We’ve leapt forward into spring and made it through the first 3 months of the year. We wanted to let you know that you guys have avoided 4661 pieces of single-use plastic in that time!
This breaks down as avoiding 3038 pieces of single-use plastic packaging through refill shopping:
2629 pieces of single-use food packaging (including 100 packets of oats, 49 packets of brown rice, 45 packets of dates and 36 packets of granola!)
287 home cleaning plastic bottles (including 65 bottles of laundry and 22 spray bottles of multi surface cleaner!)
122 bathroom plastic bottles (including 50 bottles of shampoo/body wash and 40 bottles of hand wash!)
On top of this you have also avoided 1623 single use plastic items:
120 plastic kitchen sponges avoided by switching to our natural alternatives
A further 17 bottles of shampoo avoided through switching to shampoo bars
Another 57 bottles of body / hand wash avoided through switching to soap bars
1300 single-use plastic cotton buds avoided by switching to bamboo cotton buds
27 plastic toothbrushes avoided by switching to bamboo
31 plastic tubes of toothpaste avoided by switching to toothpaste tabs or the tooth soap
3 body sponges by switching to loofahs
20 plastic or aerosol deodorants avoided due to switching to our plastic free natural version
At least 6 plastic razors by switching to a safety razor
At least 13 rolls of cling film by switching to wax food wraps
At least 3 plastic disposable coffee cups by switching to a reusable version
At least 5 plastic disposable cutlery sets by switching to a reusable version
At least 21 plastic disposable straws by switching to a reusable version
A huge thank you from us for your support and organisation to switching to refill and plastic-free shopping, its when we do these numbers that we get super excited and motivated about what we do!
These numbers mean even more when you consider that since the beginning of the year there have been 2 known reports of dead whales washing up with substantial amounts of plastic in their stomachs and that a recent report done on British marine mammals found microplastics in each and every one. We desperately need to stop the plastic tide and the easiest way to do that is to avoid it!
Image from Stijn Dijkstra