Switching to zero-waste dissolvable shampoo tablets

in ecoTrain2 months ago (edited)

Trying to reduce waste can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. Everything is pre packaged and readily available at the supermarket. All you have to do is pull your favorite hair product, or food item off the shelf, throw it in the cart and head to the register.

However, most of us in this community, are aware of the harm that the immense amount of plastic waste is having on the health of our planet and its passengers and have decided to do something to reduce our footprint.

At home, we took these four small steps to reduce plastic and organic waste:

  • We replaced plastic grocery bags with cloth ones

  • We bought aluminum drinking straws

  • We made a three-tier compost system
  • And we buy fruits and veggies from the farmers market (with no plastic packaging)

But one of the things we’ve been trying to get rid of without success were plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles.

Until today.

We decided to take an afternoon stroll in the neighborhood and took our dog Compadre with us. As we approached one of the buildings that has a courtyard with a huge tree in the middle,

we saw a sign that said welcome to the startup station. Then, a series of colorful pop-up stands with all sorts of different products on display from small business owners…

dried fruit, hand-made art
and this:

These are shampoo and conditioner tablets made by a local business. They package it in a paper container and paper bag (which we'll recycle when we go back for more).

They have several different aromas. We chose hibiscus & lavender.

This morning I put these Rapunzel locks to the test to see If I'd be able to manage the switch.
I was actually quite surprised; as soon as you add water, you massage the tablet in your hair and it will start to foam. It feels and smells really nice and afterwards, you leave the shower feeling nice and clean :)

I'm going to start to count how many showers one can get from a single tablet, but I'm sure that we'll be bringing a few less plastic bottles into our home starting today.

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...most of us in this community, are aware of the harm...

When I saw that line, I immediately checked again to be sure of the community this post was published in. Nice one from you all in ecotrain Community.

The cloth grocery bag looks very cool. I reckon it is reusable too.

This is a nice step to take towards reducing plastic wastes.

Hey there!

Yeah, for sure, thr cloth bags get used every week for groceries or whatever needs to be carried around :)

I like to think every little action counts and sometimes I even notice when people catch on and start using them. It's a great feeling.

Indeed, every step we take counts. We may not have huge impact at a god, but going one step at a time will make it happen sometime in the future.

You are doing amazingly well

That's brilliant! We are also on that mission!
Great job! 👍

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