The world may never reach zero waste, especially as production and consumption of convenient consumer products and their packaging surges. But a couple of guys in British Columbia are giving their best shot at eliminating a sizable chunk of that trash, focusing on household cleaning products, an approximate $248 billion industry.
Billions of plastic containers that hold these products are dumped in landfills globally each year, with some broken down microplastics flowing into oceans. Then there’s the product residue. Think of the last drops of liquid in the bottom of the jug, and the gobs that spill over the sides during pouring.