Looking after you and the planet. We are determined to limit the amount of single use plastic from bathroom and personal care related products but why? 79% of plastic waste ever created is still in the environment today and up to 40% of UK landfill waste is non-recycled bathroom products containing plastic, and these will take up to 500 years to decompose.
We believe you should have the choice of amazing products that are not only good for you but also for the planet and we don’t think you should have to compromise on style, effectiveness or price.
Whilst travelling around South East Asia, Beth was astonished by the amount of rubbish in these beautiful countries, both in landfill and in the ocean. It was clear to see that OUR single use plastics were ending up in THEIR oceans.
“When I arrived on the beautiful island of Koh Rong, Cambodia I was speechless. Looking down at the sea all I could see was plastic, rubbish. It is safe to say I didn’t shut up about it for the duration of our trip. I could not believe that we could possibly be destroying this beautiful world with our waste. I was determined to find a solution to this horrific reality”.
Here at OKO we are aware that there is a single use plastic problem in the UK, however it is in most cases an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ situation but when visiting other countries it is in plain view. It is safe to say that this problem is improving and there are some amazing initiatives, charities and companies doing some awesome things to help tackle this problem. There is a huge focus on single use plastic within our kitchens however we think our bathrooms are just as bad!
OKO was created to bring eco-friendly alternatives to the everyday bathroom and personal care item. We have so much plastic waste in our bathrooms; shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, soap bottles, deodorant, creams, make up wipes and so many more items.
Our mission is to eliminate all that plastic and bring you some awesome alternatives.
We are bringing you a place where you can shop beautiful products from various brands that are in line with our mission and values.
We want to bring you items that just happen to be eco-friendly so you don’t have to compromise.
All of our brands and OKO own products have 100% recyclable or biodegradable packaging.
Boxes: Our boxes are called Enviro-Box they are a sustainable and reliable alternative. The UK’s most environmentally friendly boxes. 90% of these boxes are made from recycled contents.
Jiffy bags: Our jiffy postal bags are the most eco friendly on the market, they are made from 65% recycled paper and are 100% compostable and plastic free.
Infil, Ecoflo: Ecoflo is the UK’s leading environmentally friendly void fill packaging material. Ecoflo is manufactured from cornstarch and is 100% compostable and biodegradable. Do the test and hold one of your ecoflo loose fills under the tap and see how quickly it disappears into nothing. We love this stuff!
Stickers: Our stickers are 100% recyclable.
Marketing Material: All marketing material is 100% recyclable.
Tape: We use paper tape so guess what its recyclable and biodegradable. No plastic here. The paper tape we use is completely acid free and 100% vegan friendly.
Individual product packaging is explained within our online shop.