Case Study – The Body Shop

WHAT DOES OUR ECO-CONSCIOUS SYMBOL MEAN?

Every product we use has consequences for the planet, from the shampoo we wash down the plughole to the packaging we throw away.
We’re working hard to help protect the planet, and one of the ways we are doing this is by introducing an eco-conscious standard. This symbol appears on products that meet our stringent set of environmental criteria.

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MEETS STRICT BIODEGRADABILITY STANDARDS

A substance is defined as biodegradable if more than 60% of it is broken down into simpler chemicals within 28 days by living organisms generally found within the environment. A substance is non-persistent if it is capable of decomposing rapidly under natural conditions.

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The Body Shops eco friendly icons

LIMITS PACKAGING WASTE

We aim to use the minimum amount of packaging materials for products. We measure the weight and volume of packaging relative to its contents, and our pack-to-content ratio will never exceed 0.2 grams of packaging per gram of product. We also use post-consumer recyclate (PCR) in packaging wherever possible, and if the primary pack uses paper and/or card, it is from an FSC-certified source.

Brushes

Eco Friendly hair brushes with limited packaging

(http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/values/ProtectPlanet.aspx)

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