How does Plastic Free Baby operate?
Plastic Free Baby was founded by me and run by me… Laura! I am a single mum living in Brighton. The business operates through something called “drop shipping” which is basically where I don’t keep the products I sell in stock. Instead, when I sell a product, it is purchased from one of my lovely suppliers and is shipped directly to you, the customer.
As a result, I don’t handle the product you have purchased. This means that I don’t have to keep running to the Post Office five times a day with a 17 month old toddler in tow! I wouldn’t be able to run Plastic Free Baby in any other way, as my personal circumstances simply wouldn’t allow for it.
Will my order’s packaging be plastic free?
Any order that may contain plastic packaging when it is shipped to you, will state so in the note for that item. The majority of our suppliers have already gone plastic free but are more able to amend their practises then others. Other suppliers need to first use up their plastic packaging stock before moving to paper based for example. Plastic Free Baby is working with suppliers to discuss the benefits of going plastic-free and trying hard to make changes to business practises, but this will of course take time.
Is plastic really bad for our babies and children?
Our Plastic Free Baby shop is a friendly place to be. I know how hard it is to be a parent to small children, and don’t want there to be additional things for you to have to worry about. Therefore, I’ve searched high and low for products on the market that are good no-plastic or low-plastic alternatives to mainstream baby products, and put what I have found all in one place.
To find out more about why Plastic Free Baby was started and why plastic should be avoided, please go to ‘Our Campaign’ on our website.