We are all looking for brilliant solutions to fight plastic pollution. A Berlin-based product designer came up with the concept of a zero waste soap bottle as a clever alternative to the plastic ones. Plastic pollution is indeed a serious matter and it’s actually one of the biggest environmental issues of our time. Some food brands are embracing the use of eco-friendly packaging alternatives such as paper packaging and banana leaves. But we can’t say the same for toiletries and cosmetic products. Every year, an individual uses 11 bottles of shower gel and 10 bottles of shampoo on average. And where do these plastic bottles end up? Most of them end up on landfills and can blow away so, they make their way to drains and they even clutter rivers and the ocean.
In order to reduce the harmful accumulation of plastic waste in the environment, Jonna Breitenhuber created a new kind of bottle. This ingenious packaging is entirely made of soap that can hold liquid such as shower gel and shampoo. And when you’ve used up its content, you can use the bottle as a body soap or detergent. No waste.
These bottles are made entirely of soap as a zero waste packaging alternative
The bottle is made of natural ingredients and is biodegradable. Moreover, each bottle comes with a metal closure that you can attach to the hole in the bottle. Use the metal closure to cut the corner of the bottle and pour the content out. Each bottle contains 100ml of either shampoo, cleaning gel or shower gel. Additionally, you can choose from different soap scents including aloe vera, blueberry, grapefruit, lemon, orange, raspberry and mint.
Turning the empty Soap Bottle into detergent is quite easy. Use a grater to shred the soap into fine pieces. Add natron and baking soda to the grated soap and mix altogether to create detergent powder. Or you can just use the empty bottle as a regular bath soap.
Learn more about the SoapBottle on the video below