Today’s Solutions: February 03, 2023

When entrepreneur Brian Bushell found out that a third of all the single-use plastic products in landfills are personal care products, he decided to launch a new line of personal care products called Humankind aimed at eliminating single-use packaging. A deodorant from the brand will come in a plastic dispenser (stay with us here), but once you’ve used up the deodorant, you will receive a refill in the form of paper pod that pops into the original package and twists out like a typical deodorant. The company’s mouthwash comes in the form of tablets that customers drop in water, eliminating the need for a plastic bottles. As for the shampoo, it comes in a bar form wrapped in paper instead of liquid in a bottle. With the first three products, the startup has calculated that in a year, an average American consumer can keep five pounds of plastic out of the environment. Of course, the best thing you can do to spare the environment is to make your own natural care products, but if that’s too much too ask for, products like this are a good way to reduce the amount of waste you produce.

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