Plastic on your food, plastic in your house, plastic in your clothes, plastic everywhere! Did you know that 88% percent of the Earth’s ocean surface is polluted with plastic? (Collective Evolution) Did you also know that a trillion plastic bags are used around the world each year? The average Australian uses 170 plastic bags every year. 150 million of these end up as litter, only 3% of them are currently being recycled and 200,000 bags are dumped in landfill every hour. Now they’re some big statistics to wrap your head around!
One of the rubbish hauls from the Sophia. clean ups! 4529 pieces picked up in just an hour!
I recently caught up with Erica, the inspiration behind the Bring Your Own Kombucha blog who shares her ideas on why going green is so important and the changes you can make right now to make an incredible difference. To read more of her work and her previous post on why she threw out all her Tupperware, please head to: BRINGYOUROWNKOMBUCHA
While you might see Sophia. products on social media all the time, you might not actually know the story behind the business and how I work so hard to make it as sustainable and as ethical as possible. It’s time to share exactly what happens behind the scenes and I encourage you to make the same changes in your businesses and everyday life.
The Earth Day 2018 campaign is to end plastic pollution! We will all be rejoicing when this day finally comes and our planet can breathe again. Did you know that every year in New York alone, enough single use plastic bags are used to stretch to the moon and back 13 times! (Earth Day Organisation).
We are so excited that the Queensland Government is phasing out plastic bags by this year and that our environment will soon be cleaner and greener. This movement is in line with the sustainability and eco-friendliness that Sophia. supports and to celebrate this incredible change, we would like to announce that the newest products being introduced to the Sophia. range, are environmentally friendly tote bags!
Happy Clean Up Australia Day! For the past few months, the Sophia. Team and a few dedicated ocean lovers have been cleaning up the beaches, mangroves and foreshores of the local Brisbane area to free our seas of rubbish that definitely doesn't belong.
Here at Sophia. we are all about making our business as ethical and sustainable as possible. To offset our emissions and travel footprint from posting our products to our wonderful customers, we’ve decided to plant trees to make our Earth that little bit cleaner and greener.
Our beautifully hand designed mandala plates have been manufactured right here in Australia by Picture Products, meaning that our carbon emissions due to freight are reduced. We're proud to support another Australian business and think that Picture Products does an exceptional job at transforming our designs into plates.
Over the past few weeks, we've had our Upcycle Competition running and we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated. You all had such wonderful ideas on how we could turn unused or unwanted materials into something new and usable.
Founder of Sophia. It's my dream to create and design homewares that reflect my "A little piece of love" motto. I'm aiming for sustainable and beautiful items that provide opportunities for those in developing countries as well as creating community initiatives that bond us all together with one common goal - Love. For ourselves, each other and our planet.