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Jun 10, 2021

Taradale High School YES students, Piper Body, design body wash tablets

A group of five Taradale High School Year12 students is on a quest to clean up the environment — one shower at a time.

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The group is taking part in the annual nationwide YES (Young Enterprise Scheme) programme, which gives young entrepreneurs, as part of their level two economics course, the opportunity to start and run their own businesses. The five students have formed the company Piper Body and have discovered a gap in the market, coming up with a product that could change the way we all wash ourselves.

"The idea began with something all of our team members value — environmental sustainability. We wanted to create a product that would make it easier and more convenient for consumers to switch to eco alternatives. We initially considered making powdered body wash and shampoo, but then considered the idea down to just a body wash tablet made from a compact powder," says company CEO, Libby Syms.

Read more about Piper Body here.