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Body Wash Use In the USA

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About 200 million or so people in the USA use liquid body wash for their shower.  If these people use 12 bottles a year, then that is 2.4 billion bottles of body wash in our landfills, recycling streams (rarely) or our rivers and oceans.  And that’s just the USA.  At the weight of about 110 grams per bottle, that’s 264 Million KGs of plastic waste – just from Body wash!  Here are some ways Americans can help: If you’re going to use the plastic bottle, at least recycle it.  If it has a pump, remove the pump and throw the...

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Packaging Waste Comparison

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If you buy an 18 oz. bottle of body wash with a pump, the packaging material weighs about 110 grams. A bottle of body wash lasts about a month, or about 36 showers, at 0.5 ounces per shower.  Some people use more, some use less, but this should be a reasonable average.  For 5 weeks of showers with Youbody, one would use 15 packets (3 packets a week).  Each youbody packet weighs about 1 gram so the same amount of body wash would create 15 grams of waste.  Over the course of 12 months, then, a traditional body wash user...

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History of Bar Soap Becoming Body Wash?

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Soft soaps were invented by ancient Egyptians about 5,000 years ago and were originally made with animal fat.  Over the years, commercial bar soaps were made.  In 1980, liquid soap became popular with the first liquid soap brand, Softsoap. Over the 80s and 90s, many new brands were created in liquid form, and the shower pouf was invented.  Dove was a big lead in this, but also if you remember back to hanging in the mall in the 80s and 90s (well now you know how old I am!) you’ll remember Bath and Body Works, The Body Shop, and -do...

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Single Use vs. Multiple Use Plastics

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Using plastic as a material isn’t going to be stopping any time soon, and there are sometimes when plastic materials really are the best suited to a particular use.  In our Computers, TVs, furniture, etc., and items that last a long time, plastic can be OK.   The immediate urgent issue we need to tackle is SINGLE USE plastic.  This is the stuff that is so bad for the planet for two main reasons: Because it is so thin/soft, when it ends up in the waterways, it breaks down into microplastics.  Fish eat it, and people and animals drink it. ...

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