Make this your most eco-conscious year yet in three simple steps with Dr. Bronner’s. Start by making these simple changes to your beauty cabinet which, if undertaken by everyone in the UK, would have a big impact on the environment.
Now more than ever, it is vital for people to try and turn back the clock on global warming to help reduce the impact of humankind on the world around us. As Dr. Bronner’s founder Emanuel Bronner stated, “We’re all one or none!”
1. Choose biodegradable beauty products
Always read the label. Look for self-care products which are 100% biodegradable. For example, choose ones that don’t include any micro-plastics, so that there are no harmful ingredients going into your skin or back into the environment via the plughole.
When sourcing ingredients, Dr. Bronner’s seeks to use sustainable, organic, and fair trade ingredients, and all the productsare 100% biodegradable; made without any synthetic dyes, fragrances, or preservatives, so they do no harm to our bodies and leave no trace behind on planet Earth.
2. Choose recycled plastic packaged products
As we reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans by being conscious about the amount of plastic purchased in the first place, look for products that are packaged in post-consumer, recycled plastic. This allows us to reuse plastics that have already been produced.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soaps are packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyethylene (PET) plastic bottles. Dr. Bronner’s is proud to have been using PCR PET bottles for more than ten years, long before this was common in the personal care industry.
A company statement says: “By turning used plastic bottles into new plastic bottles and products, we help conserve virgin resources, reduce landfill, and capitalise on the energy already invested in making existing plastic products. Recycling one ton of PET containers saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space!”
For those looking to cut down on plastic entirely, the Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Block Soaps are totally plastic free and with 100% biodegradable packaging.
3. Do more with less
Why choose 3 products when you can get one that does so much more? Look into multi-use products, which cut down on the amount of products that are needed, as well as buying products that come in higher concentrates – so people can do more with less.
A great example of ‘Doing more with less’ is a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap – which is so much more than a bottle of soap. One bottle can be used more than 18 different ways, the nourishing, concentrated formula can be used as a shampoo, body wash, household cleaner, washing up liquid, pet cleanser, and even as a fruit and vegetable wash. The Pure Liquid Castile Soap is also designed to be diluted, so a very small amount can go a very long way. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap is even available in a super-sized 946ml size, meaning users can buy in bulk and reduce their amount of waste even further.