I’m Oskar and this is my sister Sofie, we’re 10 and 8 years old.
Once I saw the photo of the sea turtle having a plastic straw removed from its nose and the sea lion with a plastic rope wrapped so tight around its neck it didn’t survive, I knew we had a serious problem with plastic in our oceans and that I wanted to help. I was so upset, but I didn’t know where to start. Even taking a shower, brushing my teeth and hair involved using at least four plastic products.
Worldwide we are producing 1 million plastic bottles and using 2 million single-use plastic bags EVERY SINGLE MINUTE. Plastic is everywhere and the problem is getting worse every day. Plastic pollution is an issue that affects us all and one where we can all make a difference.
At first, changing my habits seemed impossible. Then my mum bought me a book by the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace ‘How to Give up Plastic’ and a bamboo toothbrush and that was the start of our journey to reducing our plastic use.
As well as making changes in my own life, I started this company to raise awareness and provide alternatives to single-use plastics. As individuals, we can change our behaviour and help reduce the amount of plastic we use. Working together we can make a real difference to our planet.
I’d love to hear about your plastic-free stories and see photos of you using some of your products, so please visit our Instagram or Facebook page @OSKeco and @plasticrevolutionnow and if you like our products, please post a picture and help inspire others to make a difference.
Thank you for your support!