the unwash review
Personal care products tend to lack thoughtful packaging and mainly end up in landfills. When purchasing personal care or beauty products, you may think that these small items won’t add to the additional waste that is already being created. In reality, they account for approximately ⅓ of landfill waste. There are effective ways to start combating this surmounting problem, and Plus is doing just that.
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.
“The brand lends itself to being able to tell this fun story and for people to want to change their habit, not because it’s out of necessity.” – Stephanie Shepherd, Plus Chief Impact Officer
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.
When we think of zero waste or low impact, we typically think of bars of soap or refillable dispensers. Plus makes a completely dissolvable body wash perfect for a variety of purposes. Whether you are just starting trying out low-waste products or you’ve been doing it for years – Plus puts quality and innovation at the forefront and creates a product that doesn’t disappoint.
Everist uses ingredients that naturally break down over time and do not pollute water systems. Their shipping cartons and mailers are recyclable or compostable, and they offer a buyback program for the cap of the product to be upcycled for future Everist products. Everist gives you a traditional shampoo and conditioner feel without additional waste. These concentrates are revolutionizing a notably wasteful industry and are a force for positive change.
Saie takes accountability for ensuring that their consumers know what to do with the packaging and products instead of just throwing everything in the trash bin. When you receive your products in the mail, all the exterior packaging can go straight to recycling. Saie also partners with Terracycle, so if you are not sure what the recycling process is in your city, they will take care of it for you.
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. 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.