… And how our simple Take Back Program works
In a world striving for sustainable solutions, the concept of reuse and upcycling has gained remarkable significance. The reason being that within the personal care industry specifically, startling statistics showcase the magnitude of waste generated. It's not a secret that personal care products are notorious for their often wasteful packaging, contributing to our planet's growing waste crisis. However, there is an awakening, an understanding that the beauty and personal care industry can play a pivotal role in mitigating this issue by embracing the principles of the circular economy. And we’re so here for it.
The Urgency of Reimagining Packaging
The numbers are both staggering and unsettling. Each year, the personal care industry produces an enormous volume of plastic waste globally, with estimates suggesting that a whopping 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year. In 2018, in the U.S. alone, almost 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were created just for beauty and personal care products according to plasticpollutioncoalition.org. And with only about 9% of plastic actually being recycled we have created an unsustainable burden on our environment. This wasteful practice contradicts the values of mindful living and conscious consumption, driving the need for change.
Embracing the Circular Economy
The circular economy presents a remarkable alternative. It envisions a world where resources are kept in use for as long as possible, with their value maximized through reuse, repair, and regeneration. This paradigm shift is essential for a sustainable future. Within the personal care industry, the circular economy (#circularbeauty or #circularskincare) calls for rethinking packaging materials and their lifecycle, transforming waste into a valuable resource. By adopting this approach, the beauty and personal care sector can make a profound impact on reducing waste and fostering a more harmonious relationship with our planet.
Tap Tap Organics: Leading by Example
At Tap Tap Organics, we believe in walking the talk. Recognizing the urgency of reimagining packaging, we have committed to using low-waste or zero waste materials in our product packaging. Our choice of glass jars and bottles, paired with metal lids, represents a departure from conventional plastic packaging. But our commitment goes beyond material choice. We encourage our customers to be part of the solution through conscious actions. Our pump tops and spray tops can be swapped between products, minimizing waste and maximizing the utility of each component.
Elevating the Experience
Choosing glass jars over plastic jars isn't just about sustainability; it's also about delivering a more luxurious experience. The tactile sensation of holding a glass jar is inherently more elevated, invoking a sense of reverence for the product within. It's a tangible connection to the high-quality, plant-based ingredients that define Tap Tap Organics. This conscious choice embraces aesthetics without sacrificing ethical considerations, contributing to a more holistic approach to beauty and self-care.
Our Take Back Program
Our Take Back Program is designed to be easy and fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. Delve into contributing to a cleaner planet and more sustainable beauty routine with four simple steps!
Step 4: To send back your empty products, use the same box your new order arrived in and use the free return label that came with your order! Drop it off at your nearest US post office. That’s it!
The beauty of upcycled skincare packaging is in its ability to transform waste into wonder, to redefine how we perceive our products, and to remind us that beauty can be both sustainable and elevated. At Tap Tap Organics, we're proud to be part of this paradigm shift, empowering you to embrace a more sustainable and beautiful path to skincare.