Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues to date. Single-use plastics seem to be used in nearly everything we buy, making plastic difficult to avoid.
Now more than ever, it is critical to take action. Plastic can take hundreds of years to decompose, and as it does, it breaks down into micro-plastics that find their way into the food chain - harming wildlife and eventually ending up on our plates. And don’t even get us started on the latest news of microplastics being found in human bloodstreams...
Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with 8.75 million metric tons being added every year
SYP is working to be part of the solution! How?
Our 1% For The Planet contribution goes directly toward our partnership with Surfrider Foundation — a network that helps combat plastic reduction and defend our oceans from the impact of plastic pollution through an amazing team of volunteers that serve as the first response to local threats in coastal communities across the US.
For over 34 years, the Surfrider Foundation has been protecting the planet we love. What started as a group of surfers that came together to protect Malibu from overdevelopment and pollution has grown into one of the most powerful coastal protection groups in the world.
But we don’t stop there...
Not only are our sachets plastic-neutral*, but with SYP you don’t need plastic bottles. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle), Shake It, SYP It, Share It. By doing your part, you help ensure that for every sachet purchased, one less plastic bottle is sold!
*When choosing our packaging we need to ensure it will safely protect our ingredients. It’s important to us that we are able to maintain the quality of the ingredients from production to the moment you SYP. After experimenting with several compostable and biodegradable options, the best solution we have come across so far is to use aluminum foil, paper, and a thin layer of plastic, which we later offset, making our sachets plastic neutral.
Creating and producing sustainable products is a learning process that takes time, which is why SYP is continuously seeking new solutions that enable sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Have a suggestion or an idea as to how we can continue to improve our efforts? We would love to hear from you!
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