Did you know, according to a recent government report, the UK produces 26 million tonnes of waste per year, and only 12 million tonnes get recycled? This means a whopping 14 million tonnes are still sent to landfill.
We recycle just 45% of plastics in the UK, which means that 55% of all our plastic waste ends up in landfills, or indeed, the ocean. As our awareness of the impact on the environment increases, it’s important to take every opportunity you can to make the right decisions when it comes to sustainability. Lyreco are passionate about doing our part to combat these linear shopping habits, with a more sustainable alternative.
In line with our 2025 Circular Economy Pledge, Lyreco are partnering with Loop, a global reuse platform – as the first business to business organisation to offer a sustainable, circular shopping cycle. In this proof of concept trial, Hand Soap and Hand Sanitisers will be sold in bespoke reusable packaging, in an aim to reduce packaging waste across the supply chain.
How does Lyreco’s proof of concept trial with Loop work?
During this trial, customers will place an order through our easy-to-use webshop. The product will be delivered, along with a re-usable tote-bag, in which the empty containers will go back in after use. The products will be used until empty, but then instead of throwing the empty packaging away, the customers will let Lyreco know the products are ready to be taken away, cleaned, refilled and re-used – eliminating the culture of single-use items.
Lyreco are moving towards operating even more sustainably; providing end of life collection and recovery on a range of products, phasing out single use plastics in our offices and removing all non-circular packaging from the products that we sell. Of course, the bottles used in our trial with Loop, are no exception. Made of a heavy-duty, stainless-steel, the bottles will be used, professionally cleaned, refilled and reused up to 100 times.
To read more about our partnership with Loop, click here.
As a company, sustainability always has, and always will be at the heart of everything we do. Since 2010, we’ve cut down our CO2 emissions by 57%, while continuing to offer a one-stop shop for businesses across the globe. Sustainability and innovation are at the forefront of our initiative – and we’ve always been driven by a simple philosophy we refer to as Lyreco Goodness.
Lyreco Goodness is about always doing the right thing – not just for our customers but for our people, our communities, and our planet. Across our people, our partners, our community and through our actions, our spirit of Lyreco Goodness is helping us drive to create a better tomorrow for everyone. Lyreco’s partnership with Loop is an exciting next step towards a greener future for all of our customers.
To read more about our Lyreco Goodness and our Sustainability insights, click here.