At Dulse & Rugosa, our little bit of good is to switch our packaging to be as plastic free as possible. Some of our products have always been there. Our Maine Seaweed Shampoo bars are simply packaged in tissue paper that is made from recycled paper products. The "plastic" bags we use for other products are actually biodegradable cellophane bags made from wood cellulose fibers sourced exclusively with sustainable forestry principles. Our Shower Shots are packaged in these cool non-plastic bags. They truly are a happy hour for your shower and the happy continues with compostable packaging.
But the truth is a lot of our packaging has been cheap plastic jars. There's a reason for this- cheap. When you're a small business starting out your focus is on getting people to try your products. There is a BIG difference between eco packaging and plastic in terms of price per container. Plastic is so much cheaper- I know this because as a consumer I find myself standing in the grocery store comparing the price of items based on their packaging. We've been going through the same process as a business.
One of the biggest changes we've made is with our popular Island Face Scrub. Our $5.00 trial packs were packaged in a plastic/foil pouch. Now they are repackaged in a kraft/plastic pouch combo.
There still is some plastic but it's a lot less. The same is true for our larger size. We've replace the plastic jar and lid with the kraft/plastic pouch. It's much less packaging and that's good for the environment.
That's our little bit of good. What's your's?