Each year, some 14,000 tonnes of sunscreen chemicals wash off beachgoers and end up in the ocean, where they wreak havoc on marine life and coral reefs. It’s a startling reality that marine biologists Sacha Guggenheimer and Tom Hiney have witnessed first-hand and care about deeply.
“Chemicals pose an irreversible threat to life in our precious seas and waterways,” says Sacha. “Reducing chemical pollution in these systems is critical for our future.”
In 2016, the Balnarring couple created SunButter Oceans — a reef-safe, plant-based, plastic-free answer to chemical-laden sunscreens and surf zincs. SunButter’s unique SPF50 formula is great for sensitive skin, with zero fragrance and four key high-quality ingredients: non-nano particle zinc oxide for UV protection, coconut oil, vitamin E and castor oil for spreadability and skin hydration.
The couple’s ethos extends all the way from their reusable printed tins to the 10 per cent of profits they donate each year to environmental non-profits. And with a successful Kickstarter campaign now under their belts, they’re already setting a new standard for sun protection.
“We want to give future generations the chance to enjoy coral reefs like we have,” says Tom.
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