Bio-D introduces 100% recycled packaging

Bio-D introduces 100% recycled packaging

As global concern over plastic packaging continues to rise, the Yorkshire-based company – which produces more than 20 product lines, from washing up liquid to floor cleaner - hopes that the introduction of the new packaging will encourage other brands to follow its lead.

Currently, much of the packaging used for similar household products is recyclable but is still made from a large amount of newly-produced, ‘virgin’ materials.

By contrast, the new packaging from Bio-D is helping to reduce the amount of waste in landfill and reduce overall energy consumption by minimising its use of virgin plastics.

Bio-D’s managing director Lloyd Atkin said: “The issue of plastic waste is always high on the green agenda, as the amount that the world’s population collectively uses and wastes currently shows no sign of slowing, sadly.

“At Bio-D, we’re passionate about making products that ‘don’t cost the earth’ and want to lead by example in helping to make a difference; this is consistent across all of our production processes, from the ingredients we use in our detergents to how we make our bottles.”

The new packaging is being introduced across the majority of Bio-D products; the company is working towards an entire range packaged in 100% recycled materials by the end of 2018.

Bio-D was formed in Hull, Yorkshire in 1989 after its founder sought greener alternative solutions to standard home cleaning products, which often contain the same harmful chemicals as industrial cleaners that require the use of safety equipment.

Today, Bio-D produces a growing range of hypoallergenic, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly products, made from sustainable, naturally-derived raw materials.

The Bio-D range is free from synthetic fragrances, preservatives and enzymes. All products are approved by Cruelty Free International and the Vegan Society, and its fragrance-free products are accredited by Allergy UK.

Published: 05 January 2018

Article by Chris Middleton
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