Ethical cleaning company, Bio-D, has seen a 100% increase in sales of its refill products over the past year.
The figures come as the world recognises Zero Waste Week, which takes place from 2–6 September and encourages people to reduce waste, save money and preserve resources.
The Hull-based business is a manufacturer of environmentally responsible, ethically sound, hypoallergenic, vegan cleaning products, producing five litre and 15 litre refill versions of their cleaning products in a bid to reduce the use of single-use plastics.
Bio-D has spent 2019 focusing on increasing the number of products available in refill sizes. The range of refills are available at selected independent stores across the country, who provide refill stations to further reduce plastic waste. This means that customers can continue to refill a single bottle multiple times, rather than buying a new one once empty. Refill bottles are also available from the Bio-D website to keep at home.
The increase is a sign that people across the UK are taking notice of the effect that single-use plastics are having on the environment and attempting to reduce their individual impact on the planet.
Lloyd Atkin, Managing Director of Bio-D, said: “One of our main values as an eco-friendly business is to help reduce waste in any way possible, so its brilliant to see that sales of our refill bottles have increased so significantly.
“Climate change is a topic very much at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and it’s great that people are taking notice and making an effort to help reduce their carbon footprint.
“We would encourage people to continue with the good work, and research other ways in which they can reduce waste and live an environmentally responsible lifestyle.”
Founded in 1989, Bio-D create cleaning products using plant-based and naturally derived ingredients, and 100% recyclable bottled packaging. Over 84% of bottled packaging is also created from recycled materials that may have otherwise ended up in landfill.
Last year saw Bio-D also sign up to The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Drawing a line in the sand and supporting a vision where plastics never become waste, businesses that have signed up to the commitment aim to eliminate single-use plastics from their operations and invest in new technology so that 100% of their packaging can be recycled by 2025.
Zero Waste Week helps householders, businesses, organisation, schools, universities and community groups waste less. With a mission to empower people to rethink rubbish as a valuable resource, encouraging the population to make small changes that lead to more sustainable consumption patterns.