Happy 1st Birthday to our Bottle Recycling Program !
In case this is the first time you're reading about our program, in Australia sunscreen is classified as a therapeutic good, meaning it needs to be packaged in either glass, aluminium or food-grade virgin plastic. To date we haven’t found a suitable alternative to our plastic packaging, however we have found a way to recycle our used packaging & help close the loop on a circular economy.
We have teamed up with Precious Plastic Margaret River and PP Melbourne to help us recycle our empty sunscreen bottles, tubes & lids and turn them into new, reusable plastic items, like this comb!
Initially our Bottle Recycling Program began as a way to simply encourage proper recycling practices amongst our customers, as the world of recycling can be quite complex, differing from council to council. This program has been set up as not-for-profit, where we purchase each of the recycled combs made by Precious Plastic Margaret River at retail price in support of their program.
To return your empty packaging, download your FREE shipping label and return to our HQ here in Dunsborough, WA. We'll clean them and take them over to our friends at PPMR.
If you'd prefer to drop your empty packaging to a Bottle Collection Point, you can search your postcode in our Stockist Map to find a collection point near you.
During the recent WSL Rottnest Pro, our combs were tested and loved by female surfing professionals Stephanie Gilmore, Sage Erickson and Laura Enever.
Changing a person’s habits is one of the hardest things to do as a brand. Our initial goal was to start small by encouraging our customers to return their used sunscreen bottles and hopefully inspire a chain reaction towards proper recycling practices. You've all done well so far, so now our goal for this 2022 financial year is to double the amount of collection points we have across Australia to offer you recyclers more opportunity to return your bottles, tubes and lids. So join the ride and help us close the loop on a circular economy!
Every little action a person does to protect the earth accumulates as a community, so let’s do our bit together!