22nd April is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG, including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
The state of the environment we live in is constantly in the media at the moment and rightfully so, as much more needs to be done by companies, the general public and everyone in between. We thought we’d tell you a bit more about how some of our favourite brands that we stock are working towards this goal of being much more eco-friendly.
If you haven’t heard of Haan by now then you must be to new to our website and social media! We love the Spanish hand sanitizer brand; for both it's amazing products but also for the causes it proudly stands behind. Not only are all Haan hand sanitizers made from polypropylene which is 100% recyclable, they’re also refillable which means 89% less plastic used than buying a new one, 80% less energy and water used as well as being 15% cheaper than PET bottles.
However, their biggest environmental contribution is what they do to help fight the water crisis across the globe. Haan donates 20% of all it’s profits to fund water projects in developing countries. With every 30ml hand sanitizer sold, this contributes to around 134 litres of clean water to water wells across the world – such an amazing cause!
Our next brand that is definitely a good one to keep in mind if you’re trying to reduce wasteful plastic consumption is SOLIDU Cosmetics. SOLIDU is an environmentally conscious, innovative cosmetics brand from Lithuania. They create low-waste solid products packaged in backyard compostable boxes.
While your everyday haircare products contain around 80% water, these bars are made only from the necessary elements: skin-loving active ingredients, botanical oils, extracts, and natural essential oils. Being small and compact, they not only do not contain any plastic but also reduce emissions of transportation. Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats facing humanity, and plastic waste, such as cosmetic product bottles, takes around 500 years to biodegrade which is what makes Solidu so great. They were also listed as one of the best shampoo bars of 2021 by The Independent.
Listed as one of the best shampoo bars of 2021 by The Independent, all of the Solidu products we stock are perfect for skincare lovers and people who care about the environment.
As you can tell by now, we love skincare brands that care about the environment and our third eco-friendly brand is no different. The Gift Label from Amsterdam is a skincare brand that sells body washes, scrubs, creams, lip balm, hand soap and much more. Best of all, all of their products are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and come in recycled bottles.