Every April, Earth Day inspires Unwrapped Life to reflect, learn, and reignite their commitment to reducing plastic waste that is plaguing our planet, and is affecting its most vulnerable inhabitants. The past year has faced them with many challenges, but what always remains is their unwavering devotion to making the world a better place for everybody, everywhere.
So much plastic
It’s hard to deny the stats… only about 9% of all generated plastics are recycled. That means that approximately 91% of plastics produced have either been incinerated (12%), generating toxic fumes, or are accumulating on our earth (79%); polluting our waterways and endangering marginalized communities, disproportionally in the Global South.
Unwrapped Life exists to create positive change in the amount of plastic waste we create in our daily beauty and self-care routines. Their community, by using solid hair and body bars, to date, have prevented over 1.5 million plastic bottles from ever being manufactured — but they’re not stopping there.
World, meet “The Healer”
This year, in honor of Earth Day, Unwrapped Life is excited to announce their partnership with Plastic Bank®, to keep plastic out of our oceans! During the month of April, their goal is to prevent over 2.5 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean with the launch of The Healer, limited-edition shampoo and conditioner bars. Every purchase of The Healer prevents 1,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean in partnership with Plastic Bank.
What is Plastic Bank?
Plastic Bank® is helping the world stop ocean plastic, while improving the lives of collector communities. They do this by building ethical recycling ecosystems in vulnerable coastal communities and reprocess the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. Collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect which helps them provide basic family necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, and health insurance. Plastic Bank is currently operating in Haiti, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Egypt.
Learn more: www.plasticbank.com
Tell me more about The Healer!
The limited-edition Healer hair bars combine key attributes found in Unwrapped Life’s top-selling hair bars, to deliver high-performing and “planet-healing” results! The shampoo bar features vitamin C-rich amla oil to improve scalp, follicle, and overall hair condition down to the ends. The conditioner bar features our unique triple-threat oil blend of; Abyssinian seed, Broccoli seed, and Tamanu; controlling frizz, adding shine, and banishing tangles (borrowed from the award-winning “for tangles” conditioner bars). Inspired by the healing powers of Earth and Water, awakening essential oils of orange bitters and distilled lime meld seamlessly, with the quiet comforts of tonka and vanilla.
Every purchase of The Healer, eliminates 5-6 plastic bottles from ever being manufactured AND prevents 1,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean, in partnership with Plastic Bank®. Now that’s plastic-free haircare.
Unwrapped Life is a leading plastic-free hair and body care brand, on a mission to prove that performance and product packaging are not mutually exclusive. They take all the ingredients that cleanse and benefit your hair and body, and make them into concentrated bars. Their solid-form bars do everything bottled products can do, while also exceeding all your selfcare goals. The plastic waste epidemic we’ve created is a big problem affecting all Earth’s inhabitants, and one that requires immediate action! To date, Unwrapped Life has eliminated over +1.6 million (and they’re just getting started!) plastic bottles from ever being manufactured, and is committed to preventing over 20 million plastic bottles from entering our oceans by 2025