Here at EORTH we’d like to take you back to a time before plastic packaging, before single use plastic products — before plastic.
Eorth is an old English word for Earth. A period in time before plastic existed on our planet.
By now you are more than likely familiar with the global crisis of plastic pollution, with the biggest offender being single use plastic items.
EORTH was founded as one way to help combat this global crisis.
Removing the plastic products at the source is one solution to this global problem. When a customer is presented with “organic” shampoo (packaged in plastic) they may be inclined to think that by selecting an organic product they are being environmentally conscious. But can we really call an organic bottle of shampoo packaged in plastic an environmentally friendly option, considering what we know about plastic pollution?
When a product is environmentally friendly on the inside and out it’s an easy decision to make the right choice — the plastic free choice.
EORTH’s goal is to stop plastic at the source. Our suppliers are our source and we in turn are your source. If we’re able to turn off the plastic tap, you are provided with the best selection of plastic free household goods Australia has to offer.
Initially we strived to open a store that was 100% (single use) plastic free, and that is our long-term goal. What we found however, is that it’s very difficult to source products that meet the 100% plastic free criteria. As we began the ordering process to stock EORTH we soon realised that sourcing plastic free packaging on the outside was only the first step.
At EORTH you won’t find products housed in plastic containers as we have sourced products packaged in cardboard, metal and glass or naked packaging! This is why you may find some stickers, tamper proof security seals or biodegradable plastics from our suppliers may be present in some of the products we supply. No, it’s not the perfect solution, but we believe this is a better option than purchasing plastic bottles and jars that may or may not get recycled.
We’re always seeking alternatives to products that contain any plastic, and welcome your feedback and as we work towards becoming your 100% Plastic Free Shopping Source.