Today is Earth Day and to celebrate we are delighted to launch our sustainable collection on Millies.
Sustainability is something we take very seriously at Millies and every year we make big strives to improving our sustainability. Last year we launch a full suite of fully recyclable packaging and we further improved our recycling processes in the warehouse. Stay tuned for an exciting new sustainable project coming soon to Millies!
We are delighted to launch our first sustainable collection on the site. Something that has been requested time and time again from our customers. Of course this wouldn't be possible without the amazing efforts of our brands who are equally dedicated to protecting the earth.
We want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the amazing work our leading brands are doing in the areas:
“Advanced Nutrition Programme™ are committed to creating supplements that are not only good for the skin, but good for the environment too. Since 2017, all their packaging has been fully recyclable and they prioritise the use of eco-friendly, vegetable-based inks and paper sourced from FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified forests – meaning trees are grown and replanted in a way that protects the environment. This eco-focus extends to ingredient selection e.g.: the fish oils used in Skin Omegas+ are assured by EPAX and certified by Friend of the Sea which means each batch is sourced using sustainable methods that conserve marine habitats and resources. As well as supporting your future skin from within, Advanced Nutrition Programme supports the future of our planet and on journey to even more eco-sensitive updates.” Susan Mc Gowan, Head of Advanced Nutrition Programme.
Committed to naturalness and environmental responsibility, they believe in a more responsible world and acts every day, through simple and concrete actions, to create more respectful products for the benefit of all.
Their rinse-off formulas are up to 98% natural-origin are vegan and biodegradable, reducing the impact of wastewater on marine environments. To expand our efforts, we are In the process of removing 100+ controversial ingredients from ALL of our formulas such as sulphates, silicones and<1% fragrance, for high tolerance.
Committed to reduce the impact of packaging, Klorane are making a number of changes to the way their products are packaged. This includes:
For more than 25 years, Klorane has been committed to the Klorane Botanical Foundation, which fosters a passion for botany and is committed to our plant heritage protection around the world by sharing botanical knowledge around the world.
Since 2016, Eau Thermale Avène has been strenghtening their partnership with the social eneterprise PUR Project to defend safeguarding of marine ecosystems in Indonessia. They take action by repairing damaged coral reefs, preserve mangrooves essential for biodiversity and protecting coasts from erosion and improving the waste management systems.
Their sunfilter have been tested and proven to have no impact on 4 species of marine biodiversity: phytoplankton, zooplankton, corals and zebrafish
SkinCeuticals have incorporated 50% post-consumer recycled plastic in three new sunscreen tubes:
From 2021, they will be incorporating the maximum amount of PCR glass (25%) into their bottles to reduce our use of virgin glass.
SkinCeuticals have increased local production in Europe to reduce carbon emissions from freighting.
Changes already made in Ireland:
As of 2018, ALFAPARF Group has been pursuing a Sustainability pathway, integrating the following three dimensions into its business model. 3 out of 5 of their production plants use 100% renewable energy. 100% of new suppliers are selected base on soci0-ethical and environmental criteria.
JOICO is proud to be an EPA Green Power Partner. Around the world, they are focused on sustainability, including resource efficiency and contributing to climate protection. They know that sustainability initiatives are driven by consumer demand for green products, and a desire to create sustainable value for our business and planet. They aim to reduce the carbon footprint of operations by 75 percent by 2030. To do so, we are committed to continually improve energy efficiency and to draw 100% of the electricity used from renewable sources. They fully support the generation of green power in our plants, through funding and collaboration with external partners. Have invested in wind energy and since 2018 have generated 2,800,00 kWh of on site energy. Packaging with care; Joico Vera K-PAK Color, LumiShine Color and Blonde Life Hair color tube are made from 100% recycled fiber. Plastic bottle for shampoo and various sprays are manufactured inhouse and use 25% post customer recycled materials.
Olaplex products are cruelty-free, non-toxic formulas promotes wellness in your hair without threatening the environment. OLAPLEX is proud to be free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and Phosphates. OLAPLEX benefits go beyond healthy hair. They understand that they are responsible for creating as little harm as possible to the environment and one way they do this is by limiting our secondary packaging. Their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint are ones they are incredibly proud to share: We save 27MM gallons of water. prevent 17MM pounds of GHG from being emitted into the environment. Saved 21K trees from being cut down.
