The Nutrimetics sustainability report

Our green initiatives for an eco-friendly future 
Caroline Davies

Written by Caroline Davies

This month is both World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, so what better time to dive into Nutrimetics’ green initiatives? For over 50 years, we have cared deeply about the impact our business has on people’s lives and also the environment, too. The impact of the beauty industry is something we take seriously and we're constantly working to reduce our footprint. This year we’re challenging ourselves to become more eco-conscious in every area, from ingredients sourcing, packaging, shipping, and everything else along the way. Here are some of the many steps we’re taking to create a more sustainable future.

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Better recycling

Our goal is to make continuous improvements with product packaging. We strive to use more eco-friendly, renewable, and recyclable materials wherever we can. Most our packaging can be recycled. This includes packaging made of glass, tubes, jars, bottles and cardboard packaging that can be easily placed into council provided recycling bins for kerb side recycling. The past few years we’ve seen a huge reduction in waste paper too, thanks to digital shoppable brochures. We are also recognised as a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation. APCO is a not for profit organisation partnering with government and industry to reduce the environmental impact of packaging in Australian communities.

 

Eco minded product design 💡

From the beginning to the end of our product journeys, we strive to make the most eco-friendly choices possible. We’re always looking for solutions to reduce plastic and we plan to add some refillable products to our ranges. Replenishing your beauty products with refills means an eco-friendly regime for you - and less waste for the planet. Our formulas are also created with clean, safe, plant-derived ingredients and we also source many local ingredients too to help reduce our carbon footprint.

 

Green science🔬

Many of the ingredients we source are harvested sustainably, using methods that protect biodiversity. We also never use Sulphates, Parabens, microbeads or microplastics that can cause harm to the environment. Many of our ingredients are also sourced with renewable processes that create minimal waste. With preservation and protection of the ocean in mind, some of our ocean ingredients (like the ‘Red Seaweed’ in Platinum Power Lift & Firm Power Masque) are cultivated with sustainable biotechnology. We also recognise the importance of conserving water usage. That’s why products like Ultra Care+ Super-C & Retinol Serum are designed with waterless formulas.

 

Efficient delivery

We are all about less air shipments for a smaller carbon footprint and we always strive to find the most efficient ways to deliver your orders. We’re manufactured in New Zealand and designed in Australia, so our emissions from shipping and transporting are lower versus international global brands. If an air shipment is necessary, we look for ways to consolidate shipments where possible.

 

Cruelty free, always and forever 🐾

Finally, let’s not forget we’re Peta approved and have been cruelty free since the very beginning. Most of our products are also vegan friendly, too.  

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FUN FACT

Did you know Beautyheaven named us on their Earth Day list for top eco-friendly beauty brands?

 

Sustainable favourites for you

Less plastic IRYNA Cofffee Scrub

 

IRYNA Coconut & Coffee Creamy Body Scrub

Contributing to less to landfill waste, the squeezy pouch packaging means less plastic and less waste. It’s also the ultimate way to perk up skin all over and target cellulite with Arabica roasted Coffee Grounds.

 Magic erasers for less waste

Magic Erasers

Single use face wipes and cotton pads are wasteful. These eco-friendly magic circles are washable & reusable, better for planet earth and make taking off your make-up a breeze.

 Retinol and Vitamin C super ingredients

Ultra Care+ Super-C & Retinol Serum

This super Serum is a powerful blend of superstar skincare ingredients to target multiple skin concerns. To conserve water, we designed this serum to be waterless, too. The ingredients are undiluted, making the actives perform better, Vitamin C especially.

NutriClean range

NutriClean formulas

Concentrated to last, OLC formulas are biodegradable, cost-effective and long lasting. OLC formulas help reduce household waste and single use plastics, plus by replacing spray chemical-heavy cleaners with NutriClean, you’ll also help improve your home’s indoor air quality.

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NEW NutriClean Cloths

In Australia, 50 million tonnes of waste is being produced each year. Traditional cleaning products and cloths are disposable. Just think how many paper towels, sponges, disposable wipes and bottles of all-purpose kitchen spray you throw in the bin each year? That’s why investing in NEW NutriClean Cloths is the best choice for your home and the planet – giving you superior cleaning results and a smaller footprint.

Fabrics that last
They’re reusable and made from quality, durable material. Our fabrics are made with special weave materials that have been rigorously tested and designed to go the distance. They will outlast any sponge or cloth bought at the supermarket.


Less chemicals
Cleaning with traditional products means using chemical formulas that run out quickly and require excess packaging that ultimately becomes waste. Reusable cleaning products like NutriClean Cloths mean replacing harsh chemicals and disposable packaging.


Use alone or with OLC formulas
These cloths are advanced enough to clean without needing any toxic chemicals. Use alone or with our famous and biodegradable OLC formula (Original Lotion Concentrate) for the most effective, incredible results. When teamed with water, they’ll still loosen, lift and remove stubborn dirt, cleaning bacteria from surfaces effortlessly.


Money & time savers
Reusable cleaning cloths are an initial but very small investment that will save you money over time. Plus cleaning with reusable products is faster, there’s no need for multiple different detergents. Simply wet, wipe and dry.

See them in action

 

 

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