The mission of by Humankind is to reduce single-use plastic waste that results from our personal care products. Their approach, a blend of sustainability and practicality, is to offer products along with an attractive and durable refillable container.
In the case of their new hand sanitizer, the large 8 ounce bottle is designed to refill 4 travel-size plastic sanitizer bottles (think Purell small bottles).
The sanitizer is a moisturizing, alcohol-based gel formula consisting of 65% alcohol and Hyaluronic acid, a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated. They offer both unscented and grapefruit. The bottle is made of aluminum which is widely recycled across the U.S.
The company donates $1 of each hand sanitizer sole to The Robin Hood Relief Fund, an organization providing emergency support to the New York City area.
The amount of plastic packaging on U.S. products (not just on personal care items) has increased by over 120 times since 1960—with almost 70 percent of that waste piling up in landfills.