As part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our impact on the environment, we aim to become a carbon-neutral organisation by the end of 2022.
Our commitment to a more sustainable approach to plastic packaging begins with the transformation of our entire product range to ocean recycled or plant-based plastic – all 100% recyclable
We have worked closely with our partners to produce the most advanced ocean waste collection and recycling technology to produce the highest quality medical packaging.
We’re looking to the future of sustainable plastic production, utilising a method that produces a carbon-negative plastic—meaning we can actually remove harmful CO2 from the planet’s atmosphere.
The amount of plastic you will help us remove from the world’s oceans in 2020
The amount of CO2 you’ll help us remove from the planet’s atmosphere in 2020
Every piece of paper or card that is produced and used by BetterYou is 100% guaranteed sustainable or from recycled stock – across every aspect of our business.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) mark is your guarantee that the paper you are holding comes from responsibly managed forests. FSC certified forest operations must meet demanding environmental, social and economic requirements, as confirmed by an independent inspection, such as the Soil Association. The FSC mark is your guarantee that paper comes from responsibly managed forests.
This is what makes the FSC system unique and ensures that forests are well-managed from the protection of indigenous people’s rights to the methods of felling trees. Only forests that meet these strict standards are given FSC certification and BetterYou only utilises paper and card allowed to carry the FSC label.
As a brand, we have always been against the use of palm oil in our products due to the destructive nature of its harvesting, its contribution to climate change and habitat destruction—and can proudly say that we have always been palm oil free.
The extensive use of palm oil means that it is found in a growing number of cosmetic and food products consumed globally, often under an amended name or in the form of derivatives which do not need to be declared within ingredient listings. This makes it incredibly difficult to make informed purchasing decisions.
BetterYou guarantees that we investigate the origin of every ingredient we use ensuring that it has not been exposed to palm oil derivatives at any point in its life. We are delighted to say that we have been awarded the International Palm Oil Free Certificate for our work in this area.
Look out for the Palm-Oil Free logo on packs.
The UK currently has a completely disengaged policy for household and commercial recycling with individual local authorities often selling the service to a ‘highest bidder’ rather than operating as part of a national programme.
Some authorities offer an excellent service while others will send up to 70% of household waste intended for recycling directly to landfill. Many of our customers are unsure as to the type of plastic their authority will allow for collection!
We are petitioning for a government-driven national programme for recycling with published performance measures, public and commercial education programmes and an incentivised plastic recycling scheme.
Together we can make even more of a positive change. Download our eBook to learn more about the Better Planet Project and join our mailing list for updates and information on how you can get involved.