A guide to recycling your Flora & Curl

This guide contains helpful information on how to recycle your Flora & Curl product and delivery packaging.

After enjoying your Flora & Curl products down to the last drop, we encourage you to recycle your packaging responsibly so that it can be put to good use and repurposed, rather than putting it in the waste bin.

RE-USE - REDUCE - RECYCLE

Recycling and reducing is part of our current sustainability efforts, and it is something we’re excited to share with you. Together, we can make a real impact. In the future, we will explore ways to encourage re-using in our packaging processes.

Our product packaging is recyclable and minimal with no outer packaging, plastic seals or films and excess labels. Our delivery packaging options are eco-friendly by way of their minimalism, biodegradability and ethical sourcing.

To us, what is inside of a product is also as important as what is outside. We believe that less is more, which is why we created a streamlined hair product range with 100% biodegradable ingredients inside formulas that are potent, so that ultimately, a little goes a longer way when using Flora & Curl products.

3 steps to recycle your Flora & Curl product packaging 

1

Remove

Once you have enjoyed your Flora & Curl products to the very last drop, the packaging can be recycled and turned into a new use once it is completely emptied.

2

Rinse

Get all of the excess out, and rinse out the jar, bottle or lid with some warm water and dish washing soap. Don't worry about drying them!

3

Recycle

Place your jar or bottle separate to its lid,  in your recycling bin, ready for recycling pick-up by the local authority or for your own drop-off at your local facility. The recyclable packaging will make its way to be repurposed.

Your Flora & Curl shipping packaging

We ship your orders out using 100% biodegradable materials that are printed with plant-based ink. 

Let's break it down (literally)

We use biodegradable and recyclable shipping boxes

With minimal packaging, our FSC certified custom boxes are biodegradable and recyclable. Our custom boxes are made from 70% recycled content. The inks used on our small custom boxes are plant based, vegetable based inks such as soy, linseed, tung, castor, canola, and safflower oils. The inks used on our large, fold-up custom boxes are water based.

These inks release as little as 2-4% VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) into the atmosphere as opposed to the 30% which common petroleum based inks does. They are also a lot easier to clean during the recycling process, using only water instead of harsh chemicals.

We use biodegradable and recyclable filler material

Say hello to our new eco-friendly filler! Our rose pink packing peanuts aren't just a pretty face that matches our love for all things bright and beautiful! Our eco-friendly alternative provides durability during shipment, allowing you to receive your new F&C goodies undamaged. The peanuts are super-lightweight, odourless, completely plastic-free, 100% biodegradable, eco-friendly and compostable. Our fun option can also be dissolved in water. Simply run the tap and watch those peanuts disappear! As the peanuts are made from renewable raw materials and are coloured using food-grade colours - you do not need to worry about polluting water systems or disrupting ecosystems.

We use biodegradable and recyclable postcards, leaflets, tape and order slips

Our postcards are biodegradable and recyclable. Our U.S. sourced postcard are made from 55% of recycled content. They are coated in non-toxic water-based aqueous coating as this further fulfil its biodegradable properties! This reduces harmful carbon emissions while creating a safer work environment.

Our FSC and PEFC certified leaflets are biodegradable and recyclable. The inks used on our leaflets are plant-based.

Your order slips are also recyclable. Not to mention, our tape is made from Kraft Paper which is a minimum of 80% soft wood pulp - 100% sustainably sourced. There is no bleaching involved in the manufacture. The glue is a natural rubber adhesive and is 100% biodegradable and recyclable.

FSC & PEFC Certified Leaflets

Our leaflets and custom delivery boxes are ethically produced by FSC and our leaflets by PEFC certified suppliers.

Who are the FSC and PEFC?

The PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme) is an independent body that ensures that purchasers of wood and paper products are promoting sustainable management of forest. 

In addition to this, our suppliers also receive further sustainable materials to create our leaflets from the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). They are also a not-for-profit organisation that are constantly finding solutions to help deter further bad forestry and rewards good forestry management.

FAQ

We hope that this has helped you to gain insight into how to recycle our products.

We are still learning a great deal and are hoping to bring a lot more innovation to our products in the future to help continue to minimise our impact on the environment. 

9 easy steps

To Reduce Waste
  • Recycle your recyclable waste
  • Use reusable shopping bags
  • Opt for e-receipts
  • Plan meals to reduce food waste
  • Compost food waste 
  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Fix instead buy new
  • Buy pre-loved items
  • Buy in bulk

Even if you implement one of the above, you are contributing to a more sustainable future.