What are the pouches made of?
The pouches are made of a thin layer of aluminium (approx 80%) sandwiched between fine layers of plastic (approx 20%). This plastic is needed to keep the formulas airtight. There are many benefits to this flexible packaging. The packaging uses 50% less energy to produce and is 68% lighter to ship when compared to rigid plastic. We are already looking at a fully reusable option for our pouches moving forward, however the packaging companies we work with just aren’t there yet, so it will take some more time.
What are the bottles made out of?
100% aluminium. this is a durable material that exists in plentiful amounts in nature. Unlike plastic which needs petroleum, a non-renewable resource, aluminium is extracted from bauxite. The Aluminium Association has predicted that bauxite resources will last for centuries. Aluminium is also infinitely recyclable unlike plastic which downgrades every time it is recycled until rendered unusable. Aside from this, it also looks great in your bathroom!
What are the boxes and recycling bags made out of?
The boxes are made out of cardboard and is very easily recycled. You can put this in your recycling bin at home. Our recycling bags are plant-based and are biodegradable and compostable. We use no glue or tape on our boxes, only a paper sticker to seal.
Is there any BPA in your products?
Our pumps are BPA free. The cosmetic grade liners inside our bottles and pouches are also BPA free.
You say your products are free from plastic, but your pumps are plastic and some of the pouch is made of plastic too?
Yes. As a company, we are working towards minimising single-use plastic as much as we can from our packaging. Most of our continued development will go into sourcing alternative materials for all components that can be either reused or recycled. For now, if you want to have a completely plastic free product, select a cap over a pump when choosing your bottles.
Where do you source your packaging from?
At present, our packaging is sourced from a specialist aluminium manufacturer in East Asia. Our boxes are sourced in the UK. When sourcing manufacturers in the UK to work with, we noticed that many of them outsource to a third party in East Asia and place high markups on the same products. This would have meant higher prices for our customers, so we decided to go direct. Whilst shipping from East Asia from a carbon emissions perspective is higher, we recognise that the reuse and refill, plus tree planting element of our model means our company is carbon neutral overall. We also ship in bulk and use sea shipments over air.