I read an article from the New York Times' Green Inc. blog about their interview with hotelier Richard Spigler, president of Great Addresses, the company that manages the Carlyle and also the Savoy Suites in D.C.
Spigler talked about, among other green things, their hotel's green soap called Green Natura, which he said prevents soap from being wasted because of its hollowed-out doughnut like shape.
"With the Natura product, you still have a feeling like a nice big bar of soap," but without wasting as much."I am not a fan of soaps in general as I don't like it when they become unusable small lumps (and sometimes clog my bathtub). But thinking of the design of this soap, shouldn't it break easily during usage because it's hollowed? How then can it prevents soap from being wasted?
Googling the Green Natura soap, it is labeled in several internet shopping sites as a waste reducing exfoliating body cleanser with this introduction:
"This innovative ergonomically shaped "waste reducing" soap has been designed to eliminate the unused center of traditional soap bars. This soap is cruelty free and contains no animal fat or byproducts. The carton is made from natural recycled packaging and printed with soy based inks."Further googling revealed this comment from "Jane says" blog: