Shining a spotlight on female led businesses that are making a difference to the plastic waste movement

With today being International Women’s Day we wanted to highlight some organisations with females at the helm that are helping us rethink about our plastic waste contribution.

Sarah Kaeck, Bee’s Wrap Founder

Sarah Kaeck, Founder of Bee’s Wrap 

Bee’s Wrap started in 2012 when Sarah began thinking about how we can eliminate plastics from our kitchens. She wanted to know about how we could use less food wrap and if there was a more healthier, sustainable way to store food.

By infusing organic cotton with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, Sarah created a washable, reusable, and compostable alternative to plastic wrap.

Everlyn Liu, Straw by Straw Founder

Everlyn Liu, Founder of Straw by Straw

The number of plastic straws causing an issue to our marine and wildlife has been mentioned many times. Here we’ve included two companies, headed up by women, that offer an alternative to harmful, plastic straws.

Straw by Straw is creating straws made of actual straw. They’re 100% biodegradable and completely plastic free. In addition to being plastic free, they’re also gluten-free and are coated so they won’t go soggy in your drink. Everlyn’s team focuses on the hospitality and catering industry – giving businesses a simple option to go plastic straw free.

Emma Rose Cohen, FinalStraw, Founder

Emma Rose Cohen, Co-founder of FinalStraw

After a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised $1.89 million, Emma and her colleague created FinalStraw with a bid to remove single-use plastic straws from the world. FinalStraw is a personal, collapsible, reusable straw that you simply carry everywhere with you. Provided with a carry case and cleaning brush it’s yours forever.

Brianne West, Ethique, Founder

Brianne West, Founder of Ethique

Back in 2012, Brianne began making natural beauty bars, while she was still studying for her science degree. Concerned about the number of plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles that are thrown out globally each year Brianne decided to try to make a difference. Today Ethique (which is French for Ethical), not only offers products for your hair but also offer no-waste products for body and face too. Ethique is an award winning beauty organisation that has a growing celebrity following.

Celebrating #IWD19 together

We’re certain there are many more females pioneering products that will change the way we live. Each one, making us think about how we as individiuals while making a massive contribution to saving our planet. Throughout 2019 we’ll look to shine a spotlight on many more (we’ll throw in some males too).