BUBBLE BUDDY - MELLOW YELLOW

¥2,750
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
Description

[ECO TIPS]
✔︎ Recycled plastic
✔︎ Reuse
✔︎ Recyclable

Hi there! I’m your Bubble Buddy. Use me to grate organic soap bars instead of buying all kinds of liquid soap in plastic bottles and soap dispensers.

Now don’t get me wrong, plastic is a really cool modern material – used in the right way and in the right place. Like me, for instance: recycled plastic! But humans are throwing away so much plastic which ends up in our sewage, our rivers, and seas. And that’s not cool at all. Together, you and I can cut down on plastic bottles in your home. Isn’t that a ‘grate’ start?

[What is Bubble Buddy?]

Bubble buddy is a recycled plastic soap dish with grate. Use it to replace your plastic liquid soap dispensers.

Use the Bubble Buddy grate to make some flakes that easily dissolve into soapy water for pretty much all your household chores; dishes, laundry, kitchen, bathroom, floors & windows.

The packaging is printed on eco-friendly cardboard with eco-friendly ink. Both packaging and Bubble Buddy are produced in The Netherlands.

Bubble Buddy is a tool that promotes the use of bar soap. It can be used as a soap dish that dries a bar of soap quickly but also has a very cool grating shield. The grating shield can be used to make soap flakes that easily dissolve in soap suds for all kinds of cleaning and grooming purposes. No need for plastic soap bottles any longer!

[Why Bubble Buddy?]

We would all like to use less plastics, but bottled soap dispensers seem to have become indispensable. However, these bottles only contain a small part of effective substance and lots of water.

The solution is simple.

We dispense the water and then wrap up this effective substance in paper, just like the old days! This saves a whole lot of plastic waste and lessons our carbon footprint.

And now, the Bubble Buddy!

Made out of collected discarded plastic soap bottles, which are sorted, grounded down and mixed with other kinds of recycled plastic and then added 2 percent pigment.  The mix is melted down and spread into the Bubble Buddy mould.

Bubble Buddy has a grater which enables you to easily make soapy water.  Just grate and add warm water and clean away!

It also doubles as a holder to dry your bars of household, shampoo or hand soap.

[FEATURES]
- Made of 98% recycled post consumer plastic
- Made in the Netherlands
- Recyclable (PP)

[SPECS]
- Size: 10.8 cm x 8 cm x 5.5 cm
** Recommend size of the soap bar is approximate: 9 cm x 5.5 cm

Bubble Buddy, the grate way to clean from Marcel IJzerman on Vimeo.   

BRAND STORY

[Bubble Buddy]

With the Bottle Vase Project (2009) Foekje Fleur tried to raise attention to the growing problem of plastic pollution, years later awareness has spread, yet the plastic soup keeps growing… so time for action!

Bubble Buddy is a tool that promotes the use of bar soap. He can be used as a soap dish that dries a bar of soap quickly but also has a very cool grating shield. The grating shield can be used to make soap flakes that easily dissolve in soap suds for all kinds of cleaning and grooming purposes. No need for plastic soap bottles any longer!

[**What is plastic soup?]

An area in the North Pacific Ocean, also known as "the great pacific garbage patch", is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of plastics that have been trapped there by the circulating currents. Plastic waste drifts there from all over the world, after floating down rivers into seas. Plastics are not biodegradable; they only break down into smaller pieces called micro-plastics. These are extremely dangerous as they enter the food chain and threaten all kinds of species, including human beings.

[about foekje fleur]

After graduating in both design and fine arts, Foekje Fleur found her direction making objects that are functional and yet, give space for thought. At first sight, her attractive and colorful designs seem playful, but they are in fact inspired by serious subjects like caring for the environment and for animal rights.

OUR TIPS

It's for sure a product that would liven up any parts of your house!

We were first introduced to Foekje Fleur products by a friend who met the brand in Paris in 2019 during the September Maison et Objet. We immediately loved the vibrant colors and the story behind the brand and wanted to see them in person. In 2020, we travelled to Amsterdam for ShowUp and finally got to meet Foekje Fleur in person as well as the products. The products that we saw in our eyes was even better than through pictures. We love the idea behind the brand; they are not just creating beautiful and durable products but are also spreading awareness for the growing problem of plastic bottles being thrown away and taking action on stopping them.

SHOPPING GUIDE
[Product Price]

Price shown is Japanese consumption tax included.

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[Packaging] 

In our commitment to sustainability, we will continue to work with recycled materials or materials that do not harm the planet.

Our wrapping paper and boxes are made by recycled products.  

We have adopted the use of zero-waste packaging, "stible" for delivery. stible is a new packaging service that enables the return and reuse of delivery packaging easily by customers. By reusing the containers, it saves resources and reduces waste and CO2 emissions. Borderless Creations is working together to solve the problem of wasteful shipping methods for brands, consumers, and the planet.

Due to various circumstances, there are cases where we cannot send via stible even if selected. For items that cannot be packaged in stible, we will continue to use letter pack, cardboard, compostable bags, etc.

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[Shipping]

Shipping fee changes depending on delivery regions (*tax included)

1) Non standard size (定形外郵便):

Japan Nationwide ¥300


** ** Up to 29 cm (width)/4 cm (thickness) according to general post standards
** Package will be sent through Japan Post mailbox

2) Yu-Pack Parcel (ゆうパック):

Tokyo

Kanto, Koushin-etsu, Hokuriku, To-kai

Tohoku Kinki
¥700 ¥700 ¥700 ¥800
Chugoku, Shikoku Kyushu Hokkaido Okinawa
¥900 ¥1,050 ¥1,050 ¥1,100

3) Ecohai delivery: 

Tokyo ¥530

*In order to contribute to CO2 reduction, delivery regions have been limited to only Tokyo
*If the package to be sent is less than 80cm (total of 3 sides), you will be able to select Ecohai
*Delivery time cannot be specified.
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[Oversea delivery]

Please note that we do not deliver overseas at the moment.

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[Delivery]

Ordered items will usually ship within 5 business days after your credit card has been authorized or after we receive your bank deposit. 

Some areas such as remote islands may take days to deliver. Please note that some products may take some time before shipping.

In order to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping as much as possible, orders received by Thursday will be shipped on Friday. If the shipping day coincides with a public holiday, the shipment will be sent on a weekday before the public holiday. We will notify you by email when the product is shipped.

Goods will be delivered in Japan Post Yu-Packet or Yu-Pack Parcel depending on delivery location and weight of goods.
The delivery address is only within Japan.

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[Returns and Exchanges]

Returns and exchanges has to be done within 14 days after your delivery. The return cost is either deducted from the refund (if we handle the shipping) or paid by the customer.

If you decide to return your purchase, start by sending an e-mail to contact@borderlesscreations.com. Add your order number as the subject of the e-mail. 

We will refuse returns if any of the following apply:

  • 14 days have passed since the product arrived
  • If the tag attached to the product is separated or lost
  • If there is evidence of previous use 
  • Some of the items or accessories are missing
  • When there is a shortage of wrapping supplies such as boxes, cloth bags, shopping bags, etc.
  • If the packaging for accessories, smartphone case, etc. is opened
  • Recycled or upcycled products may be imperfections because of its handmade nature.
  • Other products that we determine cannot be returned or exchanged
All deliveries are carbon neutral
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