What are the advantages of Less Waste products?
Unlike liquid products, soap and cleansing bars contain almost no water. This saves emissions, both in terms of transport and packaging. Solid products are also easier to dose the amount you need. While most other products only dispense standardized amounts – for example, pump dispensers or tubes – you can rub a solid product between your hands until you have the right dose. Most of the time, you will end up using much less compared to other products.
In the following graphic, we compare the amounts of LESS WASTE products used compared to conventional liquid products.
Chemically, the Shower Care Bar, Hand Cleansing Bar, Facial Cleansing Bar and Shampoo Bar aren’t soap, but soap-free cleansing bars or syndets. This means that the products do not have an alkaline pH like traditional soap, but are pH skin neutral (5.5) and are particularly gentle on the skin. The bath soap is based on a soap recipe. It has a pH of over 8.5, making it alkaline.
With vegan and plant-based ingredients
LESS WASTE soaps and cleansing bars are vegan so they don’t contain any animal ingredients. Because liquid products contain a large amount of water, the products require extra preservatives. LESS WASTE products, on the other hand, do not require any extra preservatives. Natural care ingredients like skin-friendly almond oil, rich shea butter, and aloe vera extract give your skin added care while cleaning.
Soap and cleansing bars offer the significant advantage of plastic-free packaging, which helps to reduce plastic waste on our planet. The LESS WASTE products are packed in a box from responsible sources. Even the lower amount of water in the product offers advantages when it comes to sustainability. On one hand, water is saved when manufacturing the products and, on the other, a lot more products can be transported in a small space compared to liquid products. This automatically reduces emissions from transport. For example, 2.6 times more shower products can be transported in a single truck load.
LESS WASTE products are plastic-free. They are neither packed in plastic, nor does the recipe contain solid or liquid microplastics.