Every month, The Groundbreakers puts an inspiring initiative, product or company in the spotlight. By sharing knowledge and inspiration, we want to stimulate sustainable developments and hope to contribute to the greening of business. This time we would like to remove the wax strips Cosmeau out; a vegetable detergent in paper form.

The new way of washing

Do the laundry as you are used to, but easier and more environmentally friendly. Cosmeau's vegetable wax strips more than prove this. These wax papers are plastic-free, vegan and biodegradable. In addition, the mild formula makes them also suitable for silk and wool. The wax strips are available in four delicious variants: spring fresh, lavender, sea breeze and fragrance-free. The scent is released through friction when you wear the clothes, thanks to smart micro fragrance capsules. This way you can enjoy a fresh scent all day long. Hot washes, cold washes or even hand wash, these washing strips are suitable for all temperatures. Moreover, they come in a handy cardboard box, ideal for taking with you when traveling. And the biggest additional advantage; You will never have to drag around oversized, heavy plastic bottles again. Win-win-win if you ask us.

Our mission is to reduce plastic waste in our everyday products and make this possible for everyone in our society.

Was(h) that all?

Certainly not! Because Cosmeau washes much more: bathrooms, kitchens, windows, mirrors and even floors. Again, no large plastic packaging and excess water, but delivered as cleaning tabs that you mix with water at home to make a cleaning agent of your choice. Just like for the washing machine, washing strips are also available for the toilet and as a floor cleaner. You tear off a piece of paper, throw it in the toilet or bucket of water and start cleaning!

A whole laundry list

Personal care has also been taken into account. From vegan shampoo bars and conditioner for hair care to razor blades where only the blades need to be replaced. Cosmeau got it all! The mission is clear: “Reducing plastic waste in our daily products and making this possible for everyone in our society.” They do this by charging prices that are accessible to everyone, donating to the food bank and innovations and improvements in local production. Profit for planet, animals and people!

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