2020 Vision: Nellie's New Year's Resolutions
December is a great time to reflect on the year that passed, to look ahead at what 2020 has in store, and to set New Year's resolutions for what we hope to achieve. We wanted to take a minute to thank YOU for being a part our eco-friendly online community and providing us with valuable feedback throughout the year, which we're proud to put into action.
Here are our 2020 goals:
We're moving to replace our plastic liquid containers with glass bottles. Why glass? There's too much plastic on Planet Earth. Glass is endlessly recyclable, eventually turns into sand, and won’t harm our oceans.
STRIVING TO BE PLASTIC FREE
To help eliminate plastic waste, our liquids (like our new Fresh Mist) will come without a spray nozzle. We're asking you to please consider reusing one from home first. If you don't have one, you can order one from our website for free.⠀
NEW METAL TINS
We've heard you loud and clear: that small plastic bag inside our Laundry Soda tins has got to go! Right now, we've had to include that bag as our powders were causing corrosion with the metal inside the tin. We've developed new packaging that won't spill during shipping, won't cause corrosion, and is still recyclable.
One of the biggest pieces of feedback we've received this year is that our customers want to use less packaging and to see more bulk options. We will be adding a few more options for bulk buckets and introducing liquid refill options!
REUSE... THEN RECYCLE
You already know that you can reuse your WOW Mop floor pads over and over - just throw them in the wash! But as for packaging, our goal is to offer items that can be reused first... and recycled second. Whether it's our metal tins that can act as storage containers or plant pots, or our Wool Dryerballs tin that doubles as a piggy bank, we will work to make sure all our packaging has a second use. We will also replace as much of our packaging as possible with more sustainable options, such as metal and glass, as those are some of the most easily recyclable materials and can be reused over and over.
What are YOUR New Year's resolutions? Tell us in the comments below!