With the world struggling with growing plastic and non-biodegradable waste, it is our responsibility as a company to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
We have taken the time to look into the best packaging practices, and find ways for you to recycle, re-use or biodegrade items purchased from us.
Not everything can be recycled or biodegrade, but we have made all efforts to provide options where possible.
We have kept the amount of packaging we use for our products to a minimum and have used the most eco friendly materials we can.
Supplier practices: Our overseas supply chain have facilities in place to lessen their environmental impact, including a sewage treatment set up, which prevents any chemical waste reaching the water supply. They also recycle and have a lovely vegetable garden!
Professional extensions: We have sourced recyclable packaging for these, and they are reusable. When you are finished with them, the card insert can be composted or recycled with your cardboard waste, and will the poly bags are also recyclable. You will need to check with your local council which facilities accept them. There is also Terracycle who recycle items that are not usually accepted elsewhere.
Human hair: Human hair is a great resource when no longer wanted. We have two options for recycling your extensions.
1) You can donate it to the little princesses trust, who use it to make wigs for young cancer patients. Read more here: www.littleprincesses.org.uk
2) You can donate it to Matter of Trust, an organisation who use the hair for such tasks as environmental clean ups, packing the hair into booms to soak up oils from ocean spills. Read more here: www.matteroftrust.org
Please ensure any resin is cut from the ends of the hair, and that it has been cleaned prior to sending. Check the individual websites for their shipping requirements and whether they are accepting donations at this time.
Our shipping packaging: We ship using cardboard boxes, paper padded bags, or plastic postage bags all of which can be recycled or biodegrade. Any plastic postage bags are made of 50mu coextruded film, which is 100% recyclable and degradable (check your local facilities for the correct place to recycle it), or our eco bags which are an eco-friendly alternative to standard polythene mailing bags, produced from sugar cane, the greenest material on the market. They are fully recyclable 50 micron material and they are carbon neutral – the carbon dioxide taken from the atmosphere in the growing process, offsets the carbon dioxide emitted through production and transport.
Product packaging: Please see individual bottles and tubs for recycling information, or re-use.
Whilst some items may not be able to be recycled at this time, our aim as a company is to reduce as much waste as possible, and keep you as a customer informed on all options when buying from us, so that we can supply these products responsibly.