Reducing Plastic Waste in the Shower – An Introduction

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At Shower Blocks, we believe in creating sustainable and effective products that reduce the amount of plastic waste generated in the bathroom. That’s why we’re proud to offer a wide range of solid shower gel and other options to help you switch to a plastic-free shower.

According to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. This is a daunting reality, especially considering the significant amount of plastic waste generated in the bathroom. From shampoo bottles to body wash containers, the bathroom is a major source of plastic waste. But there is a solution…

Shower Blocks is leading the way in offering a convenient and sustainable alternative to bottled body wash. Each of our solid shower gel blocks is long-lasting, provides an effective clean without harsh chemicals, and comes packaged in fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging. With a variety of scents to choose from, including invigorating peppermint and fruity mango & passionfruit, you’re sure to find a Block that meets your needs.

In addition to solid shower gel, you can reduce the amount of plastic waste generated in the shower through the use of alternative products like shampoo bars, conditioner bars, as well as traditional soap bars.

Why is reducing plastic waste in the shower important? Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, and much of it ends up in our oceans, causing harm to marine life and the environment. According to a report by the World Wildlife Fund, plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to ocean health, and it is estimated that every year, 100,000 marine animals and 1 million seabirds die from plastic ingestion or entanglement.

By making simple changes in the shower, you can play a significant role in protecting the planet. In fact, a study by Zero Waste Scotland found that switching from bottled shower products to solid alternatives can reduce plastic waste by up to 90%. Not only is the plastic-free shower good for the environment, but it’s also good for you. Our solid shower gel, as well as our other products, are made with natural ingredients and are gentle on the skin, providing a better shower experience.

By making the switch to a plastic-free shower, you can make a positive impact on the environment and improve your personal well-being. Join us in our mission to remove single use plastics from showers all over the UK (and globe)!