World Ocean Day & The Body Shop

Today, 8 June 2019 is World Ocean Day. Nobody can forget seeing those images on the recent David Attenburgh show where the mummy whale carried round her baby that had passed away or the images around the world with piles of plastic strewn everywhere.

There’s no denying that plastic is EVERYWHERE. It’s going to be around for a long time and it’s not something we can just easily replace. What we can do however are make small changes to our everyday lives. The majority of commuters now have a keep cup in one form or another and restaurants have removed plastic straws and cutlery.

The Body Shop have always had the environment and fair trade at its core. Their products are cruelty free, not tested on animals and are vegan friendly. They find communities in abroad where they can pay farmers, growers and workers fairly and give back to them.

The Body Shop latest focus is plastic. They have found a community fair trade scheme whereby people (including children) are collecting plastic from the beaches in India. Workers then take this to a local centre where they are paid by the weight of their ‘treasure’. People are paid a fair wage for their efforts and are able to use this to fund a better way of living. The Body Shop then recycles this plastic to use for their own products.

The Body Shop pledge that by 2030 all of their packaging will be made from recycled plastics using this new scheme. You can read more about the scheme here.

They have also introduced a new recycling system. Simple take 5 empties into the store and you’ll receive a £5 bonus on your loyalty card.

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11 Comments

  1. 09/06/2019 / 11:54 am

    I didn’t know about the recycling scheme – will definitely gather my empties xx

    Beautylymin

  2. Erin
    09/06/2019 / 4:30 pm

    That is so good they are encouraging this! Such a good idea to give money back too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. antonia Morgan
    10/06/2019 / 10:26 am

    I love the BS and how they continue to rase awareness about such important topics and issues. x

  4. Roxie Watt
    11/06/2019 / 5:18 pm

    This is such a brilliant scheme! Thank you for sharing this. I will definitely be making use of it.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

  5. 11/06/2019 / 7:18 pm

    Such a beautiful write-up! Glad you had an enjoyable time with LUSH! x

  6. Heather
    12/06/2019 / 12:59 pm

    It’s great that they’ve started a recycling scheme x

  7. jasminestewart3382
    15/06/2019 / 2:54 pm

    I love this concept! I really hope there’s an affordable way of bringing biodegradable plastic alternatives to the mass market – I have been seeing starch used for straws and ‘plastic’ cups lately, which is such a great idea!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  8. 18/06/2019 / 11:46 am

    I’m so glad so many brands are behind this now. The Body Shop have always been at the forefront of ecological awareness x

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