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World's first compostable refill developed by local skincare company

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Newly launched Christchurch skincare brand Au Natural Skinfood develops world’s first compostable sachet to refill their products, in an effort to reduce single-use plastic pollution. 

AúNatural Skinfood takes a bold step towards reducing single-use plastic pollution by using plant based eco-friendly refills for their skincare range and by working on world’s first compostable skincare refill sachet.

The brand currently provides their subscription-based skincare range in reusable aluminium containers that can be refilled through plant-based eco-refills made from annually renewable sources and biodegradable into carbon dioxide or water. 

 The current plant-based eco refill is carbon negative, this means it takes more carbon out of the atmosphere than it actually uses to produce. The AúNatural team are working with a European company on a100% compostable refill that is safe to use with wet goods such as skincare products. 

 "The issue we faceis that wet goods break down the compostablematerials that are currently available on the market, which makes them impossible to use with our skincare products" says Tony Ahern, CEO and Founder of AúNatural Skinfood. 

 "We are thrilled to work on aground-breaking solution, and although we are not there yet, we are determined to make even the smallest component of our brand 100% eco-friendly."The brand’s refilling system saves on average 1,400 plastic containers per person, which is an enormous help towards the solution of the plastic pollution problem the planet is facing. 

 AúNatural also ships their orders in compostable courier bags, reusable or recyclable cardboard courier boxes, and uses a reusable cotton carry-bag instead of plastic packaging fillers, which make the brand an end-to-end eco-friendly skincare service.

 AúNatural Skinfood’s move comes in response to the increasing concern regarding world plastic pollution, and to the limited involvement of the beauty industry in the matter. Research shows that the average person purchases roughly 2,500 bottles of skincare products throughout his/her life without including makeup.

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