Plastic Has Taken Over Our Lives.
It is literally e·v·er·y·w·h·e·r·e
We all know by now the negative impact it has on our planet. It has been building up in landfills & chocking the oceans, threatening marine life and often ending up in our plates as microplastics. Moreover, the production and transport of plastic causes carbon emissions which contribute to global warming.
Since I moved to the UK eight months ago with my husband & daughter, we noticed a major increase in the single-use plastic accumulation in our household. That is when we decided that we need to take action!
Photo: "Diver Rich Horner films deluge of waste off Bali - The Guardian"
What can we do?
Choosing to shop in bulk & avoiding plastic packaged products we buy from the stores can make a huge difference. This is where a zero-waste store helps people like you make the transition.
What is a zero-waste store?
A zero-waste store is a shop which makes a commitment in selling eco-friendly products which have no negative impact to the environment what so ever.
Earthing will be offering people a plastic free shopping experience by stocking everyday essentials like grains/legumes/nuts in bulk where you will be able to buy as much as you like therefore avoiding food waste which is another economic & environmental problem.
We will have a small surprise for you too! From the small research we carried out, we noticed how much you all love nut butters. So we will be offering you an unforgettable experience where you will be able to make your own nut butter using the nut butter maker as well as make your own plant-based milk.
Photo: Earth.Food.Love. Zero Waste Store in Totnes,Devon
There is more than that.
We don't stop at food! We will also be selling cosmetics & household items such as non-plastic toothbrush, plant based scourers, non plastic hairbrush, cleaning liquids refills and more :)
Photo from "Biome Eco Store"
Earthing will be welcoming everyone who wants to take their first steps in a zero waste lifestyle & we really believe that anyone can make it! It is as simple as bringing in your own jar & refilling it, or choosing to buy a household product that has a zero impact on the environment.
You might think that one person cannot make a difference, but I assure you that if we all work together towards this goal we can save our planet.
"One person can make a difference and everyone should try"John f. Kennedy
We care about the planet & your well-being too. This is why we promise to stock organic products whenever possible as well as fulfilling your requests as much as we can, every customer is special. We will be doing this for you & our community, so your feedback & support will be what will make us better through time.
Where will the raised money be spent.
As we have already spotted & secured the shop unit, most of the money will be invested in the stock (both food & non-food), the vital equipment needed like self-weighing scales, food bins & food dispensers dispensers as well as the fun part of the shopping experience ---> nut & milk maker :)
I am delighted to begin this journey with you sharing a common vision - Plastic free Hereford - which we can gradually reach together. Let's all minimise our plastic footprint taking one small step every day.
Thank you for believing in me & supporting my little-big dream which can only become true because of YOU :)
What will you get for supporting.
We always love to give back to people who have our back :) Click on the "Rewards" tab & you will get info on all the different reward options for each pledge.
If you cannot support us financially, we still love you :) Clicking on the "Share" button is as helpful as it can be. Share the love with people you care the most - coworkers, neighbours, friends and family will surely benefit from an eco-friendly, plastic-free shopping experience.
Some Facts To keep in Mind (or share!) :
*A single use plastic bag can take up to 1 000 years to degrade
*Around one third of the plastic waste entering the sea is from drink bottles and a ten per cent comes from bags & packaging.
*A report by The Guardian published that one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute.
* According to Ecowatch the number of plastic bags used worldwide annually ranges between 500 billion and 1 trillion.
* Microplastics are polluting our drinking water - 13 out of 30 million tons of plastic produced globally is eventually released into rivers & oceans. When plastics break down they form tiny particles called microplastics which can potentially harm human health and marine life.
*For every 10% of waste reduction you can avoid 1,200 pounds of CO2e (CO2e stands for carbon dioxide equivalent and is a standard unit for measuring carbon footprints.)