Shampoo: washing our hair is polluting our planet

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Photo: Lise Lafond

To avoid plastic pollution in the world’s landfills and on waterfronts, hotels are now eliminating the miniature plastic bottles and replacing them with refillable containers.

Since the first bottle of shampoo hit stores in the 1930s, it has become a bathroom staple. Some households have a multitude of shampoo and conditioner bottles, with family members having their own personal favourite brands. How many of us have the twin shampoo and conditioner combo? All these bottles add up.