Our Packaging Solution
A clean environment is essential for healthy living so we are doing our best with how we package each and every order.
The direct or indirect impacts of packaging on the environment include soil degradation, water pollution, and the sharp reduction of scarce resources such as forests, solid waste pollution and toxic chemical pollution.
Having all of this in mind we are trying to be as eco-friendly as possible. There is always room for improvement but we would like to let you know what we do so far.
|The supplements come in a HDPE pot or tub. HDPE stands for High-Density Polyethylene and is found in containers with the recycle symbol 2. It’s common in household items like your milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles etc. We use this as HDPE is fully recyclable and keeps our products well protected.|
The packaging used to ship your items has also been well thought out and certainly evolved since we first launched HELTH.
Depending on your order size, we keep the box size completely relevant. There are a lot of companies which pack the products in large boxes to make you feel like you have more value as you do a grand reveal to reach your order. And lets be honest who doesn't like opening something? It is supported by loads of studies on the psychology of packaging.
However, we have decided to use simple small boxes as it needs fewer materials filling it and it takes up less shipping space, thus improving the carbon footprint.
Then to protect your items we use some biodegradable packing peanuts. These are made from natural, nontoxic sources, such as wheat and corn starch. They dissolve in water and can be thrown into compost piles after a single use.
All of our products are shipped through Royal Mail. We fully acknowledge the scale of Royal Mail’s operation and the significant environmental impact this will have. However, you can see the measures they have put in place to increase efficiencies and reduce their resources.
One of their goals is to reduce UKPIL carbon emissions (CO2e) by 20% by 2020-21, against a 2004-05 baseline.