Doing Our Part to Reduce Plastic in Our Lands and Oceans
Choosing Planet Over Plastics™
In only six decades, the mass production of plastic has created more than 7 billion tons of waste. Alarmingly, only 9% of that plastic waste has been recycled.
That means that more than 5 billion tons of bags, bottles and other single-use plastics have rapidly accumulated in landfills that just can’t handle the sheer amount of waste. So, much of this plastic ends up flowing into the ocean where it suffocates, starves and drowns marine life. Scientists predict that by 2050, our seas could contain more plastic waste than fish.
Eliminating plastic is absolutely critical to conservation and we’re doing it everywhere we can.
We’re on a mission to transform our industry and this is how we’ve gotten started:
In 2013, we first eliminated plastic whiskers from all of our plush.
In 2014, we eliminated plastic beans because these microplastics end up in waterways and oceans, killing hundreds of thousands of marine organisms every year. We are still the only company to eliminate these unnecessary microplastics.
In 2018, we transitioned all our plush to sustainable fill made only from recycled PET bottles, the first company to do so.
And, another industry first, in 2019, we eliminated all inner plastic bags & microplastics (including plastic taggers) because there’s nothing eco about them. These single-use plastics, even the biodegradable ones, don’t degrade once they are buried in a landfill or floating in the ocean and still pose a grave threat to the environment.
We won’t use glitter, sequins or any other trending plastics as we choose planet over plastic…authentically, every time.