2019 - WHAT ARE WE ACHIEVING
All new goggle products (produced from January 2019) will be sold in the NEW Trap Blister or Cardboard Window Box style packaging, which will reduce the plastic used by 57%.
80% of our packaging will include disposal or recovery labels to encourage customers to act responsibly post purchase.The goggle casing can be cut out and used as a sealable goggle case.
Smaller goggle packaging styles also means lower transport emissions when being shipped.
THE RECYCLED AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS WE USE
PETE – Polyethylene Terephthalate, commonly used for soft drink bottles, cooking oil bottles etc. We use 50% RECYCLED PET for our goggles and other clam pack packaging which is also recyclable.
Printed cards and Paper: All printed materials we produce use recycled card/paper with a recycled content of no less than 30%.
100% BIODEGRABLE PLASTIC BAGS
Plastic bags are by far the largest proportion of single-use plastics.
We’re introducing new 100% biodegradable plastic bags to protect our swimwear when it is shipped. These new eco-bags safely degrade in the presence of oxygen, helping to reduce landfill volume.
We’re transitioning to eco-friendly hangers (fully in place for the second half of 2019) which are made from recycled post-consumer waste like flower pots, toys and seeding containers.
AUSTRALIAN PACKAGING CONVENANT
Zoggs is proud to be a member of The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC), a sustainable packaging initiative which aims to change the culture of business to design more sustainable packaging, increase recycling rates and reduce packaging litter.
For the 2018 APCO Annual Report, Zoggs Australia Pty Ltd has achieved Level 3 (Advanced) for the core criteria within the APCO Packaging Sustainability Framework. Click here to download the ‘2018 Australian Packaging Covenant Report‘.
To find out more about the APC click here