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EARTH MONTH '21 | Plastic-free haircare, on a mission!

Posted on by Unwrapped Life


So much plastic.

We all know the stats… only about 9% of all generated plastics are recycled. That means that approximately 91% of plastics produced have either been incinerated (12%), generating toxic fumes, or, are accumulating on our earth (79%); polluting our waterways and endangering marginalized communities, disproportionally in the Global South.

Unwrapped Life exists to create positive change in the amount of plastic waste we create in our daily beauty and self-care routines. You, our community, by using our hair and body bars, to date, have prevented over 1.5 million plastic bottles from ever being manufactured -- but we’re not stopping there.

“Every April, Earth Day inspires us to reflect, learn, and reignite our commitment to reducing the plastic waste that is plaguing our planet, and effecting its most vulnerable inhabitants. The past year has faced us with many challenges, but what always remains is our unwavering devotion to making the world a better place for everybody, everywhere.” - Arden Teasdale, Founder & CEO

Globally over 350 million tons of new plastic is manufactured annually, when currently, over 4 TRILLION pounds of plastic waste already exists on the planet! We simply don’t need this much new plastic, when there is plenty of existing waste that can be repurposed and reintroduced… but how?

World, meet “The Healer”.

This year, in honor of Earth Day, we are excited to announce our partnership with Plastic Bank®, to keep plastic out of our oceans! During the month of April, our goal is to prevent over 2.5 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean with the launch of our "The Healer", limited-edition shampoo & conditioner bars. Every purchase of "The Healer" prevents 1,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean in partnership with Plastic Bank. 

What is Plastic Bank?

Plastic Bank® is helping the world stop ocean plastic, while improving the lives of collector communities. They do this by building ethical recycling ecosystems in vulnerable coastal communities and reprocess the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. Collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect which helps them provide basic family necessities such as; groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, and health insurance. Plastic Bank is currently operating in Haiti, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Egypt.

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Why Plastic Bank?

Partnering with Plastic Bank® expands our commitment to eliminating plastic pollution plaguing our planet. Tackling plastic pollution is not a simple, singular action, it takes collective effort and action from many different global communities, individuals, corporations, and governments. The plastic waste that currently exists on our planet needs a second chance; to be repurposed and reintroduced into the supply chain. Plastic is present in all our everyday lives, and plays a needed role, so while we would like to see a plastic-free world that is simply not realistic, or practical. Rather, helping grow closed-loop systems, uplifting and empowering vulnerable communities, and introducing fewer virgin packaging materials, are our guiding principles.

Tell me more about “The Healer”... !!

The limited-edition Healer hair bars combine key attributes found in our top-selling hair bars, to deliver high-performing and "planet-healing" results! The shampoo bar features vitamin C-rich amla oil to improve scalp, follicle, and overall hair condition down to the ends. The conditioner bar features our unique triple-threat oil blend of; Abyssinian seed, Broccoli seed, and Tamanu; controlling frizz, adding shine, and banishing tangles (borrowed from our award-winning "for tangles" conditioner bars). Inspired by the healing powers of Earth and Water, awakening essential oils of orange bitters and distilled lime meld seamlessly, with the quiet comforts of tonka and vanilla.

Every purchase of “The Healer”, eliminates 5-6 plastic bottles from ever being manufactured AND prevents 1,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean, in partnership with Plastic Bank®.

Now, that's plastic-free haircare. Will you join us?

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