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More companies are making concentrated detergent, here's why

Laundry detergent is looking a little different these days. A growing number of companies are making bulky plastic jugs smaller and concentrating the detergent or soap. Without all that water, less fossil fuels are required for transport, because the products are lighter and more can be shipped in a single trip.

A bottle of Seventh Generation ultra concentrated laundry detergents sits on a table at a full service laundromat in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

African nations consider swapping debt for climate funding

African countries saddled with debt and ravaged by losses and damages from weather events like cyclones, drought and extreme temperatures have agreed to consider swapping debt to invest in climate action in a meeting of finance ministers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.