It’s Good Business
We might be a small company but we have big dreams and we set high standards for ourselves. Take sustainability for example. We’re doing business in a Post Plastic World and we take that responsibility very seriously. We take every effort to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. Here’s some information about our commitment to mindful production:
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 deodorant pouches are not compostable or biodegradable FOR NOW. We’re working on this. Every pouch you buy from us brings us closer and closer to our goal of moving to a compostable supplier. 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.
We don’t want a single pouch going to landfill.
You can either return it to the store where you bought it and we’ll collect it from there.
OR, you can join our Recycling programme – we've set up our own recycling scheme to make it easy for you no matter where you are in the country. Please see the information below and join our Recycling Crew.
We've set up our own recycling scheme to make it easy for you no matter where you are in the country.
Once you’ve finished up 5 pouches, take a photo of them and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then post you out a courier envelope AND hook you up with a discount off your next purchase as a thank you.
You drop the courier parcel into your local Post Office and they deliver it to us back at base.
Then you get busy deciding what to spend your voucher on, while patting yourself on the back for being a caring citizen. Win win!
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If you live out of NZ, please check your local Soft Plastics Recycling programme or check with Terracycle to see what initiatives they are running in your area.
Our Body Spray bottles are made from rPET – recycled PET plastic. What’s more, they’re produced in a carbon neutral facility. We’re so, so proud of this. You might have noticed that they’re not completely white, more like a soft grey. It’s hard to achieve a perfect white when recycled plastic is being used. To be honest, we love that they’re not perfect and even more, we love that we’re helping to close the plastic loop.
Our bottles are PET – recycling code (1). They can be recycled through your local roadside collection.
Yes, they are. We’re really impressed by the Better Packaging Co and their commitment to the Circular Economy. We choose to use their home-compostable courier bags. These are made from corn with a man-made binding agent added for flexibility.
If you don’t compost at home, a quick google search will put you in touch with local composters. Here’s a link to a NZ programme.