"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success" -Henry Ford
At The Toy Project, we believe that in order to make a difference in the world people should build each other up and support each other instead of trying to compete with one another. We will only make a difference if we work together to fight against climate change.
So, we have compiled a list of resources and companies that are making an impact in their own way to help you make your own shopping more sustainable.
F A S H I O N
Companies: ThredUp , Poshmark, Wolven, Boden, Patagonia
Fashion is a huge contributor to climate change, with carbon emissions higher than international flights and maritime shipping combined. It emits 10% of the worlds carbon emissions, is the second largest consumer of the world's water supply, encourages labour with almost no wages, and pollutes the ocean with micro-plastics. This said, it is crucial that consumers stop contributing to fast fashion and start looking to second hand clothing shops or companies that make clothes ethically instead.
C L E A N I N G
Companies: Blueland, Common Good, ECOS, Mrs.Meyer's, Puracy, PUR Home
In addition to toys, cleaning supplies are also a huge contributor to the mass production of single-use plastics. Almost every popular cleaning brand sells all of its products in plastic containers. The good news is that there are many companies who have realized this, and stepped up to the task of creating cleaning supplies that are just as effective, but in recycled or reusable containers. There are also many recipes to make at-home cleaning supplies, but if you like store bought products these companies are great alternatives to make your cleaning more sustainable.
H Y G I E N E
Companies: Bite, Who Gives a Crap, Native,
Many people underestimate the effect that hygiene products have on the environment. Every year, in America, more than 552 million shampoo bottles are thrown out: that is enough 1164 football fields. Many people don’t realize that shampoo and conditioner bottles can be recycled- if they are simply rinsed out. However, another solution could be to not use those plastic bottles at all. EcoRoots is a company that offers shampoo and conditioner bars, a sustainable solution that produces zero waste.
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