I love to recycle, of course I do, but the other day after squeezing another plastic bottle into my recycling wheelie bin, I got to thinking about the products I regularly use and how I could cut down on my recycling waste.
After a quick survey of my cupboards, the main culprits responsible for my regular bulky-bin dilemma were household cleaning products, particularly the super-cumbersome laundry detergent bottles.
Despite all being eco-friendly brands, their packaging, albeit recyclable, were not as green as they could be – I mean, why should I have to keep recycling a perfect good bottle when I could just re-fill it over and over again?
It’d seem I’m not the only one to have had thought this, let me introduce you to Angus Grahame’s innovative new brand, Splosh.
Shaking up the way cleaning products are commonly produced and retailed, Splosh strips away all of the un-environmentally-friendly aspects and costs of standard cleaning products to deliver a range of re-fillable concentrate products that are mailed straight to your door.
How does Splosh work?
To begin Splosh-ing, simply order a starter kit, which contains a bottle for laundry detergent, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner and a kitchen cleaner bottle- all with a dissolvable concentrate sachet included, through Splosh’s website. This is then delivered direct to your door.
To ‘make’ your detergent, just unscrew the bottle cap, fill with hot water from the tap, not boiling, the water just has to be hot enough to dissolve the sachet.
Once dissolved, this takes a couple of minutes, and with a quick shake you’re ready to go.
Later, when you’ve run out, simply order your refills through Splosh’s website and a day or two later your refills will be arrive through your letterbox. That’s it!
By re-thinking and re-packaging household detergents in this way, Splosh’s eco cleaning products not only reduce the volume of plastic recycling waste (up to 95%), they reduce transportation CO2 emissions too as only small sachets are shipped, instead of large bottles of detergent which are 95% water anyway!
Splosh is also more convenient, rather than have to lug heavy detergent bottles home in your shopping, the re-fill sachets are mailed straight to your door in a handy, letterbox size box, so you don’t even to be at there to take delivery of them.
As well as smelling delicious, Splosh’s fragrances are derived from natural, essential oils including Lavender, Lime and Cedarwood, I also love that Splosh’s reusable bottles are stylishly branded, white with funky black icons, it’s a pity they are hidden away in a cupboard!
Finally price, it’d be fair to assume that as a new, eco-friendly, mail order brand Splosh would be expensive, but you’d be mistaken.
Cheaper than most leading eco-cleaning brands, Splosh is very competitive on price; in fact a bottle of Splosh bathroom cleaner is 99p compared to a leading eco competitor’s, which retails at £2.24.
I really like to Splosh, like all great eco-innovations, it’s simple but makes a big difference, by saving time, money and waste, as well as being good for the environment, I think it’s a real winner. But, don’t just take my word for it, have a try yourself.