Lysander Bickham, Founder & CEO, Loving Earth’s Oceans
Lysander Bickham, Founder & CEO, Loving Earth’s Oceans

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Loving Earth’s Oceans, the eco-subscription business, marks first birthday with B Corp status

  • Teen Lysander Bickham launched the business in response to society’s over-reliance on plastic
  • Subscription box contains eco-friendly alternatives to popular household and personal care products
  • Link to One Tree Planted means each box purchased results in the planting of a tree, further offsetting subscribers’ carbon footprints

Loving Earth’s Oceans – LEO’s Box for short – has today been awarded B Corp status, recognising the organisation’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

LEO’s Box was launched in 2019 in response to society’s over reliance on non-recyclable plastics and aims to provide consumers with eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to popular household and personal care products. The boxes and their contents are 100% recyclable. LEO’s Box has also developed a charitable link with One Tree Planted, helping customers ‘give back’ in the knowledge that for every box purchased, another new tree will be planted. Lysander Bickham, the company’s now 17-years old Founder, launched LEO’s Box after partaking in a school sustainability project.

B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence. Lysander Bickham, Founder & CEO, Loving Earth’s Oceans, comments: “Celebrating the one year milestone is great, and to be recognised with official B Corp status, for all our efforts on sustainability, is just fantastic.

“It has not been without its challenges, and I will always thank my first customer for having faith in us to subscribe. One of the consequences I dread from coronavirus is that we are potentially taking steps backwards in how we tackle plastic use and waste. I know it has been really tough for many people in ways we didn’t expect, but we must also tackle the most critical crises facing us, that of climate change.

“Currently 91% of the plastic we use is non-recyclable, meaning it just ends up in landfill or worse, in the oceans, where there are currently 8.3billion tonnes of plastic waste. This has to stop and I’ve just tried to take small steps to contribute, while giving customers a new way to enjoy quality products, with everyday household uses without compromising the planet.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by LEO's Box .

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