Applaud Development of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products


Target: Common Good founders, Sacha Dunn and Edmund Levine

Goal: Praise development of green refillable cleaning products for urban consumers

Despite the variety of cleaning products flooding the aisles of every supermarket, there is a disappointing number of options for those who want to limit the number of chemicals and single-use plastic containers they consume. Sacha Dunn and Edmund Levine, a married couple who had grown tired of the dearth of options for urban eco-warriors, did their research on eco-friendly cleaning products and met with green-minded chemists in order to start Common Good.

The company launched in Brooklyn after designing cruelty-free, biodegradable cleaning products made with mineral and plant-based ingredients and scented with essential oils—completely void of sulfates, ammonia, chlorine, dyes, and other unnecessary chemicals. Their business model is based on the importance of reusing before recycling: While all of their bottles are recyclable, the company partners with stores to provide refill stations in order to encourage consumers to reuse, and therefore cut down on the plastic that they use.

The company offers a variety of cleaning products in a variety of sizes, including bulk, and consumers can find refill stations around New York City. Dunn told TreeHugger that the company’s recent challenge is figuring out how to expand while cutting down on consumption of plastics and packaging. The company is fielding lots of requests from stores, indicating that consumers want and will take advantage of refill options when they exist.

By signing this petition, you are thanking Dunn and Levine for developing this company and pursuing their dream of providing eco-friendly options for urban residents when it comes to cleaning products. You are also encouraging them to continue innovating and expanding so that their project can benefit all Americans.


Dear Sacha Dunn and Edmund Levine,

I am so grateful to you for starting a company that distributes eco-friendly, refillable cleaning products. Despite how many cleaning products are on the market, there are a disappointing few that offer green ingredients and none of these offer refillable bottles and refill stations. With so many plastic bottles going unrecycled, it’s time to start changing the way we think about cleaning products and other products that are packaged in single-use plastic bottles. Your company Common Good couldn’t have come at a better or more appropriate time, since I imagine many consumers have similar concerns about all the plastic waste that results from ordinary cleaning supplies.

Thank you for acting on your concern about excessive plastic consumption and providing the innovative answer with Common Good. Thank you for developing formulas for cruelty-free, biodegradable, and safe cleaning products that come in refillable bottles. I urge you to continue innovating and expanding Common Good to provide eco-friendly and refillable options for all concerned environmentalists. I hope Common Good will inspire further environmentalists to design other eco-friendly products that will come in refillable containers.


[Your Name Here]

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