Our Story

SustainaBuddies is an earth-loving company that is eliminating plastic waste by providing eco-friendly and affordable alternatives to plastic products

What's so bad about plastic?

It’s a material that can be super useful but has serious consequences to our planet and ecosystems.

What is plastic?

Plastic was first invented in 1907 by a Belgian chemist. There are many different types of plastic that can be made into all sorts of colours, shapes and sizes. It's a very easy material to work with.

That sounds great - what's the problem?

The problem is that plastic is man-made and is not biodegradable - plastic items can take up to 1000 years to decompose. That means every piece of plastic ever made still exists!

How bad is it?

Already, just over 100 years after its invention, our planet is in the middle of a plastic crisis. Plastic causes direct threat to animals who can't digest it and is polluting the earth and oceans worldwide.

The future is bleak unless we change our ways

More plastic than fish

Experts predict that, by 2050, the amount of plastic in the oceans will weigh more than the weight of every single fish combined.

A silent killer

Plastic is a threat to wildlife in multiple ways. Animals can get trapped inside items such as plastic bags or can rings. Birds and other wildlife may also mistake smaller pieces of plastic for food and eat it. Animals can’t digest plastic so their stomachs can become full of it causing them to starve to death. As plastic breaks down further it becomes a ‘microplastic’ which is small enough to pass through digestive systems but still contains toxic chemicals. 

Plastic islands

There are now massive islands of plastic waste floating around in the worlds oceans. The largest one, known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is THREE times the size of France. This is in addition to countless amounts of plastic waste polluting the land everywhere from landfill sites to natural parks. 

Threat to human life

Plastics contain toxic chemicals hazardous to human life. When ingested, these toxic substances can leach from the surface of the plastic and be absorbed by the body, damaging cells in the process. Many microplastics have carcinogenic properties which means they can cause cancer. If our entire food chain becomes polluted with plastic then it’s certain humans will too. 

The SustainaBuddies vision

It’s time to clean up our act and ensure that our beautiful planet, teeming with life and breath-taking landscapes, is here for future generations to enjoy. 

In 2019 our mission began to to banish plastic waste forever. We are an ethical, environment focussed company creating amazing eco-friendly alternatives to disposable plastic products. 

Our products are available directly to consumers on Amazon, our website and through our Facebook store (and more places coming soon!), and we also work directly with many businesses from bars to bakeries, hotels to hot dog stands and everything in between. 

We’re working on plans to channel a percentage of our proceeds directly into plastic waste clean-up and reforestation projects. Watch this space!

How do we do it?

In order to heal our planet, we need to care for her as we do for our children and loved ones. We believe businesses and manufacturers have a unique responsibility to ensure not only that products are produced in an environmentally friendly way, but that they are designed to be sustainable from the ground up. 

At SustainaBuddies, we strive to bring you products which are not only affordable and superior to their plastic counterparts, but have sustainability at the very core of their design.

All of our products follow the SustainaBuddies life cycle (click to enlarge):

Help SustainaBuddies today in our fight against plastic waste

If you want to join the fight against plastic waste then please support us by visiting our shop or getting in touch with us directly to discuss bulk orders. Together we can fight plastic waste and make the world a better place! 

And lastly... Enjoy your stay!

Please take your time and enjoy your stay whilst visiting our website.

We would love to keep in touch with you and keep you updated about what we’re up to. Please check out our social media pages or sign up to our Newsletter to keep in touch! You can find links on our Contact Us page – Click Here.

Also take a look at our Products page to learn about the products we currently offer – you will find detailed information about each products uses, how it is sourced and produced, and it’s environmental benefits.

You can find even more information and purchase our products on our online shop – Click Here.

Should you have any questions regarding our products, wish to discuss an order, require any information or would like to discuss a B2B business opportunity, please contact us through one of the methods listed on our Contact Us page.

We hope you will become one of our SustainaBuddies and join us in the fight against plastic waste!

Peace and love to all,

The team at SustainaBuddies