Refill Revolution - 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Refills Today!
There are so many great reasons for switching to shopping refillables rather than buying your products wrapped up in plastic. Here's our top 5:
1. Better for your health - Every year, 8 million tons of discarded plastic makes it into our oceans where they get broken down into micro-plastics. These enter our water systems and are also drunk/eaten by animals and fish that we eat, creating a human health hazard which is still largely not understood.
2. Better for your pocket - As you can forgo the plastic packaging and buy in bulk, it will be cheaper for you to shop in this way! It may seem a little more expensive at first but as your products will last so much longer, you'll soon be seeing those extra pennies in your pocket come the end of the month!
3. Better for the environment - Carbon emissions from plastic production reached nearly 1.8 billion metric tons of CO2 in 2015 and this figure is set to double by 2050. To prevent a climate catastrophe we need to reach net carbon ZERO by 2050 - reducing, or better, eliminating the use of single-use plastics will help enormously.
4. Aesthetically pleasing - I've seen so many amazing pictures on social media recently of people organising their kitchens and homes with beautiful labelled glass containers and edible looking beauty products. Our homes have never been neater and more aesthetically pleasing, so don't ruin it with those plastic packages spilling out of your rubbish bins in the corner!
5. Supporting local and small businesses - Many of the products available without plastic packaging are sourced from small, local businesses who need our help now more than ever. Not only do you help the local economy but you're helping actual people and their families earn a living while doing their part for the greater good. And in return you often get incredible and unique products - what's not to love?!
So give it a try today and switch to shopping refills! Feel Good. Do Good.