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Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:31

Gillette Goes Eco-Friendlier

Gillette razors recycling eco friendlyGillette has introduced technology upgrades to its blades, redesigned sleek modern handles across its range of refillable razors and makes a significant step forward in sustainability with new fully recyclable cardboard packaging.

Left - Gillette's new plastic free packaging

“We’ve continually helped guys be the best they can be, setting the bar high with game- changing innovation and what it means to have a great shave. We’ve done that for the last 120 years, and today, we’re setting ourselves up for the next 120” Matt Thomas, Gillette Brand Director for UK & Ireland said. “We’re not just talking a tweak here and there, but a full upgrade across every aspect of our refillable razors. New blades, new handles, new recyclable packaging - the best really has just got better.”

As of today, men in households across the UK & Ireland will now have fully recyclable packaging, made with recycled content and responsibly sourced paper, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Through this, Gillette estimates that it will eliminate a total of 66,000kgs of plastic (66 metric tons) in the UK & Ireland – the equivalent of over 6.5 million water bottles. Across Europe, the move is expected to eliminate the equivalent of over 30 million water bottles worth of plastic.

The Gillette razors (blades and handles) also continue to be fully recyclable via their partnership with TerraCycle in the UK & Ireland. Gillette were the first brand to offer a national razor recycling programme to keep hard to recycle items (like razors) from ending up in landfills.

TheChicGeek says, “It’s 2021 so everything should be fully recyclable. Gillette is a huge brand and these types of steps will make a huge difference in plastic waste. They've also slimmed down the range. Nobody needs that amount of choice in reusable razors.

In order to recycle your old razors - and they will take any brand - you need order your freepost TerraCyle envelope from the Gillette website. I suggest they put an envelope in with each new box, but I fear this is more about growing their mailing list than actively encouraging recycling."

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Disclosure - Samples were provided by Gillette

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Tuesday, 02 February 2021 10:18

Non Gender Specific New Sustainable Packaging

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The world’s leading gender-neutral skincare brand “for all humans” Non Gender Specific, is celebrating its 3-year anniversary with a new sustainable packaging initiative. Not only does the brand offer non-binary, high-performance formulas for everyday skincare, but it now aims to eliminate landfill waste and increase the use of recyclable and industrially compostable materials for beauty consumers. 

 

 

The new eco-friendly packaging is:

  • Manufactured with 100% renewable energy
  • Made from 80% post consumer waste (traditional paper used for packaging is about 30%)
  • Made from an additional 10% of hemp paper 
  • Has already saved approximately 13 trees, 1,100 gallons of water, 46 pounds of solid waste, and 5,700 pounds of CO2

In addition to the above, NGS has also earned new sustainable certifications with: 

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • Processed Chlorine Free (PCF)
  • Green-e

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