The beauty and personal care industry is one of the worst offenders when it comes to plastics, as many products contain microplastics or come in single-use plastic packaging. Reusable and refillable products are a great solution to this, but lugging around huge cartons of shampoo and soap isn’t always the most practical thing. Enter KANKAN. Created by Eliza Flanagan and Mary McLeod, KANKAN is basically soap in cans and is here to make refills easy.
Unlike plastics. which can only be recycled a few times before they are no longer recyclable, aluminum cans do not have such a lifespan. Not only are cans infinitely recyclable, it is already very easy to recycle metal in the UK in terms of infrastructure and cost, and it takes 95% less energy to create a new can from it. of recycled materials. Cans are also lighter to ship, which also helps reduce emissions.
So when you open a KANKAN can, you can dispense your hand or body shower gel into a glass bottle (KANKAN starter kits include them) and then put them in your recycling bin with the knowledge that they will be transformed into another can. . And it’s not just the packaging that has been carefully designed, the soaps themselves are vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil-free, artificial-free and handcrafted with natural ingredients in the UK.
As part of their commitment to be carbon neutral, KANKAN has also partnered with onetreeplanted.org to plant a tree for every box sold. You’ve heard of a six-pack, now it’s only a six-pack.
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