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Whitefish woman takes aim at plastic pollution

Posted at 1:00 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 15:01:00-04

Plastic pollution is a worldwide concern, especially as fewer places are able to accept recyclables.

But one Whitefish woman is doing something to help by creating a specialty shampoo bar that doesn't use a plastic bottle at all.

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Sarah Harding and her family were on a trip to West Sumatra when she noticed the beaches were covered in plastic.

When she returned home, she started making shampoo bars because she wanted to reduce the amount of plastic she uses.

One shampoo bar is the equivalent to a 16-ounce shampoo bottle.

"I kind of just make them for me because it was what I wanted. I wanted to try to not use as much plastic," Harding said.

She plans to speak at an education event about the state of plastic in Northwest Montana at Flathead Valley Community College on Saturday.