We have gotten used to having plastic bottles of liquid soap in our homes and businesses, with bars of soap seeming to have gone by the wayside. But it is time to revisit this trend. Regardless of the bottle size–small for the sink, large for the refills–the consumer practice of using liquid soap, body washes, and shower gels contributes to the demand for more plastic containers. By simply shifting your purchases back to solid soap, you can have an impact on the market and send a message to the companies making these products. And this is an easy solution if you’ve been frustrated by the lack of suds and solidifying over time of liquid soap, plus you needn’t worry about the “sanitation” of shared bar soap. Just remember that everything trendy is not necessarily better!