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Packaging Waste Comparison

Posted by YouBody Admin on

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 would create 1.3kgs of plastic waste.

A Youbody user would create 180 grams.  Therefore, YBC is an 85% reduction in total waste.

In addition:

  • In that 18 oz. bottle of body wash there is a pump that cannot be recycled
  • There is a plastic bottle that will be unlikely to be recycled because it is bathroom plastic (which rarely gets recycled). 
  • The ybc packets break down into clean energy in a landfill.  No waste!

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