Did you know? 300 million tons of plastic is produced a year. 8 million of that 300 million is chucked into the sea annually – which is equivalent to dumping a garbage truck (1 ton) of plastic into the ocean per minute. By 2050, ocean plastic will outweigh all of the ocean’s fish.
That is why, we are proud to say that our deodorant is plastic free. Not only this, we are the UK’s first refillable natural deodorant! From the tins we use for the deodorant, to the packaging for the postage; everything is either refillable or easily recyclable. Wherever possible, we work with suppliers that have the same understanding and ethics as us.
Our deodorant is refillable so there is no need for us to fall back into plastic alternatives. Instead, we work with retails that will allow you to refill the aluminium tin and reuse it – making our product zero-waste too!
But, we don’t just try and just stick to a plastic free deodorant, we try and achieve a plastic free, zero-waste life too! Here are a few tips the team at PITT PALM try to stick to in order to tackle the single-use plastic problem on our planet:
- Before you buy something, check the packaging. For example, why does your fruit and veg need to be packed in plastic bags? Buy them loose!
- Use reusable cups and bottles instead of buying plastic ones and say no to disposable cutlery.
- Go to a local refill shop. Here is a cool map of the refill shops that stock PITT BALM. Support your local businesses instead of going to a big name store. Then everyone wins!
- Carry a reusable shopping bag! Don’t worry about having to buy a plastic bag when you go shopping, you can always re-use it! But, if you still find it hard to remember to bring a bag with you, try a foldaway one that you can carry in your normal everyday bag.
- If you have time, organise a park, river or beach clean with friends or family. Go and have a fun day out whilst also knowing you are helping the planet.
- If you don’t have time, why not donate to organisations whose mission is to clean
up the planet?
- Lastly, if you do have plastic materials at your home, i.e. bottles etc. try and refill and re-use them as much as you can before you place them in the bin!
Remember, 16 million tonnes of plastic is predicted to enter our oceans in 2030 – this is double the
current rate and doesn’t include the amount polluting our lands.
Everyday we should ask ourselves, what steps are we taking to help tackle the single-use plastic problem? There is only one Planet Earth, so let’s try and change our lifestyles before it’s too late.