Our Mission

To fight plastic waste while keeping you safe in the sun.

Stops the production of new plastic

by replacing the need for small single-use plastic sunscreen bottles.

Made with recycled plastic waste

that would have otherwise ended up in our oceans (ceritifed Ocean Bound Plastic). Instead it is given another life as your Solmate.

Funds plastic waste removal

through our impact partner. Every Solmate purchase helps fund the removal of plastic before it hits our oceans.

IMPACT PARTNERSHIP

Cleaning Up Our Oceans

When you buy a Solmate, you are helping to keep plastic out of our oceans. So far we have funded the removal of 5,000kg of plastic waste (the equivalent of 250,000 water bottles).

To do this, we are partnering with Plastic Bank, a world leader in plastic clean-up. They work closely with coastal communities to build ethical recycling ecosystems and reprocess the materials for future use.

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Circular Production

We aim for no wastage in the manufacturing process - we even save all offcuts and rejects to reuse in the production process.

Furthermore, for us the end of a Solmate’s life is just as important as its beginning. So, at the end of what is hopefully a long life, post your Solmate back to us. We will put them back into the production process. Just drop us a line and we will organise the return. 

Circular Packaging

All our packaging is made from 100% recycled materials, printed with plant based inks and is 100% recyclable. Plus our stickers, tape and labels are compostable.

Impact Partnership

Restoring forests

We have partnered with a leading not-for-profit organisation, Greenfleet, to offset our carbon emissions through their native reforestation program.

So when you purchase a Solmate you are contributing to the restoration of our Australian and New Zealand forests!

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What exactly is Ocean Bound Plastic?

…. Well, it’s not rocket science - as the name suggests it is plastic bound for the ocean. Which basically means it is close enough to a shore that it is in danger of polluting our oceans and waterways. Pretty simple right - we thought so too? But it’s actually a little bit more technical than we first thought - so here’s the nitty gritty….. To be certificated OBP the plastic waste needs to be located within 50 km from shores where waste management is nonexistent or inefficient. Importantly, if it’s  already located in a landfill or managed dump site, the plastic waste is not considered as OBP. 

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