Following the amazing climate strike and our eco friendly post from last week, we wanted to keep the “save the world” ball rolling! Now that you know about a simple way you can change up your shaving routine to keep it eco friendly, let’s take a look at some products that can keep that coif or facial hair earth loving, too! Check out these sustainable grooming products by Slick Daddy and its equally terrific earth saving mission.
Slick Daddy Grooming offers a “fully sustainable and all natural range of men's premium grooming products while giving back to efforts surrounding ecological preservation and helping those that need it most.” Though Slick Daddy designs and sells Australian beard balms and hair styling products and are passionate about creating effective formulas, their greater mission is to clean the oceans. This is a big mission. And we are all about it.
While making amazing products to make you look and feel awesome, Slik Daddy takes its profits and invests in the future of our oceans. Slick Daddy creates seabins, and aims to install and deploy 1000 of them in the next 10 years! What are seabins, exactly? We think they’re pretty awesome. seabins work to prevent plastic from reaching the ocean as well as cleaning pollution that’s already there. Here’s how Slick Daddy defines seabins: The V5 Seabin unit is a “trash skimmer” designed to be installed in the water of Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Ports and any water body with a calm environment and suitable services available.
Basically, it acts like a wicked floating rubbish bin that skims the surface of the water. It takes out floating garbage, debrish, plastics and even micro fibers with an extra special filter. It can also be equipped with oil absorbent pads to soak up the nasty petroleum based surface oils and detergents that like to live in marinas. The seabin project came to be when two major lovers of water, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, came together with the thought that if rubbish bins existed on land, why couldn’t they exist on the water? The rest, as they say, is history. For more details about this awesome seabin initiative check out https://seabinproject.com/about-us/our-purpose/
The founder of Slick Daddy, Andy Feyen from the splendid Byron Bay, spent much of his 20s travelling. During that time he came to the sad realisation that the single use plastic crisis is dire. He shares the following shocking statistics on the Slick Daddy site: “[Reports say] that only 9% of plastic ever made has been recycled, and recent studies show that the proper recycling rate of plastic once accounting for down cycling and re-using is less than 1%. Marine plastic pollution is present in 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales, 36% of seals & 40% of seabird life. 100,000 marine mammals, turtles & 1,000,000 sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually…” I mean, come on. What are we doing, mates? If 16 year olds can step up, let’s show them that we care, too. Now you have the new eco friendly shave routine. Next, support a company that will make a difference.
Slick Daddy Beard Balm Australian Sandalwood: Shea and cocoa butter provide awesome, natural conditioning properties that soften your beard and make it gentler to the touch. They also provide hydration to your skin and help to tame those frizzy beard flyaways. Triple win. Not to mention the sandalwood smells great. But on top of all of that? The tin is totally sustainable. You could recycle it or you could reuse it for change, keys, whatever! Think smart.
Slick Daddy Hair Pomade Boss: Firm hold, slick shine and a masculine fragrance. Pretty good start, right? We and Slick Daddy themselves consider this to be the perfect product for pomps, side parts and slicked back looks. It’s also all natural and water soluble so no nastiness will get into that clean water stream. And again, you can reuse that tin for a number of clever things! First aid kit, mints or chewy, pins and thumbtacks on your desk...you name it.
To date, there are 719 seabins in our waters. 204, 845kg of waste have been cleared from our waters since the Seabin Project began in 2015. So what are you going to do to make a difference?