Currently we are using the Earth’s natural resources faster than they are being replenished. We need to start operating within the limits of the planet, recognising that resources and materials are not limitless in supply. Single-use plastics are placing a huge amount of pressure on the environment across the world. Businesses now have a responsibility to be aware of their impact on the environment with the way they operate and actively work to reduce that impact.
One way to reduce this impact is through the concept of a circular economy. A circular economy is one where lifecycles of materials are fully maximised through continuous reuse. The team at Au Natural Skinfood are actively part of this circular economy – constantly challenging ourselves to be creative with how we can best optimise all our materials. Our products come in in reusable aluminium containers, followed by sustainable eco-refills. Not a single-use plastic bottle in sight! All Au Natural packaging and shipping materials are either reusable, recyclable or compostable.
We understand there are still improvements to be made and we hope these will eventuate as technology changes and more bio-based and compostable products become readily available. With each development, we will share our successes with you, our community. This in turn will hopefully show you ways you can make a difference in your own life too.
Our goal is for Au Natural to be an example of how a circular economy can work, in collaboration with like-minded people. We’d love to hear what you think about living in a circular economy and please share your tips if you have any! Just reach out to @AuNaturalSkinfood on Instagram or Facebook.