We already know that plastic water bottles are wasteful, but now it’s time for our shampoo bottles to join the club.
According to a video produced by Johnson & Johnson the number of shampoo bottles thrown out in the United States every year could fill 1,164 football fields and only 1 in 5 people consistently recycle items from the bathroom.
This is why we are so thankful for new companies like Plaine Products who are dedicated to helping us reduce the waste we produce in our bathrooms. Plaine Products produces organic hair and body care products made from sustainable materials and packaged in reusable aluminum bottles. The company was founded in 2017 by two sisters who were looking for a solution to plastic products in their own bathrooms. It is a company created by consumers, for consumers.
When talking about her journey with Plaine Products, Founder Lindsey McCoy explains,
“I lived in The Bahamas for 10 years working in nonprofits doing environmental education. While there I started noticing all of the single-use plastic on the beaches, waterways and streets. I realized every piece of plastic I throw away is still out there and I hated that thought. So, I decided to try and reduce my own use of plastic. I started carrying reusable cups and bags and refusing straws, but there was one place I couldn’t find a solution: the bathroom. After a shower of staring at all of those plastic bottles I called my sister and asked if she wanted to help me do something about it. That’s when Plaine Products was born.”
One of the most common reasons people do not recycle or use sustainable products is because of convenience. This is why we love the model Plaine Products employs. Plaine Products ships you your products such as shampoo and conditioner. When you are ready for a refill Plaine Products sends you a new box of supplies and you return your used bottles in a prepaid box. Your used bottles will be cleaned, sterilized, refilled and shipped back out into the world to be reused. The cycle continues and you get to drastically reduce the amount of plastic bottles used, which means we all get one step closer to a cleaner planet. Plaine Products has already diverted 50,000 plastic bottles from landfills and is on track to reach 100,000 this year.
We love Plaine Products’ mantra: “progress, not perfection.”It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and ineffective when we see so many plastic products available, but we have to remember that each step makes a difference.
“We encourage people to celebrate their sustainable successes and not to be paralyzed by trying to be perfect and plastic free in every area of their life. Just take small steps forward.” – Lindsey McCoy, CEO Plaine Products
Plaine Products has not only created an easy way for consumers to be more sustainable, their products are high quality, affordable, and safe for the whole family. Plaine Products only uses natural and plant-based ingredients, their products are color safe and even their formula is biodegradable.
It’s time to say goodbye to single use plastic hair care products and a big hello to a more sustainable way of taking care of ourselves.
Check out some of our favorite Plaine Products hair and body care products below!
Travel Size Products
We are in love with all the travel size items that Plaine Products has created. Just in time for spring and summer travels, these travel size containers are reusable and refillable. Travel size items include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and body lotion.
Plaine Products Subscription
Get the Plaine Products subscription! Though Plaine Products items are available for purchase without a subscription, when you begin your subscription as a Plaine Products member you get an additional 10% off every purchase and your products will be automatically sent straight to your door. Set your deliveries from anywhere between 2-6 months and you’re set.