If you haven’t heard of Lush before it is a beauty brand that makes their products from fresh organic fruit and vegetables, essential oils and safe synthetics. They are a cruelty free brand that supports amazing animal charity’s and a lot of their products are vegan. They treat all their staff fairly from the people they get the ingredients from to the people selling them in stores.
I have used Lush products on and off for years but I’ve recently started buying a lot more of their products as the brand stand behind everything I believe in.
The biggest reason why I switched a lot of my beauty products to lush is because of the packaging. It is all recyclable and can be taken back to store for them to reuse. They have a great scheme in which you take 5 of their black pots back and get a free fresh face mask in return which I think is a great incentive.
On the bottom of each pot is a number which lets you know how many times that pot has been recycled, I’ve had pots that have been recycled up to 6 times before!
57 Million tonnes of rubbish is disposed in landfills each year, 45% of that is made up of product packaging! Thankfully lush save nearly 6 million plastic bottles globally from selling shampoo bars alone! That is a huge amount and isn’t the only thing they sell that has no packaging, about half of Lush products can be taken home package free. If a product is in packaging it can either be reused, recycled or composted.
The total recycled content in all Lush packaging is about 89% (including paper bags, aluminium tins, gift wrap, ribbons, boxes, tags and inserts). That means that for every tonne of material bought, 900kg come from recycled sources.
- Pots and bottles are made with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, saving about 65 tons of Carbon Dioxide and 90 tonnes of virgin plastic, or 800 barrels of oil, each year.
- Carrier bags are made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper, saving 100 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide each year.
- Gifts are lovingly wrapped with recycled paper and protected using Ecoflow; which is made from potato starch and is 100% biodegradable.
For me it is a no brainier to buy as many of my beauty products as possible from Lush, I am trying to reduce how much single use plastic I use and this helps massively.
Lush packaging is only one amazing reason to shop with them, there are so many more too. Their products are amazing, they use fantastic ingredients, the staff are so friendly and helpful plus the brand does so much more for the world than just recycle. I will probably do some more posts on reasons to shop with them as well as my favourite Lush products.
Are you a Lush fan? What are you doing to help reduce plastic waste?