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Aussie startup Pleasant State launches zero-waste cleaning products

Crowd-funded startup Pleasant State has launched Australia’s first ‘just add water’ cleaning bars, which help reduce toxic chemicals and single-use plastics from cleaning products. 

The zero-waste product range consists of three concentrated pressed bars designed for different cleaning purposes and activated by only warm water. The range is paired with glass and silicone spray bottles while the bar packaging is biodegradable and home compostable.

Founded by Ami Bateman and Sian Murray last month, the Australian based startup raised more than $72,000 in three months during its pre-order crowdfunding campaign. The idea was created in hope to change the cleaning industry, which sees more than 23 million single-use plastic plastic spray cleaning products a year. 

Pleasant State plans to become B Corp certified this June. The company has pledged 2 per cent of sales or 20 per cent of profits to Take 3 for the Sea and aims to donate at least $10,000 to charity partners this year and prevent 100,000 single-use plastic cleaning products from entering landfill or the ocean.

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