HOW SHOULD WE GIVE BACK?

Hey all,

We believe we should give back - it's totally in line with our mission. Cash would be tough at this stage of our growth, but I'm sure there is so much more we could do. I'd love your suggestions. I'm thinking something that is in line with our goal of making 'PLASTIC FREE LIVING' accessible to EVERYONE!

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I’ve always envisioned your products as part of the Disaster Relief Kits handed out by the Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc. to people that have been displaced due to natural disasters. When I see images of people in shelters I realize that they are there temporarily and they receive these kits with the travel size personal care items. Then I think about how much of that is in stock someplace, which means that eventually it is thrown out after it is used. It’s all temporary and mass produced and destined for a landfill. What a great way to utilize your entire product line.” (C McHenry)

This suggestion has a vibe, and although we can’t get this idea done as of now, we came up with a slightly easier alternative. 

So, in the New Year, we’ll be giving our local community shelters (we operate out of Parkdale in Toronto and there are a lot of shelters around here) everyday essentials like our toothbrushes, floss and dish soaps and we'll post results here. 

Thanks again for all the input team!

 

Giving Tuesday

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  • I love your products! Sorry, but had to get that out first… My idea is for children in the hospital. How many plastic toothbrushes get thrown out after a day or two of use. Besides, they are clumsily made. So, I thought you could target one Hospital and give them just to the kids. Plus, they can throw out just the head and reuse the handle with a new head when they got home.
    Besides, the parents and hospital might be so inclined to buy more. :-)

    Laurie S on
  • Perhaps team up with your local wildlife center. Help come up with an educational program on alternatives to plastic, showcasing how a few easy steps can make a big impact.

    D Duke on
  • Donate to Teamtrees.org OR match our donations to teamtrees.org

    matt feldman on
  • Consider starting an educational program with children at a local elementary school—young kids are the best at getting parents and families on board! The impact on their future world is something kids really grab onto and they love science—the science of nano-plastics everywhere, including our oceans and even in our blood will be a very good motivator for influencing their families to get with the ‘non-plastic’ program. Helping families and kids understand how ‘garbage-less’ lunches can be made without plastic containers and wraps would be great—maybe your wraps/bags could even be used as a fundraiser for the school? Many schools also have green/garden programs where family donations of the ‘expired’ wraps and bags could be composted too!

    Good luck!

    MIchelle Forest on
  • Educate people who don’t understand the devastating effects of disposable plastic, and how they can recycle, offer free products at senior centers and other gathering places, make sure that people out there know that companies like ETEE exist, and that – by supporting you – they are making changes that will impact the planet in a good way.

    KAREN BROCKELBANK on


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