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

Our decision to use plastic is not made lightly and is the 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, amenities or shower-use.

Recycled PET provides a lightweight, durable and safe material to house our formulations​. Bottles are manufactured using a minimum 97% recycled material sourced from post-consumer curb side recycling. In partnering with our suppliers, Aesop has helped create 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, minimising product wastage from breakages and freight emissions when compared to a heavier material such as glass. When compared to virgin PET material, recycled PET provides an overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

In early 2020 over 70% of our PET bottles have transitioned to recycled PET, an initiative which contributes to our target of 100% of packaging to be reuseable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

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