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.

To reduce the amount of virgin plastic utilised in our packaging, at present, more than 70 per cent of PET plastic bottles produced by Aesop are made from 99.7 per cent recycled PET (rPET) sourced from Australian post-consumer kerbside recycling.

Utilising rPET over virgin PET sources effects a number of environmental benefits, including reduction in crude oil, natural gas and associated carbon dioxide emissions. Moreover, utilising rPET reduces plastic waste in landfills and natural environments.

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