Awakken makes solid shampoo bars with plastic-free packaging!August 12, 2015
This innovative Canadian company is tough to beat when it comes to green packaging.
While companies are increasingly responding to customers’ demands for clean, non-toxic products, packaging rarely evolves with these products. The packaging is usually meant to be disposable, one-time use, yet it has a higher environmental impact than the very products we try to keep clean inside. We end up with environmentally friendly products that still come in unsustainable plastic containers that are toxic for the environment.
It is presumptuous to rely on a label that claims the container is biodegradable or recyclable. The order of the three Rs is significant; Reduce Reuse Recycle. Recycle is the last option, never the first. The fact remains that most biodegradable containers do not biodegrade before being sifted out of compost and placed in land fills, or are blown into the ocean, where they will continue to harm the earth for centuries to come.
This is why it is so impressive when a company takes a stand when it comes to packaging. One such company is Awakken, a Canada-based natural products company that refuses to use plastic of any kind, opting for paper, glass or metal tins instead, and even reusing these whenever possible.
Awakken makes products such as natural soap beauty bars, luxurious body butters, shampoo bars, and natural deodorant that actually works.
I’ve been using Awakken's natural deodorant for years now and I am very impressed to finally find a natural deodorant that actually works. The shampoo bars are so simple to use, simply wet your hair, and rub the bar on your scalp several times, then work into a lather with your finger tips. These bars have a clean chemical free scent, and lather richly. Clearly the company has not compromised efficacy by opting for green packaging.
There is absolutely no need for plastic packaging, and the consumer must do his or her part to change the status quo if we ever hope to live more sustainable lives. If people stop buying plastic packaging, companies will stop producing them. Make every dollar you spend count, opt for green products inside and out.
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