I'm absolutely delighted to announce that ecobeagle has been officially recognised by Surfers Against Sewage as a Plastic-free Champion and is eligible to display the logo you see above. The accreditation is awarded to businesses that can demonstrate that they have taken practical steps to reduce their use of single-use plastics and are committed to continuous improvement on that issue. It's a component of the Plastic Free Communities programme founded by Surfers Against Sewage.
I'm proud to have received this official endorsement of ecobeagle's mission to rid the UK's handbags, kitchens and bathrooms of single-use plastics - and while we're at it we're taking on palm oil as well. I established the business in response to my own frustration at having to read all the small print on everything and visit multiple stores to avoid contributing to the environmental damage caused by single-use plastics and the cultivation of palm oil. By providing a one-stop shop where every single product is plastic-free and palm oil-free, I aim to make it easier for people to find substitutes for their daily essentials. Everything is delivered in recyclable materials, too.
Whatever kind of company you work for, and wherever you sit in its management hierarchy, you have the opportunity to influence the choices it makes about the things it buys and sells. Surfers Against Sewage has a handy Business Toolkit that can help you get started. With a little work you, too, can be a Champion.