Hi, I'm Ro, the founder of Sili Planet.
I started this journey in 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak that shocked people in every corner of our world. The pandemic stopped me in my everyday tracks and shifted my gears to thinking about issues experienced globally that often go unnoticed.
In a matter of months, we saw single-use face masks skyrocket in sales, consequently introducing a new kind of pollution. Our environment is clearly suffering due to our human behaviour. Everyday actions really make a difference — good or bad. The number of masks I see littered on footpaths is absolutely ridiculous — the saddest part of this being the animals and marine life hurt by this newly created waste.
Our simple, daily actions have big consequences — this is where Sili Planet comes in. I decided to launch a business aimed at helping others make the world a better place with small daily actions.
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After months of research, our team concluded that the first place to make household changes to sustainability was the kitchen. Food is loved, wanted and needed by all. Yet, we make so many mindless choices when it comes to single-use plastic. Unfinished food? Wrap it in cling wrap (plastic) and chuck it in the fridge. Need to pack a snack for your children? Grab a ziplock bag (plastic) and throw it in their backpack.
Seemingly harmless actions lead to the scary reality of 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic produced in our planet, with only 9% being recycled!
Everyday actions for everyday impact
Coming from a second generation migrant family in Australia, our hard-working family focused on hustle. The more efficient the better — time was always of the essence.
As a result, in 2018 when the big supermarkets finally got their act together and banned single-use plastic bags, my parents were not entirely onboard with the decision, thinking there would be practical hassles as a result.
Fast forward, to 2020; our cars are always stocked with beautiful reusable bags, suitable for any kind of shopping. As a cherry on top, Dad has started re-purposing food waste with his newly ordered compost bin and loving every moment of it!
This really goes to show that changes can be accepted by everyone, we just need to spread the word on the better alternatives available!
At Sili Planet, we want to make the planet greener by reducing plastic waste to lessen our harmful impact on Earth. Our mission is to completely replace all single-use plastic items in every Australian home with safer alternatives.
Good planets are hard to find. Let's take care of this one together ♡
Our team will continue to work hard each day to explore an expansion in the near future for more eco-friendly products — from a sustainable kitchen to a sustainable home. This includes skincare, bathroom, laundry and outdoors — lots of eco gardening ideas to come!
I want to include our community throughout in the decisions we make, so please join me and the team of amazing individuals in making a real difference!
Thank you for being a part of this journey and your endless support to our mission.
Founder of Sili Planet