the unwash review
Excess plastic waste is not a new factor in the climate crisis, but the ongoing pandemic has added another layer to this complex issue for the past two years. Landfills and oceans alike have seen an influx of single-use masks, plastic gloves, and disinfectant wipes.
In 2022 Biom hit the market and is attempting to tackle exactly this. Biom offers 100% plant-based, biodegradable wipes with refillable packaging that provide functionality and smart design all in one. It doesn’t hurt that they’ll look great sitting on your counter.
“We’re eliminating the need for single-use plastic to the maximum extent by providing safe solutions that are kind to both humans and the environment, while still maintaining efficacy for the task at hand.” – Will Gahagan, Biom Co-Founder
The all-purpose cleaning and sanitizing wipes were created with the planet and consumer in mind. The brand focuses on more streamlined, gentle ingredients that are safe on skin for their hand-sanitizing wipes.
From the manufacturing process to the point the product reaches the consumer, Biom is committed to sustainability, transparency, and functionality. In a time where disinfectant wipes are far more part of the norm in our daily lives – Biom thoughtfully eliminates the creation of single-use waste.
Conserving Beauty has created the first ever dissolvable makeup wipe – InstaMelt. There are times when cleansing balms and oils aren’t as functional as we’d like them to be, such as when traveling or going to the gym. Wipes are convenient and easy to pack away, except that wipes are typically made of 90% plastic and end up in a landfill. The founder of Conserving Beauty, Natassia Nicolao, is changing this for good.
Plus eliminates the use of unnecessary plastic with their dissolvable packet-based body wash. Once you’re in the shower, rip open the packet, and it can all go safely down the drain. Everything, including the box the wash comes in, is entirely compostable. We love this product because whether you’re looking for something for everyday use, travel, or throwing in your gym bag, the brand innovates a product that we maybe didn’t realize needed a change. For daily use, you can purchase the refillable dispenser, and for on-the-go, the travel packs are perfect.
Freestyle is an up-and-coming diaper brand that wants to revolutionize personal care for children. When it comes to making more earth-focused purchases, we shouldn’t let these values fall to the wayside when supporting child-based brands. Made from a hyper absorbent planet-based BambooTek, these diapers provide up to 12 hours of leak protection and are almost 100% biodegradable. Freestyle is working to give parents peace of mind when choosing the best diapers.