Why are some Aesop products housed in plastic rather than glass?

Our decision to use plastic is not made lightly, rather it constitutes a convergence of our packaging principles, stringent compatibility testing and the pragmatic acknowledgement that this material offers a lightweight, eminently portable and safe option for products frequently used for travel or in wet areas.   

Recycled PETprovides a lightweight, durable and safe material to houseour formulations. Bottles are manufactured using aminimum of 97 per cent recycled content sourced from post-consumer kerbside recycling.In partnering with our suppliers to use recycled PET in our packaging, Aesop has contributed to creating demand and value for material that would otherwise be going to landfill, which in turn helps to create circular systems. ​ 

 

Recycled PET affords additional environmental savings byminimisingproduct wastage from breakages andfreight emissionswhencomparedto aheavier material such as glass.When compared to virgin PETmaterial, recycled PETeffects an overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.  

 

Currently more than 80 per cent of ourPET bottles have transitioned to recycled PET, an initiative which contributes to our target of100 per cent of packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. 

 

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