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PVA is Still Plastic (An FAQ)

Kate Jakubas Chemistry Ingredients Sustainability

PVA is Still Plastic (An FAQ)

We recently highlighted the fact that laundry pods and laundry sheets that list polyvinyl alcohol (PVA or PVOH) as an ingredient contain plastic. It’s a water-soluble plastic, but plastic nonetheless. 

And then you all asked us a ton of great questions! Here are a few of the questions we’ve received from our wholesale partners, customers, and even some of our personal friends to help clarify things a bit more for everyone.

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PVA is Plastic

Kate Jakubas About Us Chemistry Ingredients Sustainability

PVA is Plastic

Laundry Pods and Laundry Sheets that list Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA or PVOH) as an ingredient contain plastic.

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Meliora Cleaning Products' Paper Laundry Powder Refill Bags

Megan Carriker Sustainability

Meliora Cleaning Products' Paper Laundry Powder Refill Bags

Did you know our refill bags are made out of uncoated paper making them easy to recycle or compost? When empty, just tear off the tin tie to recycle, and recycle or compost the empty paper bag!

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Cardboard Recycling 101

Michael Mayer Sustainability

Cardboard Recycling 101

Every order Meliora ships to your home is 100% free of plastic packaging. We use cardboard boxes, paper tape, and paper fill inside to keep your products safe in transit. We don’t need to use plastic films or tape to get our products to your home safely, so we don’t use them!

But now you have a cardboard box and paper padding. What are you going to do with it?

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Solid Dish Soap: A Planet-Friendly Option to Liquid Dish Soap

Michael Mayer About Us Ingredients Sustainability

Solid Dish Soap: A Planet-Friendly Option to Liquid Dish Soap

What does talking about plastic have to do with washing dishes? Soap is soap, right?

But liquid soap is almost always bottled in single-use plastic bottles, adding to the amount of plastic running free in the wild. 

If you want a planet-friendly alternative to the wasteful single-use plastic bottle of dish soap, switch to solid dish soap for hand washing your dishes. 

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