Global Handwashing Day: Aussie start-up ‘Single Use Ain’t Sexy’ leading sustainable hand soap movement
Aussie eco-soap company, Single Use Ain’t Sexy, has created a genius new way to stay squeaky clean this Global Handwashing Day, without producing plastic waste.
The game-changing product works by dropping a dissolving hand soap tablet into a reusable glass bottle filled with tap water, creating a rich foaming hand wash.
“It’s basically Berocca for hand soap,” CEO and Founder, Josh Howard said.
“During the pandemic, Aussies have been washing their hands almost 200 million times every day so we created a solution which helps them stay clean while saving single-use plastic bottles from landfill,” Howard revealed.
It’s a prospect that has energised many high profile Australians.
The company has received the support of Gold Logie winner Chrissie Swan, Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew and journalist Melissa Doyle, just to name a few.
Athlete and author Turia Pitt also recently joined as an investor.
Massive demand has seen Single Use Ain’t Sexy sell out of hand soap tablets twice in its first year of operation.
“As soon as we launched, the floodgates were open and eco-conscious Aussies were rushing to get a piece of the action,” Howard says.
“It became clear we were helping solve two problems – keeping people clean and hygienic amidst a pandemic, plus helping to solve our ongoing single-use plastic crisis”.
Single Use Ain’t Sexy is the first dissolving hand soap tablet & reusable glass bottle to hit the Australian market and is estimated to have saved up to 125,000 single-use plastic soap bottles from landfills.
“Global Handwashing Day is the perfect moment to reflect on how Single Use Ain’t Sexy has transformed handwashing from a pandemic-related chore, into something genuinely fun that can help save our planet.”