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 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!