After all the publicity about plastic packaging last year, it’s safe to say that a lot of us are trying to make better choices this year. Many households are committing to use less plastic.
One simple choice that has a number of positive effects, is to switch from using liquid soap to bar soap. Here are some of the benefits:
- Bar soap packaging is more environmentally friendly – liquid soap can use 20 times more packaging.
- Bar soaps don’t contain as much water as liquid soaps, reducing transport costs and emissions; they tend to last a lot longer and are more cost effective.
- In terms of ingredients that minimize harm to fragile aquatic ecosystems, there are more options for environmentally friendly bar soaps than liquid soaps.
Phil Chatfield (based on advice from A Rocha, a charity which works with Christians and churches to protect and restore God’s natural world)