What does porze do? - We take waste products and turn them into products customers will absolutely love!
And, because it is our passion, we give a percentage of our profits to animal conservation and advocacy organisations.
We all know we have a waste problem – and it’s not going anywhere - so we need to look at more creative and innovative ways to deal with it. Obviously, the preference is to refuse, reduce and reuse, - but, given the current waste , situation we also need to look at recycling, up-cycling and re-purposing.
Let’s look at coffee.
Did you know - 75% of Australians enjoy at least one cup of coffee per day, and of those, 28% have three or more?
That’s a lot of coffee...and a lot of coffee grounds
In Australia, we consume six billion cupsof coffee every year – producing 180,000 tonnes of coffee grounds – 93% of these end up in landfill. Once there, they decompose and produce methane, a greenhouse gas 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
It’s hard to imagine that something most of us enjoy every day and that seems relatively harmless has such a huge environmental impact.
On the plus side- coffee is fantastic for the skin. Coffee grounds don’t dissolve in water which makes them an excellent exfoliant and great at scrubbing away dead skin cells. ...
So, we decided to collect used coffee grounds and create a range of body products that nourish and smooth the skin and contain only plant based ingredients - no SLS / SLES, no palm oil, synthetic fragrances or formaldehyde.
And we give a portion of our profits to some of the many magnificent organisations that work directly to conserve, advocate, rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals that are mistreated, exploited and unwanted - so that they can continue their great work.
For us, this is the ONLY way to do business.