INSIDE THE BOX: FACTS
FACTS ABOUT WHAT'S IN OUR PAST BOXES:
Totes and Mesh produce bags: Worldwide, one trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, with nearly 2 million bad being used each minute
Water Bottle: Americans purchase about 50 billion plastic bottles per year and only 23% is recycled.
Tumbler: 16 billion disposable coffee cups are used each year. Just one resusable coffee cup will replace 500 disposable ones.
Glass /Metal Straws: In the U.S. alone, roughly 500 million straws are used every day.
Beeswax wrap: Plastic wrap is NOT recyclable. The average family goes through 24 rolls of plastic wrap each year.
Toothbrushes: It’s estimated that 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are used worldwide every year, with the average person using 300 in their lifetime. Unfortunately, roughly 80 per cent of these end up in the sea, where they pose a risk to marine life and habitats
Toothpaste: 400 million tubes of toothpaste are discarded every year in the U.S. alone
Dish brush: The body of this brush is made of bamboo - one of the most renewable resources in the world and is the world's fastest growing plant. You can buy the replacement brush heads on our website!
Razor: The EPA estimates that 2 billion razors are thrown away each year and you can't recycle disposable razors in the U.S.
Deodorant: Most common deodorants are made with toxic ingredients and the plastic packaging has to be separated in order to be properly recyclable.
Dish Sponge: Your generic sponge should be replaced every two weeks and microbiologists suggest it’s the dirtiest item in your home. Reusable sponges can be washed, which eliminates bacterial growth.
Sea Sponge: Eco-Friendly & Natural. The Sea Sponge is a renewable natural resource. Natural sea sponges actually have enzymes in them that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. They have been known to last as long as 8 years! Synthetic sponges will only last a very short time before they start falling apart and getting covered with mildew and bacteria.
Lip Balm: Our lip balm is in paper packaging, so it is compostable and is made with all natural ingredients. Just Burt’s Bees alone (which is a great alternative) sells 86,400 lip balms a day. Almost 31.5 million balms every year!
Bath Bombs: WHO DOESN’T LOVE A COLORFUL & RELAXING BATH?!
Sage: burning sage is an ancient ritual practiced by several cultures. The most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties, keeping infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay.
Candle: Paraffin candles produce harmful byproducts when burned (greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide. Voluspa uses coconut oil, which burns up to 90% cleaner than its 100% soy wax counterparts.
OUR BOX MATERIALS:
* Our boxes are from EcoEnclose, an eco-friendly box company
* The packing peanuts are made from cornstarch and are 100% biodegradable and dissolve in water.
* The tissue paper is made from recycled paper
* The water-activated paper tape is biodegradable, recyclable and repulpable