Natural Shampoo in Refillable, Reusable Bottles: YES!

We go to great lengths to tote and refill our re-usable water bottles everywhere, but why don’t most of us (ahem, me) re-think how we’re using and consuming shampoo, conditioner and body washes? I was pretty alarmed to learn that 80,000 plastic shampoo bottles wind up in the ocean every year and 300 million tons of plastic waste gets dumped into our landfill system.

Plaine Products approached these very issues with a fresh perspective, grit and a deep seeded hunger to find a solution. Plaine Products offers all natural shampoo, conditioner and body wash in returnable, refillable, reusable aluminum bottles. Brilliant!

I’ve been using Plaine Products for two months now and I love the fresh minty scent and how it leaves my hair and body feeling and looking. Here’s how it works:
STEP 1: Order one of their awesome products. It will arrive at your door in a refillable bottle. Replace lid with pump. You can recycle the shipping box and the extra lid.
STEP 2: When you are getting low order a refill bottle. Or subscribe and they’ll send a bottle in a timeframe that works for you. So convenient.
STEP 3: When your current bottle is empty, rinse it out and switch the pump to the refill bottle. Easy.
STEP 4: Put the refill’s lid on your empty bottle and place it in the refill box. If you have more than one bottle, make sure the box is full before sending it back. Stick the enclosed return label over the existing shipping label (make sure it’s completely covered), and set it out for your postal carrier to pick up just like any other letter. Best part: Plaine Products cover the cost of shipping to send it back! Reasonable.

After 10 years working in environmental education and advocacy in the Bahamas, Lindsey McCoy moved back to the US ready to explore new, exciting ways to make an impact on the environment. She and her sister, Alison Delaplaine, founded Plaine Products to transform our consumer culture by offering an all-natural, chemical free (that means no PEG, PG, parabens, sulfates, dyes, synthetic fragrances or petrochemicals) shampoo, conditioner and body wash in innovative, responsible packing. The company even offers travel size products which I love because hotels globally create so much plastic waste by offering single-use mini bottles.

This post is made possible by Plaine Products.

About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay currently manages field marketing for Health-Ade Kombucha in the New York region and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia where she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities. There she was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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