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21, December 2022

Simple Sustainable Steps for 2023

As a new year approaches, talk inevitably turns to New Year’s resolutions, and whether or not we’ll stick to them. But what would Nature say about New Year’s resolutions? Traditionally, these pledges-to-self are focused on personal goals – and people often struggle to carry on beyond January because they overstretch themselves, setting unrealistic targets. So, what if your 2023 New Year’s resolution was easy to maintain and helped Nature? Cue these small, simple steps that can make a big difference, because they’re sustainable – in every sense of the word.

Refill for Less Landfill

‘Recycling is good, refilling is better’. Look closely on our 400ml bottles and you might just spot this slogan. The plastic on these bottles is 100% recycled, and has been since 1999, but there’s more we can do to reduce plastic consumption. Why not make 2023 the year you get into refills? So many of our products come in 2.5-litre or 5-litre bottles, from shampoo and conditioner to laundry and washing up liquid. If you don’t have the space to set up your own refill station at home, head to your nearest refill shop.

No New Clothes

Opting out of fast fashion is a clever way to save carbon emissions and money. It might not be as easy to find an outfit when you can’t just order it brand new with next day delivery, but the challenge of buying second-hand is all part of the fun. Trawl charity shops, vintage stores, eBay and apps like Vinted and Depop to find bargains in your size. There are so many exciting (and ethical) options. Follow the #NoNewClothes hashtag on social media for inspiration.

Zero Waste Washing

Another brilliant way to reduce your plastic use is with zero waste hair and body care. Our plastic-free soaps come in a range of gorgeous scents and have been loved (and bought on repeat!) for decades. When it comes to taking care of your locks, our zero waste shampoo and conditioner bars are formulated to smell just as good and be just as effective as their bottled counterparts. Last year, a survey found that there were 152 tonnes of empty plastic bottles in UK bathrooms. Imagine the impact you could make if the shelf in your shower was plastic-free.