In Honour of Earth Day, Birchbox and Stasher Teamed Up on a Box of Eco-Friendly Beauty Products
In honour of Earth Month and Earth Day on 22 April, monthly beauty subscription box Birchbox has teamed up with Stasher, the chicer-than-chic reusable silicone food-storage bags, to create a "sustainably-conscious" box aimed at helping people reduce plastic waste in their beauty routines. And yes, I just called food-storage bags chic (can you tell I'm a Virgo?). In all seriousness, though, I've been a fan of Stasher bags for several years now. Since buying a handful of them, I've completely stopped purchasing cling film and zip-seal fridge and freezer bags, significantly reducing my reliance on single-use plastic in the kitchen.
Sold globally throughout April, the Birchbox x Stasher collection includes a variety of eco-friendly beauty products from brands that keep sustainability front of mind, whether that's by having plastic-free packaging, using ethically sourced ingredients, or making sure to give back in some way that benefits the planet or the people harvesting the raw materials.
All five product samples you receive in the limited-edition April box — which could include the Greenfrog Botanic Shampoo Bar, Huygens Organic Night Repair Oil, Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, Algologie Hydra-Replenishing Booster, Nails Inc. Nail Varnish, The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara, or Bodyography Lip Pencil, to name a few — come packaged in a colourful Stasher bag that can be reused again and again, whether that's to store vegetables in your fridge or to carry your sandwich to work. You can also personalise your April mailing by choosing the colour Stasher bag you want, either waterfall green, pineapple yellow, or papaya orange.
Since Birchbox is solely a beauty subscription service, you have to become a member to receive the limited-edition Sustainable Favourites box. Luckily, the company offers quite a few membership services, including monthly (£14 a month, which you can cancel at any time), three monthly (£39), six monthly (£75), and yearly (£146). If you're interested in joining or in nabbing a Birchbox x Stasher box for yourself, head to birchbox.co.uk, and keep scrolling to see more photos of what the collaboration looks like.