Plastic Free July: Home Refillery
Plastic Free July: Home Refillery
It’s Plastic Free July! In the world of FD Market, we aspire to be plastic-free every month, but to encourage you to jump head-first into the eco-friendly world, we are holding unique specials each week for specific products.
The 22nd-31st is Home Refillery!
What does that mean exactly? This week's theme includes all refill items in our store or at the van that can be used for household activities. For this next week, you have the opportunity to receive 10% off any home refillery item when you bring in your own container!
Why should you care?
Between 1950-2018, 6 billion tons of plastic was manufactured, with only 9-12% actually being recycled or incinerated. The materials in these plastics are dangerous, and when not disposed of properly, can pollute our food, water, and air. When some plastics reach high enough temperatures, they will begin a process known as “leaching,” where the toxic chemicals in those plastics will begin to leak out and pollute the surrounding area.
An estimated 8 million tons of plastic is released into the ocean every single year. Out of the 500 million plastic bags produced globally, about 13 million tons end up in the ocean, killing about 100,000 marine life. Let me repeat that: 100,000 marine lives just from those plastic bags found in most grocery stores! The sad truth, scientists predict that by 2050, oceans will contain more plastics than fish based on weight.
The largest culprit: plastic packaging. It is estimated that by 2050, the amount of plastic packaging being produced will have quadrupled (since 2015), meaning there will be about 318 million tons of plastic packaging produced yearly (more than the total amount of plastic being produced now).
So what does that look like? Imagine plastic… everywhere. When you go to the beach, for example, plastic will coat the top of the sand like tar to pavement, flood the waves as if it's part of them, and bounce down the shoreline like tumbleweeds in a dry desert. Your beach vacation will become a don’t-step-on-the-plastic obstacle course. By then, it may be too late to fix it.
I know I just threw a bunch of numbers, predictions, and hypotheticals at you and it might seem a little overwhelming. But 2050 is not as far away as you may think, and a future of plastic-filled beaches will be here before you know it.
All hands on deck!
You are not alone in this journey; sustainability is a group effort and we need everyone on board to turn this ship around before it's too late.
In case you haven’t noticed, we have a zero-waste store at your disposal! Instead of purchasing and throwing out your plastic containers, reuse them and refill at our refillery in the store, at the van, or online. You will be amazed at how much waste can be reduced from simply reusing old containers. Join our efforts of constructing a plastic-free future!
Here are some products you can save 10% on this week to support our theme of Home Refillery:
All of our home products are made from simple, natural ingredients that leave your home smelling fresh and chemical-free!
Laundry Liquid: With 100% lavender essential oils for fragrance and without the chemicals, your clothes will smell and look amazing after a wash with this concentrate. Because it’s a concentrate, you don’t have to use as much for each load (½ oz-2 oz), making your refill last longer than your average detergents, which are filled with more water than product!
Laundry Powder (Unscented or Lavender): Using plants and natural minerals, this laundry powder will get rid of stains and give your clothes a fresh, clean scent. Because the powder comes dry, you don’t have to worry about paying for water--why pay for something you already have?
Stain & Odor Laundry Pods: A 2-in-1, the Laundry Pods efficiently remove stains using plant-based enzymes and lift odors using a citrus and pine blend. After washing with these pods, your clothes will look clean and smell fresh.
Sensitive Skin & Baby Laundry Pods: The gentle formula used for these pods works great for sensitive skin, natural fibers, and delicate clothing items while still providing a thorough wash. For babies and sensitive skin, the pods are unscented.
Fabric Softener Pods (Unscented or Lavender): To keep clothes, sheets, and towels soft, use these mineral-based Fabric Softener Pods in the washer alongside your favorite detergent.
Oxi Booster Pods: Without the harsh smells or harmful chemicals in bleach, Oxi Booster Pods provide a deep stain removal and odor elimination for any clothes with stubborn, set-in stains and smells. The best part? It’s powered by Oxygen.
Dish Soap: This foamy, low-skin irritant soap works great for any glasses, plates, cutlery, and cooking utensils that need washing. The dish soap also includes 100% orange essential oils for a subtle, clean scent.
Dishwasher Pods: When using these Dishwasher Pods, you can throw your dishes in the dishwasher without pre-rinsing--saving time and water! The dishwasher pods do wonders for your dishes, leaving them spotlessly clean, and smelling fresh with a hint of lemon.
Toilet Bombs: If you are looking for an easy way to clean even the dirtiest areas of your home, you found the right product! These toilet bombs can also be used to freshen up toilet bowls, garbage disposals, holding tanks, and anything else that needs cleaning. They smell minty and refreshing and something you need for your bathrooms. Simply plop it in the toilet, let fizz for 3-5 minutes, scrub, and flush.
Carpet Fresh: A rich blend of essential oils and Sodium Bicarbonate leaves your carpet feeling clean and smelling of fresh lemon and grapefruit. To use, simply sprinkle on your carpet, let sit, and vacuum to see the magic of Carpet Fresh.
Power Scour: Similar to Carpet Fresh, Power Scour is a mixture of Sodium Bicarbonate and essential oils, but this time with scents of Peppermint and Tea Tree. Power Scour is used for deodorizing, whitening, and scrubbing, with anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties that leave your surfaces clean without the extra chemicals. To use, spray a solution, sprinkle the powder, and scrub.
All Purpose Cleaner: Say hello to an eco-friendly and people-friendly cleaner that gets the job done! This 100% plant and mineral based cleaner provides a biodegradable, non-toxic solution to a messy problem. Using a rich blend of essential oils, this cleaner leaves your surfaces smelling and looking amazing. Like most of our cleaning products, this all purpose cleaner comes as a concentrate so you aren’t paying for a bottle of water! After purchasing the concentrate, all you have to do is add warm water, shake to activate, spray on the surface (without cracks or crevices), and wipe away the grease and grime.
Shower and Bath Cleaner: Similar to the All Purpose Cleaner, the Shower and Bath Cleaner is also a concentrate and is biodegradable and non-toxic. After diluting and activating the cleaner, spray on toilets, showers, bathtubs, sinks, and any other bathroom surface that needs cleaning (without cracks or crevices). Then use a wet sponge to wipe away any soap scum or grime. The only remaining smell will be the essential oil mix of lavender, citrus, and sage.
Fruit and Veggie Wash: After spending the day at the farmer's market purchasing fresh produce, give it a deep cleanse with our Fruit and Veggie Wash. This product works to gently remove dirt and residue from your fruits and veggies, leaving you with clean, new goods!
Thank you for supporting Plastic Free July: Home Refillery!
Visit us in our store in Emmaus or at our van at your local farmer’s market to reuse and refill on our home refillery products. Remember: if you bring your own container, you can receive 10% off your home refill!
Thank you for taking steps towards a greener future!
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