Plastic bottles are one of the world’s most prolific plastic polluters. In fact, one study claimed that around 1,000 plastic bottles are disposed of every minute. That’s enough to fill a double decker bus. Looking for an easy first step towards a zero waste bathroom? Getting rid of plastic product bottles will have a huge impact, and is relatively easy to implement. There are some fantastic companies out there who are offering eco-friendly soap bars as well as shampoo and shaving bars too (we stock a range in our zero waste store). To get the most from your bar of soap and to create a really luxurious lather, this sisal soap pouch creates an easy storage solution for your soap bar and can also be used instead of a washcloth or sponge. Simply store the soap in the soap pouch and rub the bag against your skin. Not only is it convenient, but it’s also mildly exfoliating for a soft finish that doesn’t involve the use of harmful micro beads.
This soap pouch is made using biodegradable sisal fibre – great for anyone who is going zero waste as it won’t end up in clogging up landfill sites. Sisal is native to southern Mexico and is rapidly being recognised as an eco-friendly material and a fantastic, skin-friendly alternative to sponges and washcloths. Traditional washcloths often contain traces of plastic and nylon which take thousands of years to break down.
Can I reuse the soap pouch after I’m done?
Sisal is 100% biodegradable, so you could add it to your compost pile or bury it in your garden once your finished with it. If you want to get maximum use out of your soap pouch before you send it back to the earth, you could think about using it as a cosmetics bag, or cut it into squares to use as exfoliating cloths for your face.