Life Before Plastic (LB4P) was created in 2018, as a UK based plastic free shop, working with over 50 different independent UK brands. The idea was the create a place where it's easy to shop zero waste, where brands have been carefully selected, so they can be trusted to be sustainable.
ECO FRIENDLY SHOPPING MADE EASY
It was really important to us here at LB4P to make sure the brands we work with have the same ethos as us. Products that are made in the UK, sustainably produced and that solve a single use plastic problem. Environmentally-friendly shopping that is both ethical and supports small business is what we want to have at the forefront of our eco friendly brand.
90% of our products are vegan friendly, with the exception being products containing beeswax. Products that do contain beeswax have been sustainably and ethically sourced and are clearly marked. None of our products have been tested on animals and they are all completely cruelty-free.
PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING
As a plastic free shop we try and reuse as much as we can. Unless you select gift wrapping, our parcels will arrive in a second-hand box. This often means our parcels aren't the most attractive, but you can be 100% sure that your items will be delivered completely plastic-free.
WHO ARE WE?
We're sisters, Trina & Charlie, living in Manchester (UK). We want to shop more ethically, and know where the products we buy come from. We love to support UK independent businesses, people who really care about what they are creating. Reducing single use plastic is at the very core of what we do here at LB4P. We carefully select our products to ensure they are eco-friendly, ethical and as zero waste as possible.
We've been into this for a while. We've spent summers building toilets in Nepal, weekends picking up rubbish on beaches and days chatting about recycling to our friends, family and anyone who will listen, plus going that bit further and studying how we can change our environment (Charlie's just finished her Masters in Environment and Development).