ECOS Hopes New Mother & Child Refill Kit Clicks With Consumers

by Rudy Sanchez on 06/18/2020 | 2 Minute Read

Household cleaning products manufacturer ECOS was started in 1967 by Greek immigrant Van Vlahakis, who began his career as a chemist working for cleaning products companies. 

After seeing how they manufactured harsh chemicals in their products, he became inspired to start a cleaning company that used earth-friendly ingredients, similar to those he saw his grandmother use in their native country like vinegar and lemon. Of course, ECOS’s sustainability efforts extend beyond their product formulations, as their operations are carbon and water neutral. 

Better still, their newest product makes it easier to use refillable bottles.

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Their latest offering, the Mother and Child Kit, is a combination reusable bottle and a much larger refill container. The refillable bottle snaps into the bigger vessel for more convenient storage, and it comes designed to be easily used one-handed. The refill bottle is also easier-to-use, as the click-in space turns into a handle when the refill bottle gets separated. The patented click-together design also negates the need for shrinkwrap and reduces packaging waste. Additionally, the brand offers substantial savings when it comes to plastic, as you would need five individual bottles to equal the refill container. Of course, it wouldn't kill them to find an alternative material for the design, but it's a good start.

"As a mother, I'm always looking for new products that make my life a little easier, especially now when it's hard to get to the store as often," said ECOS president and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks in a press release. "I'm excited to bring this game-changer to shoppers because I know first-hand how wonderful it's been to use in my own kitchen."

ECOS’ new Mother & Child packaging is available for their Grapefruit Dishmate dish soap and All-Purpose Cleanser Orange Plus at Whole Foods stores.

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