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Your deodorant packaging shouldn’t outlive you (and how to compost our sticks!)

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Your deodorant packaging shouldn’t outlive you (and how to compost our sticks!)

Ever wondered about how long your deodorant packaging hangs around after you've moved on? 

Truth bomb: most of those roll-ons, sticks and cans are here to stay way past their pit duty. 

With only 5% of global plastics getting recycled, that's a whole lot of unnecessary plastic floating around in landfills and oceans.

But hey, not all heroes wear capes—some come in cardboard tubes! 

Here’s 5 reasons why our biodegradable cardboard tube deodorants are the superheroes of the armpit world and the best-smelling way to help reduce waste. 

Plus, don’t miss the clever video at the end teaching you how to compost ‘em.

  1. Leaves no trace behind: Unlike plastics that can take hundreds of years to break down, biodegradable cardboard degrades within a much shorter period—typically months to a few years, depending on the conditions. 
  2. Made from trees: our cardboard tubes are tree-mendous (literally)! They're whipped up from sustainably sourced trees (aka FSC certified paper), making them Mother Nature's fave. 
  3. Less energy, more green: According to co.uk, the production of cardboard generally consumes less energy (almost 50%!) compared to plastic, particularly when recycled materials are used. It also cut down on water usage by up to 99%.
  4. Garden gold: Many cardboard types can be tossed into your compost bin. They break down and turn into nutrient-rich food for your plant pals.
  5. No nasty chemicals: There’s no weird chemicals like BPA or phthalates, which you often find in plastics. Cardboard is much kinder to our bodies and the planet, and our cardboard is printed using biodegradable plant-based inks too.

How to Compost Your Cardboard Deodorant Tube: A Quick Guide

With these easy steps, your Woohoo deodorant won’t just fight stinky odours—it’ll fight waste, too.

  1. Remove all residue: Start by scraping your empty tube to make sure all the product is used up and the cardboard is free from residue.
  2. Soak in water: Give your tube a soak to help it decompose quicker. To speed it up even more, add a drop of dishwashing detergent.
  3. Break it down: If your compost bin is a picky eater, tear the tube into smaller pieces, or carefully chop it with scissors.
  4. Compost away: Toss your tube pieces into your compost bin. They’ll mingle with other compostables and break down over time. Think of it as a decomposing dance-off!
  5. Patience is a virtue: Give it time. Composting is a slow dance, not a fast-paced jig. With a little patience, your deodorant tube will transform into nutrient-rich soil that can help gardens grow.

Watch and Learn: Composting in Action

Still unsure about how to send your deodorant tube off to its glorious green afterlife? Check out our snazzy video below, where we break down the steps in an easy-to-follow tutorial. 

You can follow these steps to compost our lip balm tubes too ☺

Ready, Set, Compost! 🥬🥕🍃

Watch how to compost a Woohoo cardboard deodorant stick on instagram

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