With virus-related lockdowns keeping people home early on in the pandemic, Kay Baker found herself doing some cleaning at home, thinking about ways to further reduce her single-use plastic waste — something she’s been trying to do to reduce her carbon footprint in recent years.

Baker, an occupational therapist by trade, turned to her husband, Matt, and said “Matt, I haven’t found an all-purpose cleaner that’s plastic-free or waste-free, something I can refill.” Rather than trying to find a solution elsewhere, Matt, a neuroscientist, responded: “That’s a great idea. Let’s do it.”

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