From recycling our pill pots to offsetting our plastic footprint, Myvitamins is constantly working to eliminate waste. Here’s everything you need to know about our plastic reduction initiatives.
Our Pill Pots
As our most common form of packaging, it’s really important to us that our pill pots are sustainably produced.
Our pots are 100% recyclable in the UK at curbside and they’re currently made from 50% PCR (post-consumer resin.) PCR comes from plastic that has been discarded and recycled for use in the production of new plastic. There are several benefits to using this material, including:
- PCR reduces virgin plastic production and consumption.
- PCR reuses recovered plastics including single-use items.
- PCR can be recycled again for manufacturing.
- PCR plastics don’t require any further depletion of fossil fuels.
But what about the other parts of our packaging?
Our Shot Bottles
Our bottle lids and shot bottles are made from PP plastic and are recycle-ready. You’ll need to check your local centre before recycling as not all UK waste facilities can sort these.
We take pride in using sustainable packaging materials for our products. Our pouches, sachets, stick packs, and sprays are made from a combination of recyclable materials, ensuring that they can be disposed of responsibly after use. By using these materials, we are contributing to a cleaner and greener future together.
Whilst to recycle our pill pots you currently need to remove the label; we’ve been refining our labelling process to make it more sustainable. This includes our label backing.
Normally, the carrier paper on the back of labels is coated with glassin and ends up in landfill after use. In 2020, we partnered with a recycling plant to remove this coating and ensure they’re disposed of correctly. We’ve recycled 90 tonnes of label backing so far.
A Sustainable Future
We’ve made huge sustainability steps this year, but we want to do more. By 2023, we’ve pledged that all of our packaging will be 100% recyclable or reusable. Our long term goal is for all of our pill pots to have 100% PCR content.
Our Sustainability: RePurpose
At our company, we are committed to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. That’s why we have partnered with RePurpose, an organization dedicated to removing plastic waste from the environment. Through this partnership, we are paying for the removal of an equivalent amount of plastic waste to what we generate through our packaging. By supporting RePurpose’s initiatives, we are taking tangible steps towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.
While our partnership with RePurpose is ending at the end of this year, we are proud of the impact we have made through our collaboration. By focusing on removing plastic waste from the environment, RePurpose is helping to create a greener and more sustainable world, and we are proud to have supported their efforts. For more information on our commitment to sustainability, please visit our blog.
Here at Myvitamins, we want to make sustainability simple, and this includes our plastic waste. We’re working hard make our products 100% recyclable and are using our partnerships to support communities across the globe. Find out more about our other sustainability commitments, here.