Balance Me uses simple, effective packaging. We’re on a journey to close the loop on all our packaging, to extend its life and keep it out of oceans and landfill.
We’ve adopted our bespoke recycle loop that comprises 6Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remove, Replace, Renew.
We don’t sit on our laurels and we’re always looking for ways of improving our packaging so it’s not only sustainable, but looks good on your shelf too, and can withstand the rigours of postal delivery.
We use clear and white glass because these are infinitely recyclable unlike coloured glass and plastic. It isn’t a perfect material though, due to its weight there can be higher carbon emissions associated with shipping it.Balms and gels are safer to transport and more convenient to our customers when packaged in plastic.
We use 50% PCR (post-consumer recycled plastic) which means we are using reusing plastic already in the system, much like recycled glass.
We use renewable resources where possible including FSC card for all our cartons and boxes. Our online orders are delivered with corn chips which can dissolve in water, put on your compost heap or put into your recycling.
Pumps can’t be recycled yet, and we don’t know of any on the market that are currently fully recyclable. We are working on this with our suppliers.
After extensive research, its this mix and breadth of packaging options that we feel is the most consumer and planet friendly at the moment. It is an ongoing process, and we will keep updating when new developments happen in the industry.
If you want to know more about our current and future plans, watch our co-founder Clare run through our 6 ‘R’ promise below:
Remember, small steps = giant leaps when we all work together.