The 2020 Initiative represents the final stage of our product life-cycle (STAGE 3), in which our partners and customers play a fundamental role that can help us Close the Loop by preventing the formation of waste and prolonging the life-time of our packaging.
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We believe recycling should be the very last option. The high quality of our packaging was selected with one chief purpose: to retain its value and function for a very long time, if not forever. We do not want our packaging to end in the Ocean! Here is where your role becomes decisive to our success.
Since the foundation of our company a year ago, we have been taking cautious steps to prevent the formation of waste, save energy, and offer the highest quality while narrowing down our loops. However, to convert entirely to the circular economy, we require your help.
TIPS ⎪ WHAT YOU CAN DO
To extend the lifetime of our packaging and eliminate waste, you can reuse the container for your own purpose. If you do not desire to reuse the packaging, follow the steps below.
PRE-COLLECTION STAGE ⎪ WHAT YOU CAN DO
❀ Once your skincare product from Phaedra Botanicals is all used up, unmount the bottle completely. The primary packaging is glass. Soak all parts together in warm, soapy water for 15 minutes to be able to remove the label.
❀ Remove the label from the violet glass container.
❀ Wash all parts with warm, soapy water, using a sponge and cleaning brush for glass straw for the pipette.
❀ Place all parts on a dry clean cloth and let dry completely.
❀ Make sure the interior of the glass is thoroughly dry.
❀ Wrap each part separately in a newspaper or any other paper, place in an envelope and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the closest pick-up point address to your location, mentioning the number of shipped containers.* We will inform you within 72 hours about the shipping address.
*Please, if you purchase our products regularly, make sure to ship more bottles in bulk to prevent unnecessary shipping of each container.
COLLECTION STAGE ⎪ WHY TO DO IT
By shipping the container back to us, you prevent the formation of waste. You also prolong the lifetime of the packaging, avoiding the use of new resources while retaining value.
POST-COLLECTION STAGE ⎪ WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Phaedra Botanicals will subsequently follow the steps that prevent the formation of waste. These steps include:
❀ Proper sterilization of the glass that will return to circulation.
❀ Proper disposal of the containers that are not fit to return to circulation - recycling.
❀ Collection and delivery of small plastic sealing parts to businesses that up-cycle Polyolefin to create new products and prevent waste.
We want to thank everyone who will join our 2020 Initiative in advance for helping us adapt to more proper business practices.