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!
If you’re wondering why everyone has been carrying on about plastic lately, we’re here to let you in on the secret. It’s because it’s Plastic Free July - the perfect time to do a little check and see if there are any ways you could reduce the amount of single use plastic in your life.
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.
No, we’re not asking whether you have mould in the bottom of the shower (do you!?). Your bathroom should be a stress-free space and by making it greener (we don’t mean a new paint job!) you can relax in the knowledge you’re reducing your bills and also helping the planet while sprucing up your digs. Go you!
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.
There’s some pretty heavy stuff going down right now so we wanted to take some time to share some good news and some not-so-good news. Things in the Aussie recycling world aren’t all rosy at the moment. We don’t actually have the facilities in Australia to recycle a lot of the plastics that we’re using, and right now we don’t really have anyone to recycle them for us either.
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 :)
This little doosie has been twisting our brains into pretzels for a while so we need to let it out. It’s all about us trying to be as eco-friendly as we possibly can. Why? Because that’s what you (our very clever and eco-conscious friends) have been asking for.
It’s so easy to NOT think about garbage. It’s not really a very nice thing to think about… it can be smelly, and dirty and pretty gross. Best that it’s someone else’s problem. Unfortunately that kind of thinking is way too common, and it has created a bit of a mess.