Sustainability - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - The Honey Collection

Sustainability - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

As a company who makes things, waste is inevitable. 

What we can do, and what we are doing, is working hard to limit our impact by reducing, reusing and recycling. We work hard to keep our business as eco friendly as possible, and we think we're doing a pretty darn good job, although there is always room for improvement! 

Here’s where we’re at now:

  • We choose high-integrity materials that are more readily recyclable. That includes aluminium, paper, glass, and plastics like PETE, HDPE and PP, with as much PCR as possible. Once our packaging has served its initial purpose, if we’ve made it easy to recycle, then we’ve made it easier for you to help us close the loop.
  • We’re working with local suppliers. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we make every effort to work with local suppliers right here in New Zealand.. Our cardboard shippers and the product unit cartons are sourced and made in New Zealand. Not to mention all of our skincare is formulated, packed and stored here in new Zealand too; no international outsourcing here!

  • You can be sure that your order will arrive with no new plastic packaging. We recycle 99% of our packing materials, including the boxes and void fill where possible. Where it's not possible to reuse packaging, we  source cardboard and paper that is FSC certified, and always use the smallest amount.

Here’s where we’re heading:

  • We have an exciting redesign of both our artwork and packaging coming VERY SOON! This new packaging is not only far more eco-friendly, but it's also more sustainable and formula-friendly. I can't tell you much more, but gosh I can't wait to show you all!
  • We're working on lowering our Carbon Footprint. While we already implement many sustainability practices we are proud of, one of the largest challenges is simply measuring our current impact. We cannot say that we are carbon neutral until we have a deep understanding of what our current impact is, which involves so many variables!