The average household in the UK produces around one tonne of rubbish a year. As a nation, that puts us at around 31 million tonnes of rubbish heading to the landfill every 365 days, which is roughly the weight of 3.5 million double decker buses. A frighteningly high proportion of that waste is single use plastics – products that will take up to 1000 years to break down and will leave toxic traces behind them when they do.
The zero waste concept is all about taking personal responsibility for our rubbish pile up and looking for ways to lead a plastic free life.
Liquid products, such as mouthwash, cause problems due to the amount of packaging they require. Plastic bottles store just a few hundred millilitres and need replacing frequently. They also take up a lot of space and require a lot of fossil fuel to transport.
As a solution, Georganics have created these spearmint flavoured plastic free mouthwash tablets, which can be dissolved in water at home to reduce the amount of packaging and transport required. The tablets are made from all natural, food grade ingredients to help restore a healthy pH balance in the mouth. They are also fluoride, SLS and glycerine free.
It’s almost impossible to escape the use of any packaging, but every aspect of this container is recyclable and reusable. The glass jar could be handy for use in the kitchen or for home made cosmetics, and the paper box is compostable and printed with a natural vegetable ink.