Yesterday was World Water Day, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of a devastating reality: two billion people across the globe are currently living without access to water. Even in 2022, there is so much that needs to be done to change this, to help communities and to save lives. Here in the UK, we are so lucky to have access to clean running water, and this is why World Water Day is so very important. The aim is to never take what we have for granted, and to ensure that we do what we can to preserve this precious resource. The aim is to tackle the global water shortage crisis, and that starts right here, at home. So, this World Water Day we’re talking about how bar soap can save water. Read on to find out more.
Bar soap needs less water for production
Taking right back to the beginning for each bar of soap we produce here at Little Soap! The production methods we use require far less water than those used for liquid shower gels or shampoos. According to recent reports, the production of liquid soap requires up to five times more energy for raw material and twenty- yes twenty!- times more energy for packaging alone!
Bar soap also saves energy in transportation too- they’re smaller, so more can be carried in one go as they can be stacked up in higher quantities. This makes their overall carbon footprint way smaller than liquid alternatives. So before you even start, the humble bar soap is using less water, less energy and less packaging. Need we say more?!
Bar soap requires less water to be effective
Ask any one of our customers and they will tell you: a bar of Little Soap’s finest will last you way longer than liquid soap. In fact, reports suggest that the average person will go through at least six bottles of liquid soap in the same time as it takes to use one soap bar. Not only do you require less water for the soap to do what it’s designed to do, but you also require only a small amount of the soap itself too. Whichever way you look at it, the soap bar wins- less soap, less water.
Bar soap uses less packaging
We already know that the production of bar soap requires less energy for packaging, but its also worth pointing out that the packaging itself helps to protect the environment too. Less packaging means less waste, and all of our packaging here at Little Soap is recyclable too.
All our cartons are 100% recyclable and the glossy varnish is made from a recyclable resin made from non-toxic, non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic and non-reproductive toxic raw materials. They are free of solvents and do not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) making them environmentally friendly. It is cured with UV light, making it 100% recyclable, along with the card it is printed on.
Our bar soap contains no nasty ingredients
Of course, its not enough to just switch to bar soap and assume you’re doing your bit. It helps, of course, but it also helps to understand the ingredients used to create your bar of soap too. Here at Little Soap, we are very proud that all our ingredients are of the highest quality, non-toxic and biodegradable. Our soap doesn’t impact marine life and it’s just as safe to use it to wash in a jungle. Every bar is proper soap (not detergent). No nasties.
Quite simply, we stand by everything we say on the ingredients and safety of our products.