Aside from ensuring we provide fantastic products and services that help our customers feel their very best, one of our other passions is ensuring we do as much as we can for our planet. As a nation, the number of products we buy & use on a daily basis containing plastic is creating tons of waste which is now affecting our planet.
We already take great care in the products we select, ensuring they are sourced and produced ethically and sustainably, and we take great care in the packaging used for the products we stock. The next step on our journey was creating our Refill Room, with the key aim of reducing the volume of plastic, and help us all do a little bit more to consume less, waste less and pollute less.
The majority of plastic waste comes from bottles containing liquids, such as household cleaning & body care, and currently around 40% of disposed household bottles in the UK are collected for recycling. However, because of the liquid left over from home and personal hygiene items, only bottles containing drinks can be recycled into other bottles. So your detergent or shampoo containers get turned into things like t-shirts or sleeping bags. The danger of this is you can’t continue to down cycle items, and eventually the product will end up in landfill, so the re-cycling tag can be a little misleading.