Plaine Products was so excited to include Dropps, the original laundry detergent pod, in our latest giveaway! We’ve been super impressed with the eco-friendly nature of Dropps in our own homes and they align perfectly with our dedication to eliminating single-use plastics. We asked them to share a little more about themselves so we could get to know them better. Based on what we’ve learned we think you’ll love them as much as we do.
Who They Are
As a pioneering e-commerce company dropps.com, is redefining the home care category with cleaning products that are effective as well as safer and better for people and the planet.
Dropps introduced the first liquid unit-dose pod in 2008 and is committed to making sustainability and powerful cleaning accessible to all. They were unafraid to challenge industry norms of colorful products packaged like candy and the over-consumption of single-use plastics that are devastating our landscapes and waterways. Dropps has innovated a smarter, more sustainable way to clean up our homes – and our environment. Plus, they cost less per load and are gentle for sensitive skin, babies and pets!
A Little History
Textiles – and cleaning them – is woven into Dropps’ CEO, Jonathan Propper’s DNA. His mother, Lenore Propper Schwartz, started the Conshohocken Cotton Co. and made apparel using a patented cotton yarn. Without the availability of any commercial detergents gentle enough for their fabrics, Jonathan and Lenore created a biodegradable, low-sudsing, detergent to properly treat natural fibers and keep them looking better, longer. They developed an innovative formula, called Cot’n Wash, that was both effective and gentle. Consumer Reports named it #1 in overall cleaning quality among hand-laundry detergents.
Dropps has drastically eliminated the water in its laundry products. One truckload of Dropps pods will do more than 2,000,000 wash loads. That’s over four times the 450,000 wash loads per truckload of regular detergent bottles! With plant-based ingredients, no animal testing, and recyclable and compostable cardboard packaging they adhere to many responsible and sustainable practices.
A Load of Firsts
Dropps is the first laundry detergent pod company to develop a zero-waste compostable package to eliminate plastic. The first to eliminate color in all pods. And the first to incorporate a bittering agent in its dissolvable film for safety. Not surprisingly, Dropps was awarded the 2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year title by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding achievement in formulation and product manufacturing of both consumer and institutional/industrial products.
Why It Matters
As textile engineers turned scientists, Dropps endeavors to maintain a small footprint and provide superior clean direct-to-door. “At Dropps, we are driven by the single-minded belief that there is a way to clean that is better for the individual, safer for the family, especially those with young children, and healthier for the planet,” says Jonathan Propper, CEO, dropps.com. “Each day, approximately eight million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans and marine life.” Experts contend that there are up to 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic weighing up to 250,000 tonnes floating in the high seas. “At Dropps,” states Jonathan, “we believe one piece of plastic is one too many, which is why our mantra is: ‘every Dropps counts.’”
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