We are conscious that our packaging still has an impact on the environment and we have implemented several key initiatives to improve the sustainability of our packaging, including:
- Reducing the weight of our PET packaging using 10-40 per cent less plastic than earlier versions
- Redesigning our online shipping boxes and gift boxes in 2017 to utilise 100 per cent post-consumer, recycled content, which is itself 100% recyclable
- Transitioning the content of over 80% of PET bottles produced by Aesop to 99.7 per cent post-consumer recycled PET in early 2019; and
- The launch of an inaugural packaging bring-back programme in Hong Kong in late 2018. The trial has commenced in Hong Kong and we will consider introducing a similar scheme in other markets where we can establish a positive environmental benefit.
Aesop is a signatory of the Australian Packaging Covenant, which promotes packaging sustainability.