New Zealand has taken significant steps towards reducing plastic waste. In 2019, the country implemented a ban on single-use plastic bags, setting an inspiring example for the world. And just recently, it became the first country in the world to ban single-use plastic produce bags. You know, those flimsy perforated sheets hung up in rolls that are easily (or not) torn off, which supermarkets have traditionally provided for customers.
Plastic produce labels, like on fruit, will also be phased out and eventually replaced with compostable ones.
This will encourage businesses to make thoughtful choices in replacing the products that are being phased out, to instead use packaging that is reusable or readily recyclable.
It's never been easier to minimise our ecological footprint and make a positive impact on the planet than today.
Plus, each treat in the July MyTreat box serves as a catalyst for learning about the benefits of eco-friendly alternatives, fostering awareness, and encouraging sustainable practices. The carefully curated selection of products exemplifies the essence of eco-friendly living, showcasing businesses that prioritise environmental responsibility.
One such brand is Anoint Skincare, whose beautifully eco-packed Green Tea & Clay Mask (available in July's LUXE and Wellness Box) provides a skincare option that is gentle, natural, and sustainably sourced. By choosing products like this, individuals can enjoy the benefits of luxurious self-care while minimising their impact on the environment. With its powdered form, the clay mask allows you to mix it with water or other natural ingredients such as honey when needed, making it not only versatile but eliminates the need for single-use packaging with the product's reusability. It a cost-effective and eco-conscious choice.
Now, let's talk about the beautiful packaging—an integral part of Anoint's eco-friendly philosophy. The brand is passionate about creating stunning, bespoke packaging while staying true to its commitment to the environment. The Green Tea & Clay Mask is sealed in a home-compostable and marine-degradable cellophane bag. This bag is nestled inside a vintage rose-themed cardboard envelope, adding an extra touch of elegance. Each envelope is lovingly hand-finished with Anoint Skincare's signature wax seal—a testament to their dedication to beauty, sustainability, and a plastic-free future.
Other compostable creations also find their place in the MyTreat box, offering innovative solutions to reduce plastic waste. Skye Candle & Body Care's Natural Eye Balm (available in all our July subscription boxes), for instance, comes in a fully compostable tube, eliminating the need for traditional plastic packaging that often ends up in landfills and oceans. By opting for compostable materials, Skye Candle & Body Care exemplifies the potential for sustainable practices that can be integrated into our daily routines.
By embracing an eco-friendly lifestyle, we can make a tangible difference. It starts with small steps like swapping single-use plastics for reusable alternatives, supporting brands that prioritise sustainability, and educating ourselves on the impact of our choices.
The MyTreat box, especially the July edition, serves as a reminder that eco-friendly living is within reach. With each treat, we can appreciate the beauty of sustainable alternatives and the positive impact they have on our environment.