Because it plays such a huge part in what we do, packaging is a key area where we work hard to make a difference.
We’re committed to using renewable, recyclable and refillable packaging for our products, while eliminating as much unnecessary packaging as possible. We work with key packaging partners Forward Plastics NZ, striving to ensure less waste ends up in landfill. To demonstrate our commitment, we’ve signed the ‘New Plastics Economy Global Commitment' by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read more about how we're reducing and eliminating unnecessary plastic here.
GETTING THE MIX RIGHT
Across the ecostore range, our plastic bottles* now contain a mix of Sugar Plastic – a renewable, recyclable plastic that captures CO2 as it grows – and locally sourced recycled plastic. Using plastic made from sugar instead of petrochemicals lets us capture CO2 from the atmosphere rather than releasing it, while incorporating recycled content helps keep this valuable material in the loop and reduces the need to create new plastic. This mix creates durable bottles, uses less energy and resources, and cuts down on the amount of plastic in our environment.
*Please note our bulk formats 4.5kg, 5kg, 5L and 20L are made from standard HDPE. We’re working on this.
What about our other packaging?
Our cardboard packaging has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.
Our laundry powder measuring scoops are all made from Sugar Plastic, 100% renewable and recyclable plastic made from sugarcane.
Our no-mess dishwasher tablets are individually wrapped in a PVA biodegradable wrapper that dissolves in your machine.
TRIGGERS & PUMPS
We’re working on a plan to recycle our own triggers and pumps, so please watch this space. Caps are usually kerbside recyclable – check with your local council.