NEEK’S dedication to sustainability permeates every aspect of our process, from ethically sourced ingredients to the eco-friendly mailing boxes that reach your doorstep. Here’s how;
Ethically Sourced: A key focus is prioritising fair trade, cruelty-free, natural ingredients along with supporting our local economy. Proudly Made in Australia, Certified by Choose Cruelty-Free and FSC.
100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free: Crafted using plant-based ingredients and natural oils, reduces the environmental impact associated with traditional make up. Embracing 100% vegan beauty helps protect animals, our planet, and its diverse ecosystems. #testedonsistersnotanimals
Renewable Resources: We use bamboo as our main packaging material because it is durable and can be used over and over, it is also biodegradable and has a rapid growth rate making it highly renewable. Where we are unable to use bamboo, we use a bioplastic made using fermentable sugars from edible polysaccharide derived from sugarcane (also a renewable raw material and durable for reuse). Produced using carbon neutral energy, compatible with existing recycling stream and biodegradable making them more sustainable choices compared to conventional plastics made from fossil fuels.
Biodegradability: Bamboo is biodegradable and can decompose, further minimising its ecological footprint. Our inner tubes are also biodegradable, which means it can break down naturally into harmless components, reducing its environmental impact.
Lower Carbon Footprint: The production of our packaging has a lower carbon footprint compared to traditional plastic packaging. Bamboo is carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative, absorbing more carbon dioxide during growth than is emitted during processing. Bioplastic production emits fewer greenhouse gases than the production of petroleum-based plastics.
Refillable and Reusable: NEEK lipstick tubes are designed to be refilled, reducing the need for new packaging with each purchase. This promotes the reuse of packaging and minimizes waste.
Circular Economy: Our packaging aligns with the principles of a circular economy by promoting recycling, repurposing, and minimising waste in the product lifecycle.
Transparency: Listing full ingredients empowers our customers to make informed choices about our products, encouraging ingredient awareness and education - contributing to a more sustainable future.
Waste Reduction: When it comes to waste reduction, we walk the talk. NEEK implements waste reduction strategies into everyday practices by:
- Developing multi-purpose products to help you buy and waste less.
- Designing refillable high-quality packaging.
- Using recyclable, biodegradable materials.
- Limiting the use of plastic, over-packaging and waste as much as possible, within the standard retail regulations.
- Operating to our fullest extent as a paper-free organisation.
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