We know a lot of people are a little hesitant to try a solid dish soap, thinking it might be a little more difficult to use it. But once you grab a brush and gather some lather off of your soap bar to scrub some dishes, you will become hooked! You'll also have peace of mind knowing that for every two blocks of soap you use is preventing up to six plastic bottles from ever entering our oceans.
Americans throw away
35 BILLION plastic bottles every year.
Only about 25% of the plastic produced in the U.S. is recycled. And guess how many companies are responsible for the plastic bottles produced? A handful. At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Not cool at all. Floating plastic debris is currently the most abundant form of marine litter. This plastic waste makes up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.
HOW DO TWO SOLID BARS REPLACE six PLASTIC BOTTLES?
Liquid dish soaps are made of mostly water + synthetic ingredients that emulate what saponified coconut oil does naturally. Solid bars are concentrated clean, activated by water.
Solid Dish Soap (ours)
Standard Liquid Dish Soap
|Made by hand - minimal to zero impact on environment.||Manufactured in large facilities, usually releasing environmentally harmful waste.|
|Using quality natural ingredients you can grow, or naturally derive ingredients.||Using cheap synthetic ingredients, in business of selling plastic bottle & mostly water.|
|Completely gone when done!||Plastic bottles remains for eternity.|
|Small passionate team invested in results and share the benefits.||Large numbers of people working in undesirable conditions.|
|Supports minority woman-owned business committed to local growth.||Supports investors who has no idea who the people making the products are.|
|Looks cute in your kitchen, bathrooms, anywhere there’s a sink. Colors are neutral and basically matches anything.||We don't believe anyone would agree that plastic looks cute anywhere on anyone. Useful, yes... but cute? Not enough to justify.|
What you should know about plastic pollution
The equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute.
Nearly all plastic ever produced still exists.
Nearly all ocean pollution comes from land.
By 2050 it is projected that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean (by weight).
One in four fish tested contain plastic.
This plastic is entering the food chain and ends up on our plates.
Tens of thousands of marine animals are killed every year from plastic bag litter when they mistake plastic bags for food such as jellyfish.
Plastic is linked to cancers, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments.
Exposure to plastic can impact fertility, pregnancy, and can affect the fetus by interfering with testosterone, disrupting normal sexual development.
This disruption is not often apparent until adulthood and includes the increased risk of cancer.
Interested in learning more? Read more here about how plastic affects us.
many reasons why
The small actions we take daily can have lasting effects. Mahalo much for your time and understanding 💙