10. Recyclable Packaging
Plastics are incredibly versatile – by definition: the word plastic, which means flexible, says it all. From spaceships to skincare and planes to pens, you can make just about anything… and everything from plastics, including skincare containers to keep the formulations within usable.
Whilst you may think of plastic as being non-porous (i.e., not allowing liquid or air to pass through it), this isn’t the case for all plastics. Different plastics have different properties which leads to the need for creating multi-layer, multi-type, plastic tubes for skincare products, which makes recycling those tubes nigh on impossible – even though the packaging can say it’s recyclable, no municipal authority like your local council, will recycle it.
If you look at the back of most skincare packaging, on there, somewhere you should see a little recycling symbol with a number in it. If it is a “7”, even though it is recyclable, you will not be able to recycle it by placing it in your recycling bin – and most skincare packaging are either mixed plastics or simply can not be recycled at all and doomed to end up in landfill.
That’s why we took it upon ourselves to develop our skincare packaging with the help of a top tier European plastics supplier – a high-density opaque tube to use across our skincare range, which not only is far easier to recycle but makes sure our complex formulas stay as potent and effective as possible.