Hull-based green cleaning company Bio-D is one of the leading businesses in a global drive towards eliminating plastic pollution. Bio-D signed up to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global commitment on plastic in October 2018.
As part of the commitment, companies across the world pledged to use an average of 25% recycled content in their plastic packaging by 2025. Bio-D, however, set its own higher target of 75% - which has now been reached after making the switch on lines from spray bottles to small refill containers. The recycled packaging can then be used, refilled or recycled once again as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment.
Lloyd Atkin, managing director of Bio-D, said: “Shocking images of waste in our oceans shown by programmes like Blue Planet have really highlighted the scale of the plastic problem facing our planet, and this has helped drive demand for change from the public. As an ethical business that has been working to offer consumers a naturally-derived alternative to regular cleaning products since 1989, it’s always been our ethos to create products that are safe for both the environment and user and that goes so much further than just the ingredients that go into them. Alongside our promise to only use ethically sourced ingredients which are vegan friendly, cruelty-free and have full traceability, the majority of our packaging is now made from plastic waste which might otherwise have gone to landfill.”