PLASTIC CHANGE PROJECT

Like everyone, we've had a love affair with plastic.

Cheap, colourful, and seemingly disposable, it's a material that's brought great convenience to our lives.

But times have changed.

We now know that plastic takes hundreds of years to biodegrade and when just dumped, causes havoc with the planet.

And so we've realised our relationship with plastic needs to evolve.

That's why we've started The Plastic Change Project.

It's a shopa store selling sustainable alternatives to everyday objects, and also a movementa movement where through links and videos you can find the tools to reduce the amount of plastic in your life.
 
Our bad romance is over.

We're moving on, one simple product at a time.

Katie and Alethea.

OUR PRODUCTS: HOW WE'VE CHOSEN WHAT TO SELL

We're hunting down alternatives to the things we just can't live without.

Think cotton buds, shampoo, toothpaste or anything whose packaging has no use when it's finished.

We’re prioritising plastic-free products whose packaging is either fully recyclable, reusable, returnable or biodegradable.

Good old-fashioned materials like wood and glass fit the bill, as does aluminium and some of the latest biodegradable plastics.



In some circumstances, we'll consider bio-plastics, and in desperation even dreaded plastic itself - as long as we can attach it to a recycling programme (like TerraCycle) that can guarantee it'll get another life.

Finally, we want to go circular by creating a system where packaging can be returned – maybe via a network of collection points – to the supplier for re-use.

We are working on this … Watch this space.

In some circumstances, we'll consider bio-plasticsbio-plastics, and in desperation even dreaded plastic itself - as long as we can attach it to a recycling programme (like TerraCycle) that can guarantee it'll get another life.

Finally, we want to go circularcircular by creating a system where packaging can be returned – maybe via a network of collection points – to the supplier for reuse.

We are working on this … Watch this space.

THE PACKAGING AFTERLIFE

Where do products and their packaging go to die?

It's a question we've become obsessed with and guess that's the case with you.

To set your mind at ease, we've written the information we know next to every product listed, and where there is a chance for it to live again, we've detailed how to send it on its way.

Please note that we're still on a learning curve, so if you think we haven't quite got the picture, let us know.

GETTING IT TO YOU

In our logo, we've used a Triskele - the ancient Celtic symbol of regeneration - as we want to show our commitment to re-use and recyling.

This means we'll be posting your products in re-used or recycled packaging recycled packagingof all shapes and sizes which you can then recycle, or shred up & pop it in the compostpop in the compost.