Why we exist
Caring about the environment is synonymous with caring about human well-being.
Hi! Liz here. I'm the founder of Cocofomm. I used to love plastic. It's cheap, durable, easy (and SHINY)! A few years ago after becoming a new mom, I changed. I began obsessively thinking about the world our children will grow up in. The world all of us will grow up and grow old in.
Aware of the impending climate change crisis, I began doing things I'd never done before to lower my carbon footprint- repurposing and reusing jars, switching my son to cloth diapers. The easiest place to make the switch to plastic-free was in the bathroom, with personal care products. It's an industry that disposes of 80+ billion bottles/year, 70+ billion of which never gets recycled. Worst of all, personal care doesn't HAVE to come in liquid, bottled form! We don't HAVE to create all this pollution.
At home, I was doing everything I could to help but at the end of the day, I knew I wasn't making a real difference. It felt small. Then I thought, what if a lot of us did this at once? That could actually make a difference. I started talking to a couple of award-winning, ex-P&G cosmetic chemists.
At Cocofomm, we hope to move the world away from single-use, bottled products and lower carbon emissions in the personal care sector.
Cocofomm is the product of our eco-anxiety and passion for reducing waste, and above all - bit of hope, for helping clean up our planet. Our mission is to make zero waste goods accessible to all.
Sure, it's different from what you're used to. But it's kind of like trying pistachio ice cream for the first time. Not your usual flavor but it's awesome in all the ways..and you'll quickly learn to love it.
I hope you'll join me!
So long for now,
Liz, Founder @Cocofomm
(Photo of me during my plastic-loving, clueless days.)