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L’Occitane joins forces with Surfers Against Sewage to combat plastic pollution with eco-refills

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L’Occitane joins forces with Surfers Against Sewage to combat plastic pollution with eco-refills

Looking for a way to make your beauty routine more green?

With climate change becoming a continuous strain on society, we are all looking for alternative ways to making our lives greener and eco-friendly, this should be the same for your beauty routine.

Buying eco-refills for your products can be a small step towards making a big difference for the economy. Eco-refills have been introduced by numerous brands such as Kenco, L’OCCITANE, and Cif. So it isn’t just beauty brands that are introducing an eco-friendly alternative to their products.

From 27th – 30th May, L’OCCITANE will donate £5 from every eco-refill sold to Surfers Against Sewage.

 

Surfers Against Sewage are one of the UK’s leading marine conservation charities who work on a variety of environmental causes, including plastic pollution and climate change. The donation from each eco-refill will help Surfers Against Sewage on their mission to protect our oceans and waterways.

Having already contributed to 98.5% of England’s bathing waters passing the Bathing Water Directive’s minimum standards in 2016, compared to what would have been only 27% in 1990 when they started their campaigns.

The reality is simple: Up to 12.7 million tons of plastic enter oceans across the globe every year, with each individual piece of plastic taking up to 1,000 years to degrade. If we do nothing, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.

A truly terrifying concept, and through our commitment to reducing waste, one we at L’OCCITANE are determined to fight. Our plan of action is based on 3 pillars: REDUCE, RECYCLE REACT.

In order to help combat the current extent of plastic pollution, one thing we can do at L’OCCITANE is reduce the production of single-use plastic to create our products, and offer customers suitable, affordable alternatives.

L’OCCITANE Eco Refills

Their eco-refills were launched in 2008, and are available across 25 products. Eco-Refills at L’OCCITANE use up to 90% less plastic than their original bottle!

The concept of refilling has existed at L’OCCITANE since the brand was founded in 1976. L’OCCITANE’s founder Olivier Baussan was ahead of his time, and launched a glass bottle refill and recycle system in 1976. Encouraging his customers to refill and reuse their bottles, or return them to be recycled at a local recycling facility in Nice.

Our eco-refills in their current form were launched in 2008, and are available across 25 products. Eco-Refills at L’OCCITANE use up to 90% less plastic than a regular bottle!

This Green Day, 27th – 30th May 2021, they have teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage again, one of the UK’s leading marine conservation charities who work on a variety of environmental causes, including plastic pollution and climate change.

L’OCCITANE will kindly be donating £5 from every eco-refill sold to help Surfers Against Sewage on their mission to achieve thriving oceans and thriving people, by creating communities of people who want to make real change happen.

Surfers Against Sewage have a 30 year history of protecting our oceans and waterways. They have contributed to 98.5% of England’s bathing waters passing the Bathing Water Directive’s minimum standards in 2016, compared to what would have been only 27% in 1990 when they started their campaigns.

Donations from L’OCCITANE’s Green Day campaign will help Surfers Against Sewage continue their plight to fight plastic pollution, funding their Million Mile Beach Clean and Plastic Free Movement.

Please, please, please do your bit and contribute if you can to this incredible cause (you can do this here) – plus the products themselves are incredible!

 

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