Herefordshire businessman hoping cleaning product will shine

Hereford Times: Angus Grahame is aiming for a refill revolution. Angus Grahame is aiming for a refill revolution.

ANGUS Grahame is taking on multinational superbrands after creating a product he believes will change the way we buy cleaning products.

The Whitney-on-Wye businessman has launched Splosh – an ambitious environmentally- minded venture that claims to be “miles better than recycling”.

Instead of buying liquid cleaning products from shop shelves, customers buy refillable Splosh bottles and order concentrate refills online when they run out.

The company claims its way cuts packaging waste by up to 95 per cent.

Angus worked with British chemists for more than two years to reformulate products such as laundry detergent and floor cleaners into suitable concentrates.

“Our competitors are multibillion pound conglomerates,” said Angus.

“But compared to Splosh I think their business models are inefficient, inconvenient for customers and really bad for the environment.”

 

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9:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Biomech says...

I'm all for innovation and new business ideas, but surely the refills come in packaging? Current products are basically bottles with a squeezy cap. Besides, I reuse my bottle and fill it withbleach, water and up liquid - saves a fortune
I'm all for innovation and new business ideas, but surely the refills come in packaging? Current products are basically bottles with a squeezy cap. Besides, I reuse my bottle and fill it withbleach, water and up liquid - saves a fortune Biomech
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8:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

WYSIATI says...

The big deal here is that most people do not reuse these containers and those that do don't reuse them all of course.

But also that when we toss the bottle in the recycling and get that warm feeling we think that the bottle goes away and gets turned back into a bottle which we use again. If that did happen you've only got to think about the washing, costs and energy for processing, transport etc - still a bit better probably than making a new one.

But in reality most of the plastic we "recycle" goes out of the country - it might get processed into something useful it might not (might get dumped, burned who knows) - and at best it may end up in some low grade product - fence posts maybe.

It's a nice idea - he will have his work cut out given what people like to buy and who he's up against.

Good luck and good on him
The big deal here is that most people do not reuse these containers and those that do don't reuse them all of course. But also that when we toss the bottle in the recycling and get that warm feeling we think that the bottle goes away and gets turned back into a bottle which we use again. If that did happen you've only got to think about the washing, costs and energy for processing, transport etc - still a bit better probably than making a new one. But in reality most of the plastic we "recycle" goes out of the country - it might get processed into something useful it might not (might get dumped, burned who knows) - and at best it may end up in some low grade product - fence posts maybe. It's a nice idea - he will have his work cut out given what people like to buy and who he's up against. Good luck and good on him WYSIATI
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10:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Biomech says...

Oh I'm certainly not bashing the guy and I wish him all the luck. I just don't get it.
Lets take a bottle of bleach, it's a plastic bottle with bent top and a screw cap. Now if you were to reuse that bottle - you still have to go and but a plastic bottle of bleach to refill the squeezy one you have at home.
Oh I'm certainly not bashing the guy and I wish him all the luck. I just don't get it. Lets take a bottle of bleach, it's a plastic bottle with bent top and a screw cap. Now if you were to reuse that bottle - you still have to go and but a plastic bottle of bleach to refill the squeezy one you have at home. Biomech
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10:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Biomech says...

I decided to not be lazy and I looked it up.

The refills are liquid (water soluable) sachets that you add water too. Good idea, not too sure if I see it taken off, but it certainly could.

I'm more keen on the idea now I know how it works - leave to the HT to miss out all the detail as usual ;)

website is www.splosh.com if you're interested.

(I also like the production values on the video)
I decided to not be lazy and I looked it up. The refills are liquid (water soluable) sachets that you add water too. Good idea, not too sure if I see it taken off, but it certainly could. I'm more keen on the idea now I know how it works - leave to the HT to miss out all the detail as usual ;) website is www.splosh.com if you're interested. (I also like the production values on the video) Biomech
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2:52pm Sat 2 Feb 13

dippyhippy says...

I think this is a fab idea - good luck to him, hope he cleans up!!
I think this is a fab idea - good luck to him, hope he cleans up!! dippyhippy
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