19-year old Marissa Vettoretti is reflecting in her room. What other single-use plastics are hurting our environment? Perhaps plastics that may not be talked about as frequently as straws, plastic bags, and other consumer goods? She decides to enter a circular design challenge focused on plastics to find out more.

During the competition, Marissa discovers that amenity bottles (ie. shampoo, conditioner, body wash) found in hotel bathrooms can't actually be recycled. They are filtered out at recycling facilities because the bottles are too small, have a low quality grade of plastic, and are often still contaminated with soap.

Fast forward to the start of 2018 when classmate Daniel Moll takes notice. He's passionate about environmental preservation and equally frustrated about the amount of plastic waste produced by the hospitality industry. More importantly, he's had past success running his own startups and building brands. The two decide to join forces.

Together they co-found EarthSuds, a business that believes in a plastic-free economy where sustainability does not compromise quality.