Most of the soap used today IS NOT sustainable.
There are three ways in which fifoam soap IS sustainable.
Most of the soap we use today is made from Palm oil and is part of a Linear Economy.
We clear tropical forest, grow Palm oil, use it to make soap and then wash the soap down the drain. We are washing forest ecosystems down the drain !
fifoam soap is completely different - it is part of a Circular Economy. Waste is converted into resources that are used to make soap.
The change from Linear to Circular delivers sustainability in three separate ways.
1. The first reason fifoam soap is sustainable is because it reduces landfill.
Dumping waste in landfill is not sustainable
Is a huge problem for Australia (and many other countries). We bury 30 MILLION tons of organic waste every year.
Landfill is expensive and destructive
It can contaminate soil and groundwater, impact future use of the land, generate greenhouse gases and is ultimately unsustainable.
The best option to reduce landfill is to minimise waste.
Anything we can do to reduce landfill, like separating organic waste for compost, lowers costs and helps sustainabiltiy.
Insect farms use organic waste and reduce landfill.
Insect farms use organic waste to feed insects (Black Soldier Flies) and convert the waste into protein, oil and fertiliser.
fifoam soap uses oil from farmed Black Soldier Fly
The oil makes high quality liquid and bar soaps and, for practical purposes, it is soap made from landfill
2. The second reason fifoam soap is sustainable is because it reduces carbon emissions.
Organic waste in landfill generates methane
Buried organic waste decomposes and releases methane for approximately ten years.
Methane is a particularly potent greenhouse gas
It is equivalent to ten times the amount of carbon dioxide
Sometimes methane from landfill is captured and used
Trapping methane as it is generated by landfill converts the emissions into carbon dioxide but doesn't reduce them.
Reducing carbon emissions requires less organic waste in landfill
Insect farms reduce the amount of organic waste in landfill which directly reduces methane and carbon emissions.
fifoam soap has utilised organic waste and reduced carbon emissions
3. The third reason fifoam soap is sustainable is because it supports ecosystems.
Palm oil production clears tropical forest
The tropical forest ecosystems are damaged or lost. These are complex ecosystems that are irreplaceable.
Palm oil has important uses in food and cooking
Palm oil is not a villain it is the way WE CHOOSE to use Palm oil that is important.
Soap is a very wasteful use for Palm oil
When we use soap we waste it - we wash it down the drain. If the soap is made from Palm oil we are washing forest ecosystems down the drain.
fifoam stops Palm oil in soap and supports forest ecosystems.
fifoam soap supports aquatic ecosystems in two ways
Firstly, the protein from farmed insects is used to replace wild-caught fish meal in stockfeed. This helps reduce exploitation of wild fisheries and protect ocean ecosystems.
Secondly, fifoam is 100% natural , preservative free and biodegradable. Using fifoam instead of synthetic products like body wash, face wash or detergent reduces water contamination from non-biodegradable ingredients and preservatives.
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