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Could just-add-water products save us?

By Vox

From mouthwash to kitchen cleaner, environmentally friendly dehydrated products are coming to your homeRead full story

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  • Save shipping cost, save energy, and save water --- yep I like this trend. Good to see more sustainable supply. Let's see if demand grows too!

  • Plastics are necessary for many things like hospitals, etc. but for consumption, we can do so much better. It's so bad for the planet and I wish governments took a more active role in getting rid of it in the supply chain--paper straws don't work btw and I'm not a big fan of it, instead re-design the

    Plastics are necessary for many things like hospitals, etc. but for consumption, we can do so much better. It's so bad for the planet and I wish governments took a more active role in getting rid of it in the supply chain--paper straws don't work btw and I'm not a big fan of it, instead re-design the cups to not need a straw any offer better value and use-case than a plastic straw.

    I'm all for this, and happy companies are doing something about plastics however, it has to be innovative and cost at least about the same if not less otherwise, it won't be adopted as fast because they aren't only competing on price, but convenience that plastic provides--and that's really important to understand (people are just inherently lazy or should I say, want life to be easier, so make it easier for us).

  • Less is more! And huge business potential for fancy refill containers!

  • Works for food too. And refill bulk sale is of great interest for brick and mortar retailers to compete with Amazon ever growing dominance.

  • As well these dehydrated products also save massively on energy and distribution costs and energy from logistics of transporting water. The challenge is to do full cycle analysis on the environmental impact and penalties.

  • Been looking a lot at the zero waste movement, so this is always welcome news.

    Ultimately, we just need to be more mindful as global citizens if we are going to keep this planet running ok...

  • Cool-aide led the way so of course this can work!

  • An interesting premise.

  • This is such a smart idea. There are so many products that have unnecessary fillers in them. Getting rid of water in products like shampoo saves energy and reduces costs. And also frees up logistics capacity for additional products. Big thumbs up.

  • I’ve been doing this for years with bleach tablets or crystals, vinegar powder (for cleaning or cooking) and soap. Not only does it save weight, it saves space and ends up being cheaper. The subscription model is something new though.

    One thing to look out for, though, is your water quality and mineral

    I’ve been doing this for years with bleach tablets or crystals, vinegar powder (for cleaning or cooking) and soap. Not only does it save weight, it saves space and ends up being cheaper. The subscription model is something new though.

    One thing to look out for, though, is your water quality and mineral content. You might end up spending any money you save on just-add-water products on water filters so you can use them.

  • I like the idea but will consumers be willing to accept the additional steps?

  • Didn't we recently read, right here, how awful microwaved meals are?

  • Wondeful piece

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