REDUCING WASTE

In today's world, any responsible company has a duty to do all it can to reduce waste and prevent pollution. The future of our planet depends on our actions today! At L'OCCITANE, we've been focusing on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle for many years, but there's still more we can do. And we're working on it! 

Alarming Facts...

By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

50% of the plastic the world uses is used just once, then thrown away.

Humans have produced more plastic over the last 10 years than during the entire last century.

Our mission as a Brand

OUR AIM:
To ensure that 100% of our bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic, and 100% of our stores offer a recycling service by 2025.
Two ways to do this: 
1. Develop eco-designed packaging together
2. Be ecologically innovative!

 

REACT

AROMACHOLOGIE RANGE: 100% recycled packaging for the past 10 years!

Do you know why the bottles in the Aromachologie range have a green colour? It's because they're designed to be green! In the world of cosmetics, clear plastics are usually preferred, but we chose to use coloured bottles for this range, so we could make them from 100% recycled PET.
By 2025, we want to be using rPET in all our bottles, and we're working with Loop Industries to make this happen!
 

A PLASTIC-FREE MAILING BOX FOR A GREENER DELIVERY SERVICE!

We know we're not perfect, but we're constantly looking for ways to cut down on plastic and waste.

A recent example of this is our new Plastic-Free Mailing Box. Made from FSC-certified recycled cardboard, it's 100% recyclable and, as the name suggests, completely free of plastic. It's printed with water-based inks, which are more environmentally friendly. We've also optimized our filling process to minimize empty spaces, so there's less volume to transport. The box is quite original, as you don't open it on the side where the label is, but on the "yellow" side.

Just think sunshine! 

REDUCE

ECO-REFILLS: AN ECO-EASY WAY TO CUT DOWN ON PLASTIC!

Many of our products are available in eco-refills, which use 65 to 90% less plastic than a regular bottle. In 2017, our overall use of plastic was reduced by 7% thanks to customers opting for these eco-friendly solutions. So, when there's a choice, go for this eco-option! And you'll be glad to know that we plan to sell even more eco-refills in the future!
 
Terracycle bin in a L'Occitane store

TERRACYCLE®: OUR RECYCLING PARTNER

A pioneering (and very green!) company, TerraCycle® is the world leader in the collection and recycling of post-consumer waste that's usually considered non-recyclable. It teams up with companies who want to find ways to recycle or upcycle their waste. TerraCycle® can recycle plastic cups, toothbrushes, pens, batteries, art supplies, cigarette waste... It's an incredible list – that's incredibly long! Through partnerships with brands like L'OCCITANE, it takes used packaging and turns it into raw materials that can be used to make new items. 

Now, more than ever, we must aim for sustainable solutions, a cleaner environment and a more circular economy. TerraCycle® is helping to make this possible. 
Recycling program

NOTHING GOES TO WASTE

A Terracycle bin in a L'Occitane store

Recycling program

We've joined forces with TerraCycle® to set up a collection and recycling program, so you can bring your beauty empties to a L'OCCITANE store and give them a second life!

Recycling program
A gif with loads of upcycling ideas so no empty packaging goes to waste

Upcycling ideas

You probably already recycle as much as you can. But what about upcycling? It's a great way to reduce waste, reuse your packaging and get creative! 

Upcycling ideas

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