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Our plastic waste problem is no secret. We are literally drowning the planet in plastic. However, I do feel that we are slowly waking up to our plastic addiction. Programmes such as Blue Planet and Drowning in Plastic are certainly helping to raise awareness.
If you are interested in reducing your households plastic waste then I’d definitely recommend checking out Splosh…
Splosh – Refillable Cleaning Products
Splosh is a new way to buy laundry and home cleaning products without having the plastic waste. You may have heard the term ‘circular economy‘ being thrown around recently well this is Splosh’s version for cleaning products.
Side note: If you’re interested in the circular economy system then I’d highly recommend watching The Story of Stuff.
“We sell refillable home cleaning, dishwashing and laundry products – which cut plastic waste by up to 97.5%.”
“We’ve made refilling easier than recycling”
How It Works
1) Order your first set of bottles
2) Refills come through your letterbox
3) Dramatically cut plastic waste
How Do The Refill Works?
When you are running low on a cleaning product you simply go onto the Splosh website and order your refills. For convenience, you can also download the Splosh app on your iPhone or Android.
The refills arrive in a small cardboard box that fits through your letterbox. You then pour the refill into your existing bottle. The refills are highly concentrated, some of them arrive ready to use and others need to be mixed with water first.
All of the refillable pouches come with instructions and information about the product.
Splosh pouches weigh about 70% less than bottles and dispensers – which means a further 70% less plastic waste.
The combined effect of concentration and using pouches reduces plastic use by over 90%.
The bottles you’ll receive at the start all arrive ready to use. If you find you need more you can order them from the website.
The bottles are yours for life, however, if they break or stop working Splosh will replace them free of charge for regular customers.
The labels will peel off eventually but again you can ask Splosh for free replacement labels if you need them.
Circular Economy Refill Pouches
When you have topped up your products with the pouches you can send them back to Splosh to further reduce your plastic waste.
How It Works
- Collect 8 pouches in a refill box (leave caps on)
- Tape the box up
- Send back to Splosh using the free postage return label provided (you can also print more online)
What Happens to the Pouches?
Normally pouches can’t be recycled but Splosh has a neat solution to this. They reconstitute them into other products along with their partners. The total waste from this process is 2.5%.
The Splosh silver laundry powder pouches don’t need to be sent back as they are certified as home compostable. Simply rinse them out and put them into your compost. They break down within 4 months.
How Splosh Cut Plastic Waste
- Non-bio laundry liquids
- Laundry liquids
- Fabric conditioners
- Laundry stain remover
- Washing up liquid
- Kitchen cleaners
- Bathroom cleaners
- Floor cleaners
- Toilet bowl cleaners
Splosh only ever use non-toxic ingredients that biodegrade fast when back in the environment.
Whenever possible the use naturally derived ingredients but sometimes, because the refills are concentrated, they use synthetic alternatives which give them the high-activity levels they need.
All the products are vegan-friendly, suitable for use with septic tanks and are not tested on animals.
How Much Does Splosh Cost?
All of the Splosh products are individually priced but as an example, the kitchen cleaner bottle costs £1.45 for 5ooml. It comes filled.
You then order refills. The refill box contains a single pouch – enough to refill your 500ml bottle four times!
A refill pouch costs £4.95 so the equivalent price is just £1.24 for a bottle.
The prices for an equivalent eco cleaner start from around £1.53 and produce plastic waste so personally, I think the Splosh prices are very good.
Getting Started with Splosh
As well as individual bottles and products you can also buy starter packs including…
- 3 bottle starter box £8.65
- 5 bottle starter box £11.85
- 8 bottle starter box £25.50
Alternatively, you can also make up your own boxes.
The bottle-ometer is a way of seeing how many bottles you’ve stopped going to waste. Each time you order a refill, your Bottle-ometer score goes up.
You can see you score whenever you log into the Splosh website. Personally, I love this idea as it’s a way of tracking the impact you are having.
You can also share your score with friends on your social media channels and get rewards from Splosh when you hit certain targets.
Why Choose Splosh?
- Powerful eco cleaning
- Great value
- Bottles for life
- Fast & easy ordering
- 100% money back guarantee
My Thoughts On Splosh
I really love the idea behind Splosh as plastic waste is such a big issue these days and I do not believe that recycling is the answer.
I think the products are very reasonably priced and I love the fact that you can send back the pouches free of charge.
We already make our own zero waste kitchen and bathroom cleaners so I’ll probably stick to those but I will continue to use the Splosh toilet cleaner, washing up & laundry powder as I don’t make my own of these.
Now we have our bottles I will continue to use the Splosh products and I’m happy that we have reduced our kitchen waste even further.
To find out more about Splosh and how it works visit the website here.
I’d love to know what you think about Splosh? Is it something that you would switch to? Let me know in the comments below.
About Gina Caro
Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life. Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog.
This is a collaborative post with Splosh.
I was sent the products for free in return for my honest review.
As always, I only ever recommend products or services that I either use myself or I feel will help you to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
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