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Hull Ethical Cleaning Company Celebrates 30 Years With Greenest Ever Year
18 December 2019
Bio-D cuts virgin plastic by a fifth and introduces recycled packaging across consumer product range.
An ethical cleaning company which creates environmentally friendly products is celebrating its 30th anniversary by enjoying its greenest ever year.
Bio-D was launched in 1989 to deliver naturally-derived products that don’t cost the Earth in any sense.
It uses biodegradable and ethically-sourced ingredients that are vegan and cruelty-free as well as offering a hypoallergenic range that is Allergy UK certified.
The independently owned company is also leading the way in the fight against plastic waste and was one of the founding signatories of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Global Commitment on plastic in 2018.
It has now introduced packaging made from 100 per cent recycled post-consumer waste plastic across its entire consumer range and its 5 litre bottles which are used for refilling products.
As a result, the Hull-headquartered business has reduced the amount of virgin plastic it uses by 21 per cent, taking into account brand growth levels.
Bio-D’s focus on refills, including the launch of four new refill sizes, is also helping customers reduce their plastic consumption at home.
Lloyd Atkin, Managing Director of Bio-D, said: “Bio-D was born out of a desire to deliver safe and sustainable products that are effective and affordable and made right here in the UK
“We’re really proud that our 30th year is also our greenest, thanks to the work we have done on reducing virgin plastic consumption and the support of the independent stores who stock our products and offer Bio-D refill stations in increasing numbers.
“We are now in a position where we use 100 per cent post-consumer waste across our entire consumer range which is a fantastic achievement and something we are only able to do when plastic rubbish is collected and recycled properly.
“We all know that concerns about climate change and the environment have grown in recent years and we believe that we can continue to lead the way by offering cleaning products that we all need and which are kind to our planet.”
And as the company’s success continues, Bio-D’s team has this year grown from 25 to 31.
Mr Atkin said: “We’re a relatively small team but we believe we are making a big impact and in recognition of the hard work we have done and to mark our 30th year, we have added a technology salary sacrifice purchase scheme and an extra day’s holiday to our employee benefits.
“We have also asked the team to think of a new year’s resolution for the company to ensure that we continue to strive to produce high-quality products that people want and the planet needs.”