Skip to comments.Spokane residents smuggle suds over green brands
Posted on 03/31/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT by ak267
SPOKANE, Wash. The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.
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If push comes to shove, I would find it my duty to smuggle dishwasher detergent :) In Canada (and in Europe) smuggling ciggs has become a past time sport or criminal operation. Maybe the drug lords can grow tobacco instead of cocaine?
I wonder if organized crime will get involved in smuggling dish soap?? LOL
im stocking up
They passed the same regulation in Whatcom County, at the same time last year. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who stocked up on dish detergent at Costco, the week before the regulation went into effect.
I plan to switch to the dry type of detergent before this July, because I think it will have a longer shelf life. I plan to have a five year supply of dish detergent on hand.
“I wonder if organized crime will get involved in smuggling dish soap?? LOL”
You laugh. They will smuggle anything that makes them a profit.
Arrrgh, I just found out that they are trying to pass a bill to do the same thing here in Oregon. Damn dirty hippies...
Washington state law don’t work as well,they just want to keep up with the Jones (california).
The State of Oregon House is voting soon on a similar ban. The Senate has already approved it.
What it will cause is double the water use because dishes will have to be pre-washed before they are sanitized in the DW. More water and more energy.
BTW commercial machines are exempt because the phosphate free soap does not work very well.
Someone should launch an invasion and free these people.
Right now I use the Energy Saver feature on my dishwasher, and it does an adequate job. But if this law goes into effect in NJ, I am going to have to use the Extra Wash/Sanitary feature, which uses twice the energy and three times the water.
I’m not exactly sure what the greenies are trying to accomplish, here...
j/k...or am I?
whats next Dawn and bars of hand soap? shampoo?
big screen TV’s and dark colored cars
It feeeeeeeeels good, and it demonstrates their "concern". That's all that really matters with the libs, not actual results.
they are trying to establish that they are your masters in all things
I’ll give up my detergent when they pry it from my dishpan hands.
It should not be so long, now...
toilet paper is next
This freaking ticks me off. Damn liberals.
Keep electing lefties, you fools. You’re going to end up living in grass huts and digging roots.
> Today suds, tomorrow beer (again), then cigaretts, then full-strength toilets, then black-market hospitals/clinics.
Please include those lame faucet aerators with these. We recently had to replace our bathroom sink faucet. I wish that I’d had the foresight to save the old aerator. With the new one, it could take several minutes to fill a glass of water. I noticed that I can’t even defeat this by enlarging the orifice plate. It now has a fine sintered porous plug instead.
I bet the non-phosphate liquids work very well when washing dishes by hand.
I believe they are trying to reduce the phosphates that go down the drain. Perhaps washing by hand may work?
Wait I can make money smuggling soap?!?
I can do that!
Is it any wonder the damn dirty hippies are opposed to soap?
When cascade is outlawed, only outlaws will have cascade. :)
Follow the money. Check the portfolios of the pols who ban products in favor of others.
Forget ammo, start stockpiling Cascade!