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How can seaweed make washing more eco-friendly?

Words by Abi Scaife

The world of eco-friendly cleaning will never be the same, now that planet-friendly, water-soluble plastic.

Sorry, what?

You know those little tabs you put in your dishwasher or washing machine, full of goo and powder? Remember the Tide Pod thing? (admit it, I just unlocked a memory you wish hadn’t been unlocked).

Anyway - that goo and powder are contained in a thin, flexible plastic film that dissolves in water. Unfortunately, every time they’re used, they release microplastics, something that is harmful to the environment, humans, and animals.

So what’s happening now?

Notpla, an amazing brand that uses seaweed to create plastic alternatives, has teamed up with MACK, an eco-refill cleaning product company, and together they have created the first eco-friendly, plastic-free dishwasher tabs.

These tabs are better for the environment, and us, as they dissolve completely, leaving nothing behind!

To learn more about these new dishwasher tabs, you can visit the MACK website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Climate Reframe.  Climate Reframe is committed to supporting the climate and environment movement in its transformation towards greater justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Find out more.

Every Can Counts. This is a not-for-profit recycling programme, encouraging people to recycle more often, to protect our planet. Support them here.

Trees For Cities. They are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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