This World Water Day (March 22), kiwi start-up re·stor is tackling plastic waste and unnecessary transportation of bulky water-heavy products by taking their mission global.
The cleaning industry alone ships 75 million litres of water from around the world every year. This means more than 74 million single-use plastic bottles must be used to transport this liquid, with only 58% of these being recycled and consumers paying for it.
re·stor set out to create cleaning alternatives that eliminate single-use plastics and consciously conserve resources by replacing the 90%+ water that makes up traditional cleaning liquids with a hardworking concentrate - physically 90% lighter that traditional products.
Five months after launching in New Zealand with Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue, re·stor are partnering with Woolworths Australia to stock 500 Woolworths stores with their game-changing water-free Laundry Detergent Sheets from this World Water Day. re·stor Cleaning Tablets and re·fill Bottles are also available at selected stores.
The Laundry Detergent Sheets are safe for the environment and for families, using hypo-allergenic and naturally derived ingredients. Small but mighty, these travel-friendly cleaning alternatives are mess-free timesavers.
The partnership represents Woolworths Australia’s commitment to providing consumers with more affordable choice in the environmentally friendly cleaning space and sees re·stor move closer to their mission to save one million plastic bottles from landfill by the end of 2023. The company has already saved nearly 30,000 bottles.