Why should I switch to a plastic-free dish soap?
Three types of zero waste dishwashing soaps
Move beyond the bottle. There are so many ways to clean your dirty dishes without plastic! In this post, I’m going to break it down into 3 main types of zero-waste dish soap to make it easy to find one that works for your cleaning routine.
1. Liquid dish soap
A. Refill liquid dish soap at the bulk store
We recently switched to this model and I have to say…it’s just so easy.
I simply bring an empty bottle to my local co-op, refill it with some Azure Standard dish soap, and then use that bottle to refill an old plastic dish soap bottle I’ve been using for a long time.
This approach is easy, inexpensive, and requires almost no habit change.
B. Liquid castile soap as dish soap
C. Use Sal Suds as dish soap
D. Buy liquid dish soap in recyclable metal packaging
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What about dish soap refills?
2. zero waste Dish soap blocks
This is perhaps the trendiest dish soap option. I know…dish soap is trendy? Yep! Lots of people are trying to live more sustainably and zero waste dish soap bars are so unusual, that they draw a lot of attention!
Since dish soap bars require no plastic packaging at all and they ship with way less water than liquid soaps, they may be the best zero waste dish soap out there! Just be sure to purchase a bamboo soap shelf to keep your dish soap block from dissolving in water.
What is a dish soap block?
Can I use my regular bar soap for dishwashing?
How should I store my dish soap block?
How to use a dish soap block
Rub and scrub
Run water over your bar
Where can I buy dish soap bars?
Can you use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap bar for dishwashing?
Make your own dish soap bar!
3. Powdered dish soap
How does powdered dish soap work?
where to buy powdered dish soap
What is the best zero waste dish soap brand?
It might not be a perfect option for everyone, but it works great for me right now!
What zero waste dishwashing soap do I use?
Although these dish soap bars work fine, they’ve been sitting unloved for a while since I started shopping at my local co-op.