We agree. Thanks for asking. Filling up the planet with plastic is a kind of collective insanity we are all waking up to. At Vermont Soap we support buying factory direct in bulk and refilling dispensers. In this way we can minimize packaging, reuse some of the containers, and recycle the bottles after. Glass makes a lovely package. It is very inert and easily recyclable. We have looked at this and concluded that with the added packaging materials and shipping challenges to get the products to you intact, higher shipping cost, higher product cost, increased breakage and added carbon footprint and energy inputs required to both create the glass and to move everything around the ecological gains were lost.
The important thing is that people are aware of our collective impacts. If most of us work at always making the best choice available and continue to up our game over time we create an Oasis of Good, a sphere of positive influence that can change the dialog and perhaps the course of future generations and the other species we share our planet with. Thanks for thinking about these things and for writing to us.