As often as possible, we try to create products that don’t require any packaging at all. For the products that require packaging, we use 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic to make the pots, bottles and lids that house them. Our Buying team is continually working behind the scenes with our suppliers to make our pots as environmentally friendly as possible.
At Lush, all of our primary packaging is post-consumer recycled. This means that the plastic comes from recycled material—straight from the recycling bin, collected through local recycling programs, and sent to recycling facilities. This is different from post-industrial material, which is waste generated from the original manufacturing process and that’s used again in the same material. Both of these materials are more environmentally-friendly as they reduce the need for extracting finite resources (e.g. virgin plastic).
What goes around, comes around
Bring five of our empty black or clear pots to any of our shops, and we’ll give you a free fresh face mask. We send your old pots to our supplier to regrind and remold them so a whole new batch of pots is born. Once the recycled pots arrive at our factory, we fill them with our products and send them straight to our shops across North America. To ensure they’re as environmentally-friendly as possible, we encourage all our customers to take advantage of our Pot Return program.