Sisters Lindsey McCoy and Alison Webster started Plaine Products in 2017, determined to work towards a better future.
Every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists. Think about that. Then know that globally, we produce 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, 78% of which is NOT reclaimed or recycled. 8 million tons of plastic ends up the in ocean every year. By 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean. We've created a plastic problem, but unlike so many others we face, this is one we can solve. A material that lasts for thousands of years doesn't make sense for single-use bottles.
Plaine Products exists to offer an easy solution: vegan products in aluminum bottles that can be returned to be sterilized, refilled and reused. Not only does Plaine Products make it easy to reuse, but the very existence of our products creates awareness and reminds people to more carefully consider the sustainability of their choices when making a purchase.
We also chose our containers with care. Unlike plastic, when aluminum is recycled there isn’t quality loss, so it’s just recycled right back into more aluminum. It’s a closed loop system. Eventually there will be no need for more virgin aluminum to be mined. When plastic is recycled it is downgraded, so it has a limited life span before it ends up in a landfill.
We launched our business with three products. Since then we have added 5 travel size products, added a new scent to our line of shampoo and conditioner and added body lotion and hand wash. Each month our business has grown and we hear from people that they want more options. We love our customers and they love the guilt-free nature of our vegan products and sustainable packaging.
Plaine Products is the culmination of our life experiences. Our late father was a small business entrepreneur throughout his life, a part of his family’s tradition, and our mother shared her love of the ocean and travel with us and our children. We spent months and months researching natural products until we found some whose quality amazed us while staying true to our rule of being chemical-free. We run all of our ingredients through the Environmental Working Group’s database to make sure they are safe and non-toxic. We’ve tried and personally approved all of our products. Not only do we use them, our kids and husbands use them, along with our extended family and friends.
Our mantra as we head towards this packaging revolution is progress, not perfection. We hope to continue improving our sustainability efforts and reducing our carbon footprint as the years go on!
A great alternative to miniature plastic bottles
With shampoo, conditioner, cleansing and moisturising available in refillable bottles, hotels have a full bathroom set without the waste.
Create new revenue opportunities by stocking plastic free products in your spa or boutique
Available in full and travel sizes
Help guests continue to be plastic free even after their holiday
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