We commit to change all our packaging to be reusable, recyclable, recycled, refillable or recoverable before 2030.
Did you know that packaging accounts for over half the plastic waste that’s ever been created?* At Nu Skin, we are committed to doing our part and that’s why we’re working to reduce our packaging.
For example, just by decreasing the carton size on our ageLOC® LumiSpa® device, we’re saving 178 tons of paper annually, which is the equivalent of approximately 3,017 trees. As we roll out both primary and secondary packaging reductions in the next three years, we anticipate saving at least 63 tons of plastic and 311 tons of paper. That’s a lot of plastic and a lot of trees!
* Based on a study conducted at University of Plymouth
A new study found that by 2015, an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic had been produced, seventy-five percent of which has become plastic waste*. That is a lot of garbage. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Plastic is a useful and sometimes necessary part of our lives so what do we do about this problem?
We believe that it is important to recognize the value of plastic as a renewable resource. Post-consumer recycled plastic, or PCR, is plastic that has already been used once but, when properly recycled, can be used again to create something new. We are striving to increase the amount of PCR in our products to help remove excess plastic waste from landfills while still maintaining high quality products that support a healthier Earth.
So far, we’ve implemented 25 percent PCR in twelve of our product containers which resulted in 18 tons of reclaimed plastic and that is just the beginning!
Another important part of responsible consumption is what consumers do with their products. We want to make sure that our consumers are empowered to make sustainable choices and strive to increase the ease of recyclability for our consumers.