With climate change, plastics in the ocean, and environmental campaigners all over the news over the last several years, it’s not surprising that most of us are now naturally more conscious about consumer consumption and understanding how this impacts our environment. Thankfully, most of us are now becoming planet aware, whether it’s simply recycling packaging or even going the extra mile by choosing products that use recycled materials. However, sustainability is not always as it appears, especially if you buy something in a seemingly recyclable material only to find it travelled hundreds or even thousands of miles, thereby negating any positive impact. Similarly, even if we religiously recycle our plastics, it’s common knowledge that not every plastic can be recycled, with only a small percentage passing through the recycling process. So, what can skin care manufacturers do to make it easier for planet-friendly consumers to purchase environmentally friendly products and make sure that it’s super easy to recycle product packaging?
Ethical, Planet-Friendly Lotions and Potions, but less than Ethical Packaging
Plastic is Yesterday’s News
Let’s be honest; plastic is the pariah in today’s world. It’s pretty impossible to know whether you can or cannot recycle it—let’s face it, you probably need a science degree in plastics. It seems the way to go is to simply steer clear altogether, especially when there are so many other less environmentally damaging materials we can be using. Come on—do manufacturers need to be using plastic containers in the current climate (pardon the pun)?
For the most part, consumers want to do their bit, and if we, as skincare manufacturers, make it super easy for them, it’s a win-win. When skincare brands take every step to use materials that have been recycled or can be recycled and are sourced locally, that’s one thing less the consumer and the environment have to worry about!
Balmy ‘Plastic-Free’ Fox
The team at Balmy Fox have always been super conscious of sourcing the right ingredients and materials for our products. Of course, it’s vitally important to get our formulations correct, but we believe that the packaging is just as essential. That’s why all of our packaging is entirely recyclable, with the cardboard parts constructed from 80% recycled materials—Ahoy! There’s no plastic to be found here! And another place you won’t find any plastic is The Plastic Free Shop, one of our carefully selected stockists!
Balmy Fox customers can be confident they are helping the planet in more ways than one when they buy one of our products. Not only with our naturally sourced ingredients and recyclable packaging, but with each purchase, we donate to three worthy causes which in some way hold the Balmy Fox ethos and values for the great outdoors, whether it’s the environment, conservation or sport!