thermostat

    Program or manually turn down your thermostat by two degrees in the winter and turn it up two degrees in the summer to cut back on energy costs.

Happy Earth Day 2015 from Melaleuca

Join Us in Making a Difference

Knowing all the factors that negatively affect our environment can make wanting to do something about it feel a little daunting. But you don’t climb a mountain in one step. It’s a series of small steps that get you to the top.

The same is true with becoming more environmentally friendly. Small steps add up to big changes. By taking the lead to educate yourself on the issues and finding simple ways to implement changes, you can help your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers see how easy and economical a “green” lifestyle can really be.

Team up with Melaleuca, and do your part for a healthy planet. Together, we can celebrate our beautiful home not just on Earth Day, but every day.

Getting Your Dishes Cleaner Is Now Easier than Ever

clean-dishes
new-diamond-briteIn December of 2004, the innovative Diamond Brite® formula was granted a patent as the first-ever dishwasher detergent with enzymes, a near-neutral pH, and absolutely no phosphates, chlorine bleach, or alkali.
Now, Melaleuca offers an all-new Diamond Brite that is more effective, more eco-friendly, and more convenient than before. This new formula delivers results never before seen from Diamond Brite. Just pop a pouch into your dishwasher and prepare to be amazed.

Diamond Brite’s new super-concentrated formula and powder base significantly boost enzyme performance–and the convenient pouches are 30% smaller than the competition’s. The new pouches use less plastic, leading to less fuel consumed and fewer emissions during shipping–making the new Diamond Brite better for the environment.

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Cleaner Dishes

The new pouches are even more effective at removing stuck-on food and getting dishes completely clean with even more powerful natural enzymes.

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Less Plastic

The new resealable pouch uses 90% less plastic than the previous bottle, which was already significantly smaller than the competition’s.
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Spot-free Shine

With the new sheeting action that comes in the new Diamond Brite formula, your dishes will shine without water spots.
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No Fillers

Every ingredient is used to improve the cleaning performance, there is no extra weight in shipping and you aren’t paying for unnecessary ingredients. that’s why Diamond Brite pouches are 30% smaller than the grocery store brands.
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Safer Formula

Since 1994, Diamond Brite has been free of phosphates and chlorine bleach. New Diamond Brite has been carefully formulated and rigorously tested to effectively clean your toughest dish challenges and still contains no harsh chemicals, including chlorine bleach.
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Clean Dishes
Clean Streams
Clean Conscience®

Using Diamond Brite gives you peace of mind knowing you are taking care of your family and the environment while still getting your dishes cleaner than ever before.
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