REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, REPLACE
We are a cosmetics company that want our customers to use less packaging, particularly single use plastics. We have already taken significant steps ourselves to reduce the amount of plastics we use, from our laboratories to the production line, packing and shipping. We have invested in new cleaning technology and processes that ensure quality and safety are maintained and this is enshrined in our comprehensive Good Manufacturing Process (GMP).
We also aim to help our customers reduce waste by providing guidance on best practice and the latest innovations in packaging design.
Re-using is one way to prevent waste from entering the waste stream. With landfill filling up at a rapid rate and thousands of tonnes of transit packaging being used every year in the UK, re-useable packaging made of metal, plastic or wood can often be used time and time again. Don’t be surprised if your delivery arrives on a used pallet in reused boxes, every little helps.
Not only does it prevent items from being sent to landfill, it minimises the amount of raw material used, the energy used to produce and also to move the new packaging materials around. Moving raw materials to the plant and the production of new products uses up fuel as does the delivery to the local store once produced. So reducing the amount of single-use packaging used can greatly benefit the environment.
When we hear the word recycle, we typically think of it as an end process – a conscientious afterthought, whereas in actual fact we need to go back to the start. In order to master the recycling process, we need to address not only the question of what to do with a product at the end of its life but the whole fundamentals of its design.
Sometimes you might think it’s seems too difficult to find a suitable replacement for your current plastic packaging – but we have some handy alternatives that can help you make the switch to more eco-friendly packaging such as aluminium, glass, sugarcane or PCR (Post Consumer Recyclables).
We know most of our customers are considering greener operations, but we want to help businesses around the UK make the necessary changes they need by offering a strong array of effective replacements. By replacing single use plastic packaging, businesses throughout the UK can join the crusade against plastic waste and instead help build a successful circular economy.