This innovative company sends you an initial plastic bottle for each of its all-natural cleaning products, and then subsequent refills come in paper milk cartons or bags, shipped in plastic-free packaging.Over the course of a year, this reduces household packaging waste by up to 30 pounds, and has an advantage when it comes to transportation: “Flat boxes occupy much less space than fully-formed plastic cleaning bottles.
The initial shipment of ThreeMain products comes in reusable aluminum bottles with plastic spray and squirt tops. After that, refills come in plastic pouches. Once you’ve emptied eight refills into the aluminum containers, these get shipped back to the company in a prepaid recycling envelope and sent to Terracycle.
Bottles, products, and refills can be purchased individually, or you can sign up for a membership, which provides quarterly deliveries of cleaners.
The company also partners with the Rozalia Project, donating 3 percent of profits toward cleaning up ocean trash.
This company was founded by the owner of a house-cleaning company after she started reacting to chemicals in conventional products and even other so-called green ones. The entire product line is manufactured from only 14 simple, safe, and effective ingredients, all of which you’ll recognize. It has been given an A+ rating by the Environmental Working Group.