Originally our deodorants came in glass jars with plastic lids. The glass was obviously recyclable and reusable, but calls to our lid supplier and our lid supplier’s supplier revealed that the lids, made of ABS plastic code (7), had no recycling stream here in NZ. That left us feeling rubbish (literally) and we committed to finding an alternative.
Using plastic pouches might not seem like an obvious choice but we love them because they come to us flat so we can fit masses into every shipping carton. And because they weigh a fraction of the glass jars, we’re making huge carbon savings all the way through our logistics network – from production, to our manufacturing base and all the way through to the ‘last mile’ courier journey to your place. What’s more, because they’re pre-printed, we don’t have to worry about labels for them. Also, we no longer require additional protective packaging to prevent glass breakages.
In the spirit of trust and transparency, we want you to know that our current deodorant pouches are not compostable or biodegradable. We’re working on this.
At first, our plan was to move to a compostable material, however our formulations have a three year life span, and at the moment, there is no compostable film that can hold a liquid for that length of time. So we've gone back to the drawing board and have been researching more options.
Every pouch you buy from us brings us closer and closer to our goal of moving to a more sustainable option.
At the moment, we’re small and mighty, but we need to be big and mighty, with a cheque book to match, for the big packaging companies to do business with us.
Rest assured, we’ve done our research and our current pouches are completely recyclable.