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Teen-ventor Solves Worldwide Household Problem 

Young Benjamin Stern of Florida has something YOU want, need and will save you money! And will change how millions around the planet will wash their hair and bathe!

Nohbo” bottleless shampoo invention

I saw my mom using laundry detergent tablets and, ‘Eureka!’, the idea came to me that hair products and body washes could be delivered the same way. … I asked myself, ‘Why can’t I create it?

  • How many shampoo bottles do you have around your bathtub or shower?
  •  Ben has patented and brought to market solution that promises to:
    1. remove costly chemicals, distribution and disposal.
    2. Save consumer money, cut environmental impact, and pollution….

Benjamin Stern, an 18-year-old from Melbourne, Florida, invented a novel way to package and dispense shampoo without using plastic bottles. Each year in the US alone, almost 1,200 football stadiums worth of shampoo bottle waste flood our oceans and landfills.

“This constant buildup of plastic material is incredibly unsustainable, and lethal to the mammals and soil around us,” explained Stern. “It’s disheartening to see this damage done to my home, and I want to help in any way I can. If that is changing an age old industry, so be it.”

Stern’s  bottleless shampoo invention, called “Nohbo” balls, has been a significant undertaking, requiring a time commitment and focus unusual for a high school student. Stern’s inventive process has gone through several stages, particularly in preparation for Nohbo’s debut last year on ABC’s Shark Tank.

Kidbacker Excerpt

KidBacker: Please tell KidBacker readers how Nohbo got started.
Benjamin Stern: After watching a documentary covering the ins and outs of the plastic bottling industry, I saw my mom using laundry detergent tablets and, eureka, the idea came to me that hair products and body washes could be delivered the same way. I did research and realized there wasn’t anything like that on the market. I asked myself, ‘Why can’t I create it?’

I was originally thinking of this as a regular consumer product, but then I took a trip and stayed in a hotel. I immediately thought, ‘My product would be perfect for this place.’ It will be cheaper to produce than the little bottles they have and it’s environmentally friendly. Hotels are increasingly aligning with environmental messages, like asking guests to reuse their towels during their stay to save energy and water, so I felt there would be a good fit.

Japan may push citizens into Radioactive zone

Sources: Greenpeace,, UK Mirror

High radiation risks in Fukushima village as government prepares to lift evacuation order – Greenpeace | Greenpeace International

re-reported by as Japanese govt pushing Fukushima evacuees back to high radiation areas – Greenpeace Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 18:25

Fukushima survivors are being urged to return to the nuclear disaster site by the Japanese government despite radiation levels similar to Chernobyl, say Greenpeace.

Officials are planning to slash housing support for 6,000 people from the village of Iitate on March 31, when the evacuation order is due to be lifted just six years on from the reactor meltdown, reports
The risk to health is on a par with the exclusion zone around the former Soviet reactor Chernobyl in what is now Ukraine – more than 30 years after it spewed plumes of killer fission, say Greenpeace Japan.


Greenpeace has some superb idealists, but not renown for conservative reporting- Can any Commentor  add any  corroborating or dissenting news reports?