Plastic has a pretty bad reputation, and understandably so. When you see the devastation that plastic is wreaking on our waterways (and the curious creatures that live in them), it’s hard not to be anti-plastic. But today we wanted to tell you all about why we’re pro-plastic. Yep, we did actually say that!
Way back in 2015 when Woohoo Body first started, our very first deodorant was a deodorant paste While there are loads of folks who love our pastes, some people prefer an application where you don’t have to get deodorant on your fingers or touch your armpits. Enter our deodorant sticks!!
The cosmetics industry is far from perfect, and (according to us), packaging is its biggest shortcoming. The unfortunate truth though is that there’s no perfect cosmetic packaging out there for skincare products like ours, and regardless of the packaging we use we’re always going to have an impact on the Earth. It’s just up to us to minimise that impact.
In our quest to be as eco-friendly as possible here at Woohoo Body we’ve had to make a couple of compromises. So today we thought we’d have a chat about the “why” behind our cardboard packaging, and give you a few tips and tricks to help you get the hang of it.
It has been action stations here in Happy Land because this week we have a world-record-breaking 8 (!!!) new products for you to indulge in. No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. 8 new Happy babies have been born.
A few weeks ago we dropped a few hints about changes that were on the way, and if you’re on the ball you might have noticed a few of these changes start to creep into reality… ;) We’ve quietly been working away at introducing a few very special new ways of packaging our best selling Happy creations.
When we first started Woohoo we didn’t actually realise the impact that one little (getting bigger!) brand could have on the environment, but with growth comes a lot of responsibility, and that's not something we take lightly. We don’t actually talk about this much, but we’re a member of a really cool organisation called 1% For The Planet. So today we’re going to shout about it from the rafters.
No matter what kind of packaging you use - even if it is plastic free (like glass bottles) - you need to make sure it’s being recycled properly. If it’s not, then it just means more landfill and more strain on the environment. And that’s the complete opposite of what we’re trying to achieve!
“Plastic Free” - it’s the word on the tip of everyone’s tongue right now - especially since someone somewhere dubbed this month “Plastic Free July”. You probably wouldn’t believe us if we told you how many times we go to bed talking about this. And wake up, still talking about it. We probably talk about it in our sleep :)
Do you remember that feeling you got just before your school report card was handed over to your parents? Well, we thought that was one feeling that could be put into the “ancient history” bucket, but when the results were ready to read from our big Happy Survey the self doubt butterflies were back with a vengeance.