When it comes to plastic pollution - something's gotta give. So why not us? We have a lot of plastic-reducing initiatives underway, but for #GivingTuesday we’re upping our game. For every online order we take on Tuesday, 27th November we’re giving £5 to our charity partners, Surfers Against Sewage, who work to help protect our oceans, beaches and waterways from plastic pollution. And we’ve also totaled up our Cleanup Counter and with your orders we’ve reached an incredible 6,840 minutes (4 days, 18 hours) which is a win for both you and the planet.
The Cleanup Counter.
Hopefully you noticed our Cleanup Counter during Black Friday week. For every order we made, we added a minute to the time, so while you were clicking some items off your Christmas list (or treating yourself - no judgement) you were contributing collecting plastic pollution from London’s canals. We, the team at REN Clean Skincare’s London HQ, will be donating 6,840 minutes of our time to collecting discarded plastic from London’s waterways and canals. We’ll be hosting our dedicated Cleanup in 2019 (hopefully when it’s warmer) and we’ll share pictures and progress with you, who helped to make it happen, then.
Surfers Against Sewage.
SAS were one of the charities chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to benefit from the royal wedding. Great, because the work they do to educate on plastic pollution is more important now than ever. We’ve been teaming up with them to organise beach cleanups not just around the UK, but worldwide with their US affiliate Surfrider, and for every order we take on GivingTuesday, we’re giving them £5. This will go toward their initiatives for cleaner waves, plastic-free communities and educating the public on making a positive change, through reducing, reusing and responsibly disposing of plastic waste.
You shop. We donate.
And during this festive season - that’s a pretty fair trade. Snap up your Christmas shopping and we’ll donate £5 from every order, big or small. And if you’re all shopped out from Black Friday (or read this post a little too late) you can also donate directly to SAS or join or host your own beach cleanup to actively help take plastic off our beaches, and protect our waves and wildlife. Happy shopping - for both you and the planet.