Upon encountering this box in the hotel bathroom, my first thought was “Ooh, I always wanted an empty box!”
My second thought, after reading the back, was “Sometimes people just overthink things.”
The back of the box says “This innovative ergonomically shaped “waste reducing” soap has been designed to eliminate the unused center of traditional soap bars . . .”
I don’t usually use soap bars – I’m more of a body wash user – but when I do, I tend to use the entire bar, down to a tiny little sliver, until it slips out of my hands and goes down the drain. I don’t think that being green has anything to do with making a soap doughnut. Why not just make the soap smaller? Or use a dispenser in the shower that can be refilled with liquid soap? I’m going to make an assumption that the apparatus required to cut a hole in the middle of a normal bar of soap (or to pour an exact soap doughnut) probably takes much more effort than just shrinking the size by 50%.
This is an example of somebody trying to be environmentally conscious but actually being really fucking dumb. Stupid hippies.