18 Mar 2014

Detergent saves wildlife!

Kelly Pan writes:*

I went to a supermarket planned to buy some household cleaning products last week. When I was wandering around the aisle where carries different brands of detergents, one particular dish soap brand caught my eyes. The reason was this brand (company) "helps wildlife". I remember I have seen a TV commercial shows it helps to clean marine birds which have been exposed to oil spills. As we have learned earlier, oil spills can have some serious negative impacts on marine ecosystem.

The advertisement makes consumers to buy their products, not only because the soap cleans dishes but also it is good for the environment by protecting marine birds. The price we paid is not only for the product itself; we can also help the environment and the animals. The company can make more money by donating part of its profits.

Bottom Line: Companies should not only concern about profits, they also need to develop more products which can help our environment and ecosystem.

* These guest posts are from students in my resource economics class at Simon Fraser University. Please leave feedback on their logic, ideas and style and suggestions of how to improve.