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October 03, 2016
Based in East London, and with a second workshop in the Lake District, The Soap Co. is a social enterprise creating and manufacturing soap products with sophisticated fragrances, minimalist design and a strong social and environmental ethos. They create employment for people who are blind or otherwise disabled or disadvantaged and strive to reduce our impact on the environment, using packaging made from recycled materials and which can be composted or recycled itself.
The Soap Co. focuses on cultivating a stable and friendly workplace to support their employees’ independence and more than 70% of the team have a disability or come from a disadvantaged background. Their mission is to provide a stepping stone into other employment for those who can achieve it, whilst providing a real, long-term job for those for whom this goal is less likely. The Soap Co. currently employs more than 100 people across the country and aim to generate 60 new job opportunities for disabled or disadvantaged people every year.
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December 11, 2019
Make the Nice List this Christmas by Choosing Sustainable Gift Wrapping
The festive season is meant for spending time with loved ones, which can include the exchanging of gifts. Amidst the excitement, we often neglect to consider what happens to all that gift wrap and packaging after we’re through with it. According to the GWP Group, a UK packaging company, consumers in the UK use approximately 227,000 miles of wrapping paper each year, with over 83km2 heading directly to the bin. Many local authorities don’t accept wrapping paper for recycling due to the additives included, such as dye, lamination, and glitter. This abundance of gift wrapping can’t be fixed in place without loads of non recyclable sticky tape - 40 million rolls to be exact. Luckily, having a sustainable Christmas morning is easier to achieve than you might think.
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