January marked the 6 month anniversary of Incredible Bulk. We are so honoured to have customers that are interested in making a difference; living and acting in a way that will help protect our home. You are the ones that have taken a stand and refused to conform to the norms of our society that we now know are polluting the Earth at a staggering rate. Without you guys we wouldn’t be making a difference and for that we are truly grateful.
We know that refusing plastic takes a huge change in habits. We offer an alternative shopping experience both in terms of buying with your own reusable packaging that takes a degree of organisation and commitment and also that you have to embrace the elements when shopping with us - for all of you that have shopped with us on a mizzley day, a stormy day and even a snowy day - your commitment to making a difference blows our minds and is a huge source of motivation to keep going, improve what we offer and continue on the zero waste path.
This is a run down of what plastic you have avoided in the last 6 months, well done and thank you!
4959 single-use plastic food packaging (this is roughly 30kgs, enough to fill about 5 wheelie bins, its also the same amount of plastic waste that was found in a dead sperm whale in Australia)
1300 single-use plastic cotton buds
470 single-use plastic household cleaning bottles
397 single-use plastic shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand wash bottles
368 plastic kitchen sponges
139 plastic toothbrushes
71 plastic or aerosol deodorants
53 single use oil and vinegar bottles
At least 3200 meters of plastic cling film
1500 meters of plastic dental floss
At least 64 single-use plastic straws, 30 disposable coffee cups, 19 disposable cutlery sets and 18 plastic water bottles
27 plastic tubes of toothpaste
At least 35 disposable plastic razors
17 plastic body sponges