What Does Going Beyond Sustainable Look Like?
by Jessica Deseo on 02/28/2019 | 2 Minute Read
Session Title: What Does Going Beyond Sustainable Look Like?
Lush Co-Founder and MD Mark Constantine has been quoted as saying:
"In Lush, we work in an industry where the packaging costs the customer more than the product. Now, the customer needs to worry about how to recycle something they didn’t want to buy in the first place. This seems like a raw deal to us. If we can cut out all the plastic packaging, we can give our customers better value for money."
The impact of plastic on the planet is being widely discussed now, however reducing packaging is something Lush has been working on for many, many years. Plastic itself isn’t the problem, it’s a durable material that’s fabulous for structures and products that are meant to last, but it’s widely being used for single-use packaging and disposable items, creating waste that won’t break down for centuries. Its proper disposal is simply not a priority, as evidenced by the estimated five trillion pieces of it floating in our oceans, poisoning marine life and disrupting ecosystems.