Every year Switzerland produces about one million tons of plastic waste. Over 75% of it is disposable packaging material and is not currently being recycled. Meaning that with every piece of consumed plastic, the humanity gives a mandate to the oil industry to produce more plastic while polluting water, impairing wild landscapes and threatening wildlife.
There is no better time for making a positive change by choosing skincare that comes in sustainable packaging. Now as never before there are so many plastic-free swaps we can make. Here’s how you can create a low-waste bathroom and make a real difference in 4 easy steps.
I. Shampoo and conditioner
Solid shampoo is a first waste free alternative that comes to mind. Long-lasting shampoo bar is as effective as your normal shampoo. It is not soap! Based on natural surfactants solid shampoo gently removes the dirt, without stripping off the natural lipid barrier, leaving your hair clean yet undamaged. The best part is that solid shampoo doesn’t need a synthetic preservative due to absence of water, making it a truly natural hair product. The same goes for solid conditioner. Only with these two swaps you can eliminate 2 plastic bottles from your bathroom, multiply it by month, year, a decade – you get the math!
II. Oral Care
It’s a widely known fact that plastic from toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes is not recyclable. What about toothpaste in a glass jar or toothpaste and mouthwash tablets? Check out our Georganics Oral Care range. These products are made with natural and organic ingredients, they are fun to use and, especially, handy when traveling because they don’t take up space.
III. Go reusable on disposables
Instead of throwing away your disposable make-up wipes and cotton pads, choose reusable counterparts for a cleaner face and planet. Try our reusable Face Accessories that include muslin cloths, cotton pads and buds. They are lightweight, easy to wash and dry and are made from organic cotton and bamboo, making them very sustainable. We are sure that you’ll actually prefer using these. The upside, it delivers a great deal of money savings over the years you would have spent on disposable items.
IV. Make it spa day worthy
Just because you’re choosing low-waste bathroom essentials it doesn’t mean there is no room for pampering and luxury. Time spent on skincare or cleansing rituals can still be indulgent and relaxing. What could be better than a relaxing bath with a candle? Go for natural, soy based candles. They have longer burning time and they are vegan friendly. Natural candles often contain essential oils that have various properties: lavender for calming, sweet orange for goodnight sleep and easy wakening, mint and lemon for concentration, sandalwood for stillness and presence in a current moment.