Thanks to our partnership with rePurpose Global, we are now contributing to the removal of twice as much plastic from the environment as we use in our packaging and shipping, making us the first Plastic Negative beauty brand in the UK!
This means that every product purchased with Evolve Organic Beauty will now carry a Plastic Negative Footprint.
At present, plastic is something that is almost unavoidable in the beauty industry. As a material it helps us to ensure the longer shelf-life of products and reduce spillages and wastage during transit, and for these reasons it is very difficult to remove plastic from the beauty production line.
50% of Brits don’t recycle their bathroom waste products such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles simply because it’s inconvenient. This equates to 2.7 billion plastic bottles hitting our landfills every year.
100% of our glass packaging, plastic bottles & lids and paper cartons are recyclable, we’re inviting our customers to Dump The Pump to save on single use plastic and 60% of our packaging already contains recycled content, but this is not enough.
We are continually making progress, but progress takes time so we wanted a solution that would enable us to have a positive impact on plastic waste in the interim.
Our Plastic Negative accreditation means that we are taking out twice as much plastic from the environment as we introduce to it.
This means that by shopping with Evolve, you’ll be actively helping to remove plastic waste from the environment.
We will be helping to fund our rePurpose Global partner, Waste Ventures India which is a social enterprise in Hyderabad with the goal of transforming India’s waste dumping sector into a waste management sector.
The organisation is focussed on ethically collecting and disposing of hazardous MLP (Multi-laminate plastic) waste. This type of plastic is virtually indestructible and accounts for 53% of the plastic waste in Indian cities. If it is left uncollected, it will remain in oversaturated landfills for hundreds of years, or eventually leak into the oceans where it will break down into microplastic and be ingested by marine wildlife.
Here's a simple breakdown of how our partnership with rePurpose Global will work:
As we’ve said before, we are constantly Evolving the way we do things and that’s why although we are delighted to be able to rebalance our plastic footprint, this is not the end of our journey to Zero waste.
Our development team is constantly looking for ways to improve our packaging and ensure we are less reliant on plastics. This year we are planning to:
We want to tackle the issue of single use plastic waste head on, and although we can’t change everything immediately, going Plastic Negative is a huge step in the right direction.
Our other sustainability pillars:
Take a look at our campaigns too to see the impact we are having now:
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