Enrich not Exploit
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Enrich not Exploit
Although recycling is extremely important, we’re also embracing a circular economy approach to eliminate some of the waste from our products, rather than recycling it. In 2019, we relaunched our pioneering product refill scheme in two new concept stores. Here you can buy a refillable 250ml aluminium bottle and fill it with a choice of eight shower gels, and bring it back to refill once it’s empty. We’re working hard to bring refills to more stores soon, as well as introducing refillable shampoos, conditioners and hand wash. Watch this space!
In 2019 we launched our Community Fair Trade recycled plastic programme. We source plastic from marginalised waste pickers in India, offering a fair price, steady income and better working conditions in an informal sector that’s often volatile and discriminatory. In our first year we purchased 250 tonnes of Community Fair Trade recycled plastic, which we’ve used in shampoo and conditioner bottles. By the end of 2021, we aim to purchase over 900 tonnes of Community Fair Trade recycled plastic.
Today, our PET plastic product packaging contains on average 25% recycled material. By 2022, we aim to increase the amount of recycled plastic material to 75%. Our longer-term aim is to develop a circular model for our packaging, which means reusing or repurposing 100% of our product packaging.
This information was sourced from https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/about-us/our-commitment/enrich-not-exploit-sustainability-report, https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/about-us/brand-values/a/a00006, https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/about-us/brand-values/sustainability/sustainable-packaging/a/a00012, and is accurate as of 20/06/2021. Is this your business? Suggest an edit