Personal care concept

October 23, 2019

Re-fill concept for personal care reduces the use of single-use plastic sachets

Plastic pollution is a major problem all over the word. In Europe The European Commission proposed on May 2018 new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas.

Philippines is, together with China, Vietnam and Indonesia, frequently listed among the world’s worst offenders, particularly on marine plastic pollution. An audit in the Philippines has shown that the country uses a “shocking” amount of single-use plastic, including nearly 60 billion sachets a year. The report is produced by the NGO GAIA (The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives).

Small portions of products ranging from coffee to shampoo are often sold in sachets in the Philippines, and are seen as an affordable solution for consumers. Sachets are small plastic packets often lined with aluminium or containing other materials that make them non-recyclable.

An efficient way to reduce the number of sachets is to work with refill solutions. The product is pumped from a bigger packaging in a dispenser to a smaller bottle that is reusable and brought by the consumer. Asept offers solutions for smart and hygienic dispensing of shampoo, conditioner, lotions, and other personal care products. Please contact Fredrik Linse to know more about this.