Why don't all shampoo bottles turn into shrubberies, ponders the Sceptic Tank
The Tank has long given up taking two bottles into the shower. We just want to wash what's left of our hair and go. And then have the empty shampoo bottle turn into a tree.
It such an obvious final step, we're simply flabbergasted hair care brands spend all that time advertising glossiness, strength, and a wet, shiny nose (You're using that dog shampoo again - Ed) when they could be emphasising the potential to create your own arboretum with discarded bottles and the dirt from your bathroom tiles.
Fortunately, Taiwanese company O'right has blazed a trail for an industry that trades on images of flaxen-haired beauties performing ablutions in forest-bound waterfalls, but falls markedly short on providing said forests for said beauties to bathe in.
O'right - or should that be O'riiiiiiight - says its commendably straight to the point 'Tree in the Bottle' shampoo features a first of its kind biodegradable bottle made from a plastic-like starch, which in turn is processed from fruit, plant, and vegetable waste. More importantly, each bottle comes preloaded with tree seeds in a plug at the bottom - in a matter of months, the bottle will biodegrade and the seeds inside will sprout into a tree.
"Most people probably don't expect... their empty shampoo bottle to grow into a tree!" says the company with notable restraint. But then its advertising also confusingly insists, "What she is expecting is also the expectation of the river." No, us neither. And if all that's insufficiently odd for you, O'right also has a shampoo made from recycled coffee grounds collected from Starbucks and other coffee shops.
Clearly, there's something in the water in Taiwan. Perhaps it's all that weird green shampoo.
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