The story behind optiphi®'s New Environmentally Friendlier Packaging
optiphi® has always considered mother-earth when selecting our active ingredients and creating product formulations. Even though we will never compromise on product quality and efficacy, we have always selected the most sustainably sourced active ingredients to help cut down on our carbon footprint.
Over the last 3 years, we have embarked on a long-term project to help even further reduce our ecological footprint by converting to more environmentally friendlier packaging.
This has been a challenging endeavor as many of our products require airless and lightless packaging, to protect the highly active formulation from degrading or becoming unstable, and we wanted to keep our premium aesthetic.
After many packaging attempts and testing behind the scenes we are excited to start incorporating the following environmentally friendlier and more sustainable packaging changes.
- Bio-Copolymer for our Airless & Lightless packaging
- Bioplastics - sugarcane derived plastic for the product tubes
- Post-Consumer Resin for the opaque and darker product bottles
Bio-Copolymer is a plastic derived from bio-mass (plant material) with the Cradle to Cradle initiative. This is a concept where the design and production of the product and packaging is created in such a way that at the end of the life cycle it can be fully recycled (upcycled) giving it new life, rather than throwing it away and creating a further negative environmental impact (Cradle to Grave).
Why choose Bio-Copolymer packaging?
Bioplastic is made from sugarcane by-products from the sugarcane industry. This source is renewable compared to oil, reducing our CO2 footprint and the packaging is fully and readily recyclable.
Why choose Bioplastic packaging?
PCR packaging is made from plastic that was previously used by a consumer and then recycled. This is the ideal use of the cradle to cradle concept, giving new life to previously recycled plastic. The PCR plastic is fully and readily recyclable so it can go back into the renewing process.
The PCR plastic is not suited for clear and transparent packaging as it has a mixture of previously used plastics and will be used for the more opaque and darker coloured optiphi® product packaging.
Why choose PCR packaging?
Look out for these symbols, indicating that the optiphi® product is packaged in the fully recyclable eco-friendlier packaging.
Speak to your nearest optiphi® stockist about our recycle incentive, where you return your empty packaging for a complimentary cleanser.
Thank you for helping us improve our eco-friendliness.