The Best Plastic Free Shampoo Brand is Now 100% Carbon Neutral

The Best Plastic Free Shampoo Brand is Now 100% Carbon Neutral

We are thrilled announce that our Foamie products are 100% carbon neutral as of April 2022. But what exactly does "climate neutral" actually mean? 
To be a climate neutral company, your processes and products that generate greenhouse gas emissions must be calculated and offset by supporting internationally recognised climate protection projects.

Marine conservation, Plastic Bank, worldwide

Stemming the plastic tide

Over 8 million tonnes of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year - a dump truck every minute. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Particularly in developing countries, huge amounts of plastic waste are generated by packaging and a lack of accessible infrastructure to dispose of waste. This waste accumulates on land and very quickly reaches the sea via rivers and wind.

Money against plastic - that is the approach of this project to prevent this. In Haiti, Indonesia and the Philippines, waste collectors can earn their income in this way. Anyone can collect plastic waste there and exchange it for money, food, drinking water, mobile phone credits, cooking oil or even school fees at the
local Plastic Bank collection points.

The exchanged value is higher than the actual market value of the plastic, so that the local people can really live off the wage. The plastic retrieved through this project is recycled and turned into ‘social plastic’, which in turn becomes new products.

How does climate protection work with plastic-free oceans?

The ocean stores a quarter of the CO2 from the atmosphere and as much as 93.4 percent of the heat from the greenhouse effect - making it a major contributor to climate change. Warming, overfishing, pollutants and waste endanger this balancing function. The Plastic Bank prevents plastic waste from entering the sea and thus indirectly protects the climate. Because this does not result in certified emission reductions, Climate Partner and thus we at Foamie support the Plastic Bank in combination with a Gold Standard climate protection project, a wind farm in the Philippines. With every tonne of CO2 we offset 10 kg of plastic waste.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 1 - No poverty: Fair income for collected plastic, additional supply of essential goods
  • SDG 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure: In regions with poor waste management infrastructure, Plastic Bank connects shippers, plastics processors, freighters and builds a recycling circular economy.
  • SDG 13 - Climate action: Healthy oceans are important for stabilising the climate; Gold Standard verified CO2 savings via the wind farm in the Philippines.
  • SDG 14 - Life under water: By offsetting one tonne of CO2, 10 kg of plastic is collected. This corresponds to approx. 500 plastic bottles. In this way, the project protects marine life, microorganisms and endangered species.

Clean drinking water, Odisha, India

Clean drinking water where it cannot be taken for granted

In India, more than two million children die of cholera or typhoid every year. Such diseases spread mainly through drinking water. But only 32% of households in India have access to treated water. Many survive by boiling the water over an open fire. The resulting smoke in turn causes respiratory diseases, also sometimes fatal, or eye infections. Due to the high consumption of firewood, the region is becoming increasingly deforested.

A simple and affordable supply of safe drinking water can make a HUGE difference. This project organises the chemical purification of water with the help of chlorine. The chloride solution is produced locally, the water is available cheaply in small village shops or is delivered to the home.

How does climate protection work with drinking water?

2 billion people in the world have no access to drinking water. Many families have no other option than to boil water on an open fire using the simplest means. This results in CO2 emissions, and depending on the region, ever larger areas are being deforested. By treating water chemically (for example with chlorine) or mechanically (with water filters) or by making groundwater from wells accessible, these CO2 emissions can be saved.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 1 - No poverty: More than 30,000 families in 278 villages have access to cheap, clean water and save money compared to boiling water with wood.
  • SDG 3 - Health and well-being: There are significantly fewer diseases caused by contaminated drinking water or smoke.
  • SDG 4 - Quality education: Awareness campaigns and plays inform about the health risks of contaminated water. Children can attend school regularly, they need less time to fetch water and are less sick.
  • SDG 6 - Clean water and sanitation: 27 percent of the population in the project area is supplied with clean drinking water. This amounts to over 22 million litres per year.
  • SDG 13 - Climate action: 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from firewood boiling are eliminated per year. Forests are conserved and remain as CO2 sinks.

We are very happy to support such great climate protection projects and to take further steps towards a sustainable future.

Click here for our tracking link and see how much CO2 emissions we are offsetting with the two projects.

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