At the start of the year you might remember us sharing our top 10 tips to help you reduce the amount of plastic in your life, and a lot of you told us how helpful you found it, so we decided it was time to tell you about some of the people who inspire us to care more about our place on planet earth and making sure we take care of it.
He is the owner of the most reassuring voice in media, he’s guided us through the beauty and trauma of the animals who also call this planet home. He is the educational voice we all need to hear, and despite his years, he isn’t slowing down when it comes to voicing his expert opinion on the impact we as humans are having on Earth.
In fact, when addressing MPs earlier this year he started simply by saying “We cannot be radical enough in dealing with these issues.”
He has faith in us though, especially the younger generation who are making a stand against the brands that are turning a deaf ear to the waves of advice on climate change and the damage it’s causing.
Best known as the face of the school walk-outs to protest the lack of action being taken to halt climate change, Greta is surely the youngest activist we’ve seen in a long time.
Her eloquence and patience when talking about what could actually be done to slow down the rapid damage to the environment belie her years for sure.
She recently sailed from Sweden to New York rather than fly, to further support her demands for action to be taken to save the planet.
Nakabuye Hilda F.
Around 77% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 30, and a growing youth movement has emerged around the issue of climate change and environmental sustainability.
Activist Nakabuye Hilda F. has zealously campaigned to raise awareness of the hazards of climate change and plastic pollution. She’s become a leading figure in Uganda’s Friday for Future climate marches. She also organizes plastic clean-up efforts and urges her government to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What We’re Doing
It’s all well and good to be inspired by the work of others, but we wanted to put that inspiration into action, and here’s how we’re doing it…
Our soap bars are made from 100% compostable packaging. Simple yet effective, the paper wrap keeps the soap dry and the scent locked in without containing any plastic. Our bands are even printed on recycled paper using vegetable inks!
2. Recyclable Packaging
Way back in October 2017, we beat our own targets to become fully recyclable.
We found alternatives to any plastics we used were previously using and did so without impacting the price of our products for our customers. Glass and paper can be recycled across the country.
Now in 2019, we have even more to be proud of when it comes to our eco credentials, our packaging includes paper, glass and aluminium for the soap wrappers and the jars.
We also use cellulose clear bags occasionally too, which are biodegradable. All of the bubble wrap we use is made from a plant-derived material which will compost within 1 year.
Our cardboard boxes for posting are frequently re-used by customers and are also recyclable.
3. Daily Life
Since taking part in Veganuary at the beginning of the year, we have all taken steps personally whilst at home and at Cosy Cottage HQ to reduce our waste, pay attention to the foods we’re eating and on a day-to-day basis to be more mindful of caring for this planet we call home.
Who inspires you to be more eco-friendly?
Do you have tips and tricks to reduce your plastic consumption at home and at work? We would love to hear!