Environmentally Friendly Products
Increasingly, people are waking up to the fact that to preserve our planet and our health; we need to live more sustainable and make more environmentally friendly choices. If you take a look around your home, the chances are you’ll find countless unsustainable products made from or packaged in single-use, unrecyclable plastics. We live in a take-make-dispose world, and it’s the root cause of most of our environmental problems. As a planet, we produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year, and only half of it is disposable. Shockingly, worldwide, only 10-13% of plastic items are recycled.
Waste Plastic Crisis
Plastic is getting into our oceans, killing marine animals and causing severe and irreversible damage to our ecosystems. Over one hundred thousand marine mammals and a million sea birds are dying each year as a direct result of plastic waste. Studies are also now showing that some plastics are hazardous to human health. Petroleum-based, single-use plastics are not biodegradable and usually end up in landfill where it is buried, gets into the water system and finds it’s way into the ocean. Petroleum-based plastics do not biodegrade; they break down into tiny particles. During this process, toxic chemicals are released, which make their way into the food chain and water supply. These toxic chemicals are now being found in our bloodstream, and the latest research has shown these chemicals can disrupt the Endocrine system. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumours, birth defects, and other developmental disorders.
Be The Change
The statistics are sobering, but it's not all doom and gloom. We can all make a difference by consciously choosing environmentally friendly products over those that are unsustainable and made from and contain single-use plastics and toxic chemicals. Making the switch to eco-friendly products and living more sustainably is key to slowing down and reversing the effects of global warming and reducing the levels of greenhouse gases and air pollution. When you buck the trend and switch to products that are manufactured using organic, natural and recycled materials, you are helping to protect our natural resources for current and future generations.
Make The Switch
Many of the products we use daily are eco-unfriendly. Your toothbrush is a typical example. It’s something we often overlook, but it’s a significant contributor to ocean plastic. Over 99% of the toothbrushes the world uses are plastic - a mix of unrecyclable and toxic materials that combine elements of rubber, crude oil and petroleum. It’s estimated that the UK alone throws away two hundred and sixty-four million toothbrushes a year. Many of which end up in either landfill or the ocean and never break down.
Plastic cotton buds are another example. Plastic cotton bud stems are consistently observed to constitute approximately 5-10% of marine debris surveyed in European seas. People flush them down toilets, and their buoyancy and narrow diameter mean sewage treatment works cannot prevent all of them reaching the sea.
The good news is, for every eco-unfriendly product, there is an eco-friendly and purse-friendly alternative.
Sustainable solutions from The Willow Trader
At the Willow Trader, we offer a range of everyday eco-friendly products, that help you to live more sustainably. All of our products are 100% natural, eco-friendly and good for our health and planet. All of our products are made using environmentally friendly manufacturing processes that keep waste to a minimum, and our packaging is plastic free and recyclable.
One of our most popular products is our charcoal bamboo toothbrushes. They are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes. Like a conventional toothbrush, a charcoal bamboo toothbrush has a similar shape and design with bristles on the brush head. However, the difference is the body of the toothbrush is made from natural, biodegradable bamboo, and the bristles are infused with charcoal rather than being standard nylon/synthetic bristles. Along with our sustainable toothbrushes, we also offer 100% natural bamboo charcoal toothpaste. Our vegan-friendly bamboo cotton buds have also proved particularly popular with customers. They are plastic and BPA-free with antibacterial bamboo stems and organic natural cotton tips.
Committed to a sustainable future
At The Willow Trader, we are committed to offering 100% natural and sustainable choices for your lifestyle, home and personal care. We are always adding new products to our range and finding new ways to live and shop more sustainably. Because we think (and we know you’ll agree) - the world is worth it!
If its larger quantities your looking for The Willow trader offers wholesale eco-friendly products like bamboo cotton buds, bamboo toothbrushes, or charcoal toothpaste and from our Organic Serum with Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid or from our Oral Care range like Teeth Whitening Strips. If you are interested in the wholesale aspect of The Willow Trader its pretty simple to understand. All you have to do is look for your desired product then select an amount from the drop down box your quantity. If your looking for larger amounts then feel free to get in touch.