According to National Geographic, 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic has been produced since the 1950’s and 6.3 billion metric tonnes has become waste mainly due to it being made up of single-use plastic packaging. Of that only 9% has been recycled with the rest ending up in landfill and eventually our oceans. Plastic takes 400 years to biodegrade so we have a huge problem on our hands unless we reverse the situation.
At Z Lab we feel it is no longer good enough to just have recyclable packaging so we have implemented the following strategies:
- Our packaging is designed to be as minimalist as possible. Products are placed directly into their final external packaging ‘naked’ without any additional plastic clear wrapping.
- Where possible for multiple product orders we put them in the same packaging for delivery.
- All our packaging is 100% recyclable.
We will continually review and assess our packaging to see where we can innovate and improve.