Alisa (a designer from London) and Sander (a scientist and ecommerce entrepreneur from The Netherlands) deeply care about climate change and sustainability. It’s our belief that the best thing we can do as individuals to protect the environment is to be mindful of the products we buy, and to vote with our £€$.
We discovered that many of our friends and family, (like us) wanted to live more sustainably, but research left them so overwhelmed with information and choices, that they ended up making few changes to their shopping habits.
So, we decided to combine our skills in design and science to create an exciting discovery box filled with alternative products selected for being both good for you and the planet.
We hope you enjoy exploring and living more sustainably.
“Every time you spend money you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in. Every purchase matters.”
Anna Lappé, Sustainability Author
OUR CAREFULLY SELECTED ITEMS WILL HELP YOU:
Reduce plastic waste and landfill
We are addicted to plastic. 80% of all plastics produced are used only once and take decades to decompose. Every day millions of tons are used and thrown away, except, there is no such thing as “away.” When we throw something away it must go “somewhere.” Our plastic therefore ends up in landfills as well as polluting our oceans, countryside and endangering wildlife.
Protect our oceans
The oceans are responsible for 50% of the worlds oxygen production. If the oceans die, we all die. It has been predicted that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the sea will outweigh the amount of fish. When plastic reaches our oceans, it falls apart into smaller and smaller pieces, to eventually become micro plastic. Micro plastics are then ingested by marine life. Not only does this harm or kill marine life but it also means we end up ingesting the micro plastics ourselves when we eat fish.
Trees our essential to human life, creating the oxygen that we breath. However, we cut down complete forests to grow food and other agricultural products. When cutting down these trees we are killing the local wildlife and destroying local vegetation. The reason these trees are cut down is because we buy the products that are grown on there.
CO2 is the main cause of global warming, and if we don’t reduce this immediately we could be passing a point of no return. We help you to make choices that produce and cause less CO2, and we compensate the unavoidable by Carbon Offsetting.
Eat with less impact
Food & agriculture is responsible for up to 40% of all worldwide CO2 emissions, and changing your eating habits might be the single biggest thing you can do for the environment. All food has different environmental footprints, and by leaving the bad ones and picking the right ones you can have a huge positive impact.
Reduce chemicals in daily life
So many of our everyday products are full of harmful chemicals and toxins – soap, shampoo, cleaning products and even your washing detergent. These products do the most harm to the environment after they are washed down our sinks. The chemical components often don’t break down and instead accumulate in our ecosystems when they are recycled into our lakes, streams, rivers and public water systems. This is not only devastating for the environment, but also likely to have a negative impact on yourself as well.
Become more aware of Climate Change issues
Rising temperatures might not seem so bad, therefore it is important to understand the effect a few degrees increase in average temperature might have. We are talking about an increase of (super)storms, more extreme temperatures both high and low, heavy rainfall and longer droughts, reduced oxygen and dying oceans. This could impact global food production, causing food shortages and starvation.
Spread the word!
Climate Change cannot be solved by one person. As a collective we need to act and step up to the challenge. We need you to spread the word, and to give you a helping hand, we include a gift voucher in every box. Together we can make a difference.
“I choose to believe we have just enough time. What we do not have is any time to waste.”
Donegal Meadows, Pioneering environmental scientist