It’s been great hearing about all the recycling initiatives from brands this week for Recycling Week 2020.
If, like me, you’re frustrated with the limited recycling services offered by your local council then you’ll be pleased to hear that Weleda has partnered with TerraCycle to offer nationwide drop off points to recycle its soft plastic tubes.
This Weleda Plastic Recycling Programme was created because of the limitations of standard kerb-side recycling services so this partnership will ensure these soft tubes don’t go to landfill.
Did you know…
Behind the scenes Weleda has always considered its packaging and sustainability to ensure it treads lightly on the planet with less waste and is constantly developing ways to use more recycled materials, as well as selecting the most appropriate materials for individual products so that the quality formulations are protected.
- 46% of Weleda packaging is currently made from recycled materials. The aim is to steadily increase this year on year as new technologies and new packaging designs become available.
- The recyclable glass bottles are made from 85% recycled glass (the highest % possible).
- All transport packaging and sturdy brown boxes are made from 100% recycled board.
- Weleda’s ‘soft touch’ plastic tubes are made from 50% PCR (post-consumer waste).
So get on board and save the packaging from the following Weleda products to recycle:
- Skin Food Original and Skin Food Light
- Beauty balms
- Body washes/shower gels/body scrubs
- Sunscreen and after-sun lotions
- Lip balms
- Hair bare
- Mini and travel size soft touch plastic tubes
You can find your nearest Terracycle drop off point here.
Once your soft plastic tubes are collected for recycling, what happens next? Terracycle will use what’s called a circular method for repurposing waste so that it doesn’t end up in landfill. Find out more about how Terracycle solves the issues of waste here.