as a sustainable brand that advocates to reduce plastic waste, why would we have plastic bottles? as much as we hate plastic, we care deeply about the safety and wellbeing of our community. we offer plastic bottles of our soap for little ones, as it's shatterproof. just in case it gets dropped in the shower or slips through their delicate hands, they'll be safe and sound.
although it is plastic, it's still 100% recyclable, like our other bottles, just peel off the label and throw it in the bin. you can also reuse it by buying our local refill bottles! by making it reusable and recyclable, we are still abiding by our bid against single-use plastics.
to contribute against the plastic we are producing, for every bottle sold, we will be donating $1 to ocean wise. ocean wise is an organization that leads shoreline cleanups throughout canada. in 2022, volunteers coordinated 986 cleanups and collected 14,149 kg of litter on 1,371.796 km of canadian shoreline.
they also are educators on plastics and waste reduction for individuals and businesses. they run a number of programs to educate and take action towards reducing the use of unnecessary plastics. you can join a cleanup or host your own.
we also want to highlight other great local pollution charities for you to check out:
- a greener future - their love your lakes program helps clean up canadian lakes. they have a litter art project, where local artists use the plastic waste collected to create artwork.
- creative reuse toronto - they are not only investing in the future of the planet but the community as well. they run skill sharing workshops and events to teach the community how to reuse creatively through arts and crafts making.
- environmental defence - they work on the government level, and the community level, to advocate for clean water and healthy communities. they fight for a number of issues in a non-partisan nature.
standing for the environment doesn't need to mean sacrificing you or your family's safety and comfort. there are small, every day habits and ways to help the environment and be as sustainable as you possibly can. if you need to use plastic bottles for some things, use them in moderation, use them responsibly, and help the planet in other ways.