Working in busy careers in London, we had always lived the convenient disposable lifestyle, leaving behind a trail of waste - from coffee cups to takeaway containers.
After waking up to the global waste issue, we decided to make a change. We thought this would be a huge challenge, but once we started out, we discovered it actually wasn't. We could drastically reduce our impact just by picking up some new habits and switching to reusable products.
We didn't have time to DIY with home-made shampoo or sewing shopping bags from old pillow cases. And we didn't have to, because there are so many simple alternatives out there.
We realised that more and more people are waking up to waste. So we created Kempii for those inspired to reduce their waste, but who aren't sure where to start. Kempii is the go-to website with advice and products to reduce waste, so that you can find what works for you.
The rules we follow are easy:
Refuse to buy or take what we don't need
Reduce the amount we consume
Reuse items rather than going for disposables
Recycle, but much less (we reuse instead)
Rot or compost our food and organic waste
Why Kempii?Kempii was named after Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Kempii), the rarest species of sea turtle and one of thousands of ocean species threatened by plastic waste. By 2050, it is estimated that the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by weight, and this is a disaster for our marine life.
We hope Kempii will inspire people to create a better future for Lepidochelys Kempii and other wildlife, for our planet, and for ourselves.