Since then, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has estimated that by 2050 plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish. Coupled with the knowledge that only a small proportion of plastic is currently recycled, packaging (particularly plastic) is a priority on The Somerset Toiletry Company’s new sustainability program. In terms of packaging, the company is committed to three key areas of focus: Research, reduce, recycle.
According to Somerset, BDP is an organic ingredient for plastic that makes it irresistible to microbes. For example, should a plastic bottle not be recycled, microbes will consume it in a landfill, soil or the ocean within a few years rather than centuries, leaving only natural remnants. BDP has been added to hand wash, body lotion and shower gel bottles and caps in the Plum Violet collection. Company executives are committed to the use of BDP and/or other sustainable materials as and when they become available.
“We are on a path to ensure we become as environmentally sustainable as quickly as we can, as innovative new materials emerge,” said Chairman Sakina Buoy.
The Somerset Toiletry Co produces beautifully fragranced, yet affordable cruelty-free body care and home fragrance. Developing own-branded toiletries, as well as private label for leading retail groups, products are available from selected stores nationwide or online at thesomersettoiletryco.co.uk.