L’Occitane supports Surfers Against Sewage because the reality is simple: up to 12.7 million tons of plastic enter oceans across the globe every year, with each individual piece of plastic taking up to 1,000 years to degrade. If we do nothing, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Therefore, L’Occitane are determined to fight with their commitment to reducing waste and have a plan of action, which is based on three pillars: Reduce, Recycle, React.
To combat plastic pollution, one thing L’Occitane can do is reduce the production of single-use plastic to create our products.
The concept of refilling has existed at L’Occitane since the brand was founded in 1976. Our founder Olivier Baussan launched a glass bottle refill and recycle system in 1976. This was to encourage his customers to refill and reuse their bottles, or return them to be recycled at a local recycling facility in Nice.
L’Occitane’s eco-refills in their current form were launched in 2008, and are available across 25 products. Eco-Refills at L’Occitane use up to 90% less plastic than a regular bottle.
L’Occitane supports Surfers Against Sewage during their Green Day event in May 2021 and will be donating £5 of every eco-refill sold.