Packaging our Products
At BONDI WASH we believe that caring for nature and our planet is not only better for our health but a necessary and important responsibility to protect the future of our planet. With the environment in mind, we have taken great care in making responsible decisions on how best to package our products.
We experimented with glass and while it does suit some applications, we found the risk of breakage too high and potentially dangerous, especially in high traffic areas like the kitchen, laundry and bathroom.
We chose not to use soft pouch refills as this packaging is not fully recyclable, meaning it ends up in landfill. Pouches durable enough to hold our products would require inner linings rendering them impossible to recycle and even those that claim to be reusable have a finite lifespan that ultimately sees them thrown away. With estimated decomposition times between 250-500 years for some of these products, we see recycling as the better alternative in what is undoubtedly a complex and multi-faceted issue for the world.
As such, we use fully recyclable materials including aluminium and plastic, reserving glass for smaller items that are easier to manage.
BONDI WASH plastic packaging is made of polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET. Like glass, it is very strong – able to safely contain our products – but it requires fewer resources to manufacture and to distribute and is fully recyclable – look for the chasing arrows symbol and the number one imprinted on the bottom to be sure. These can go straight into council recycling bins to be repurposed and reused, keeping them clear of landfill.
As we continually strive to look at ways to better care for our environment and improve our footprint, we are excited to rollout recycled plastic packaging in the new year. These containers will be made from recycled PET, a new advance which is an important step in the circular economy. By shifting the use of plastic to one of buy, use and discard, we will be supporting efforts to keep it circulating as an infinite resource, with the potential to be repurposed indefinitely.