Reusable soap pumps, refilled with a earth- and body-friendly hand soap, are definitely the eco-friendly way to go. But $40 for one? Really?
The simplehuman Automatic Sensor Pump comes in brushed nickel, black, or white. There’s no need to touch it, so when your hands are greasy, dirty, have germs on them from meat or eggs, etc., just put your hand underneath it, and it dispenses soap into your hand. It runs on batteries (go for rechargeable!), and the amount of soap dispensed can be adjusted. It’s even perfect for a kids’ bathroom or a utility sink. Or, fill it with hand sanitizer and put it near where you come into your home.
Now isn’t that neat?
Another good idea: After I tweeted this post, Hope Warshaw, MMSC, RD, CDE suggested filling this dispenser with fruit & veggie wash near your kitchen sink. Need one to try? Biokleen, Environne, Organic Chico Wash or Fit.