Every year, Switzerland generates approximately one million tons of plastic waste, with over 75% of it being disposable packaging material that currently goes unrecycled. This means that every piece of plastic we consume effectively empowers the oil industry to produce more plastic, leading to water pollution, damage to natural landscapes, and threats to wildlife.
There has never been a more crucial time to make a positive change by opting for skincare products that come in sustainable packaging. Fortunately, there are now numerous plastic-free alternatives available, allowing us to transform our bathrooms into low-waste spaces and make a real difference.
Here are four easy steps to get started:
1. Shampoo and Conditioner: Solid Solutions
A great waste-free alternative that comes to mind is solid shampoo. These long-lasting shampoo bars are just as effective as conventional liquid shampoo but without the plastic waste. Unlike soap, solid shampoo is based on natural surfactants, which gently remove dirt without harming your hair's natural lipid barrier. Moreover, they don't require synthetic preservatives due to their water-free composition, making them truly natural hair care products. The same applies to solid conditioner. By making these two swaps, you can eliminate two plastic bottles from your bathroom, multiplying the impact over months, years, and even decades.
2. Oral Care: A Sustainable Smile
It's widely known that plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes are not recyclable. Consider alternatives like toothpaste in a glass jar or toothpaste and mouthwash tablets. Explore our Georganics Oral Care range, made with natural and organic ingredients. These products are not only environmentally friendly but also convenient for travel, as they take up minimal space.
3. Go Reusable with Disposables
Instead of discarding disposable makeup wipes and cotton pads, opt for reusable alternatives for a cleaner face and planet. Try our reusable Face Accessories, including muslin cloths, cotton pads, and buds. These items are lightweight, easy to wash and dry, and crafted from organic cotton and bamboo, ensuring sustainability. You'll likely find them more convenient and cost-effective over time compared to disposable items.
4. Elevate Your Spa Experience
Choosing low-waste bathroom essentials doesn't mean sacrificing luxury. Your skincare and cleansing rituals can still be indulgent and relaxing. Consider enhancing your bathroom with natural, soy- based candles. These candles burn longer and are vegan-friendly. Many natural candles contain essential oils with various properties, such as lavender for calming, sweet orange for a restful night's sleep and a gentle awakening, mint and lemon for concentration, and sandalwood for mindfulness and presence in the moment. Create a spa-like atmosphere while being mindful of the environment.