Plastic Free July/Life

lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me AhavaMove to New ZealandRegistered User regular
I could have sworn we had a Green Living thread somewhere.

Anyways, I'm wanting to get a bit more into the packaging free lifestyle. I'm slowly working on switching over the majority of my bathroom to being packaging free shampoo, soaps, etc.

I'm wanting to do the same with my kitchen soap, but I'm curious if a bar soap will have the same anti-bacterial type of stuff that I expect from a liquid kitchen hand soap. For cleaning my hands after handling raw meats and the like.

Is it possible to get an anti-bacterial bar of soap instead of the liquid soaps? Have you used one that you would recommend?

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited July 2019
    Regular soap is antibacterial.

    Edit: all soap kills bacteria regardless of the 'antibiotics' in it if you, you know, use it like soap instead of assuming it kills on contact

    However, more recent reviews have suggested that antibacterial soaps are no better than regular soaps at preventing illness or reducing bacteria on the hands of users.[2][6]

    In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of the common antibacterial ingredients triclosan and triclocarban, and 17 other ingredients frequently used in "antibacterial" soaps

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    thank you.

    That was pretty much what I needed, but didn't quite know how to word the google search.

    so i figured y'all would be smarter than me.

  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/197348/green-living-how-to-and-questions

    Found this, but it's been dormant since October of last year, if that helps...

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    edited July 2019
    How does one carry shampoo (a liquid) without some kind of package to hold it in one place???

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Smrtnik wrote: »
    How does one carry shampoo (a liquid) without some kind of package to hold it in one place???

    Reusable containers. When you run out, you wash the container and take it back to the store for a discount on the next container of stuff. The Body Shop used to do this, I don't know if they still do.

  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Social Justice Blackguard Registered User regular
    Shampoo bars are also a thing.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Shampoo bars are the best.

    Lush has some great ones, and you might even be able to find some local artisans/makers who are making their own as well.

    Conditioner bars are also a thing

  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    I can dig moving away from unnecessary packaging...as I’m trying to saw through a blister pack.

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    My anti favorite is scissors that come in packaging you need scissors to open up.

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