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Your Shampoo Bottles Are Not Causing The Ocean Plastic Problem. Here’s Why That Matters

Posted by Kate Assaraf on

Most shampoo bottles are landfill-bound, not ocean-bound, so be wary of marketing campaigns that automatically tie recycled plastic or plastic-free alternatives as “ocean-friendly”. 

You still need to consider all the plastic around the bottle too, including the plastic film used for palletized goods (cling film literally lasts a millennia before it degrades!)

Our plastic problem goes way beyond what we throw out: it goes back to the amount of virgin plastic we create, the inefficiency of recycling the plastic we already have, and the “on-demand” consumeristic mindset that makes this type of throwaway plastic in such high demand.

Review Pollution & Why We Don't Participate in "Buying Authenticity"

Posted by Kate Assaraf on

We believe in an intelligent consumer. 

We think that people can sniff out that kind of inauthenticity a mile away now. 

As for us here at Dip? We just try to make really great products you want to tell your friends about. That real human connection–and all that gritty, “unsavory” parts that come with it–are what make it genuine. We don't pay for likes, reviews or any other inauthentic marketing.  If that means we grow slower, then so be it.  We are cool with that.  

Why Refill Is The New Record Store (And Why That Matters)

Posted by Kate Assaraf on
Record stores, on paper, were just another shop trying to stay afloat. In person, however, they were cultivation grounds for something entirely different and beautiful. They were a place to slow down, to reminisce with music you already loved, or discover new artists that sometimes pulled you in a whole new direction in life. And, of course, they were always staffed by people who loved the art (not just the job).

The Secret Hidden Plastic That Lots Of Eco-Friendly Brands Don’t Want To Admit To

Posted by Kate Assaraf on

Our goal is to get you into small stores that do not accept palletized goods.  

That means locally-owned, small-scale, passionately-driven businesses! Sure, we make less money when we send you to stores instead of buying directly from our site, but that’s cool with us because we figure once we get you into a small store, you’ll notice that the experience is better.  

Where the Unsold Thrift Clothes Are & Why You Should Not Think of Donation as an Excuse to Fill Your Closet With New

Posted by Bec Cristillo on

Those textiles are made from acrylic, polyester, and nylon. All forms of plastic.

With that in mind what is the difference between a t-shirt and a water bottle when neither are going to decompose?