KEMON have had the pleasure of organising many initiatives and campaigns in favour of environmental sustainability.KEMON have been a Corporate Golden Donor of the FAI - Italian National Trust - since 2014. In 2015, they were among the founding members of the Fondazione Archeologia Arborea, an ancient orchard and a rich repository of biodiversity in the municipality of Città di Castello, with about 400 ancient and rare fruit tree species. KEMON equipped their plant with a reverse osmosis water purification system, which allows them to reduce waste and avoid the use of unsustainable chemical products. Converted about 20 hectares of land to organic farming of medicinal and local plants. This open-air green research lab allows us to test the best organic ingredients for producing sustainable cosmetics.KEMON equipped their plant with a reverse osmosis water purification system, which allows them to reduce waste and avoid the use of unsustainable chemical products. Certified Love Nature, ICEA Vegan and Green PE.
Moroccanoil believe, that they have a responsibility to make a positive impact, from giving back to continuing our journey to become more a sustainable brand. Focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing waste. Measurable changes so far have help prevent 3 tons of plastic, 80 tons of CO2eq emissions, 17000lbs of waste cardboard and 31 tons of plastic. Supporting causes, they are passionate about including; Oceana focused on ocean conservation, Green Circle Salons and The Humane Society for animal welfare.
Strict Formulation Standard
Practical actions for the environment:
To Image, going green means getting rid of unnecessary packaging that will only end up in our overcrowded landfills. It also means using a more environmentally friendly soy-based ink to print all our materials and FSC certified boxes for our products.
They also offer a line of products that use a new concept of combining organic ingredients with medically effective ingredients called the ORMEDIC line. What does that mean to you? It means that these products contain pure ingredients that were grown and raised without the use of chemicals and are free of synthetic ingredients.
All your favourite Image Skincare products are also free of parabens, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes or animal testing.
It is our hope that in the end our products can help create both a more perfect you and lead to a more perfect earth.
"There was this feeling of care. That’s really been the essence of what Molton Brown stood for, and why the products were developed." Caroline Burstein, Co-founder.
Molton Brown's Sustainability ambition: "Staying true to our defining purpose Living by our Duty of Care Pioneering new luxury sustainable lifestyles Focusing where it matters".
Today more than ever, the world needs care – responsible and sustainable care. Since 2013, Kérastase has resolved to extend its expertise in the art of care by committing to using less virgin plastic. Drawing on our excellence in innovation, we continue to find new ways to cut down on waste and empower our customers to make more sustainable choices.
"We believe in care, care for better. We’re reducing our waste and optimising our packaging, reformulating our products and reimagining the fundamentals of how we deliver haircare. We continue to pioneer the future of haircare while driving positive change and striving to build a more diverse, inclusive and responsible future.” Rosa Carriço Global President, Kérastase.
Care for hair with the most effective and safe formulas. Journey towards sustainability through formulation and packaging innovations. Committed to refillable packaging - refillable shampoo available across the 5 ranges. The system reduces the plastic waste associated with single-use shampoo bottles as each pouch contains 82% less plastic than two single bottles.
Quest for 100% Recycled plastic:
Between 2020 and 2021, we have significantly increased our use of recycled plastic. In 2021, 64% of our PET* plastic comes from post-consumer recycled material. Since October 2021 our retail shampoo bottles are made with 95% recycled plastic and are recyclable once the bottle cap is removed**. We are also committed to ensuring that 100% of the plastic we use will be issued from recycled or biobased sources by 2030. *Recyclable plastic. **Excluding the cap, the remaining 5% is dyes and additives.
Commitment to Green Formulas from Green Sciences:
100% of our hyaluronic acid is derived from green science technologies. 1. Thanks to bio-fermentation, we extract hyaluronic acid from wheat with no chemical adjuvants. 2. This hyaluronic acid is then transformed into a highly concentrated powder added in its purest and most effective form to our formulas.
Commitment to Sustainable Production and Reducing Water Consumption:
Since 2019, our factory in Burgos, Spain, has achieved carbon neutrality by improving energy efficiency and using 100% renewable energy. Since 2017, our Burgos, Spain, production facility has been a “waterloop factory.” This means that 100% of the water used for production processes is recycled and reused in a closed loop.
New packaging that is more sustainable. Up to 95% recycled plastic.
100% French production mostly at the fully renovated Nuxe Factory that is organic certified by Ecocert. Vegan formulas, without derivatives of animal origin (except rêve de miel® range). Sustainable souring, prioritising eco-responsible active ingredients with controlled traceability. Eco-design approach to packaging. Rigorous efforts are made for the rinse-off formulas to be bio-degradable.
Partnerships and projects
By blending nourishing natural extracts with high performance active ingredients, Pestle & Mortar delivers simple solutions for beautiful skin. We know that you want to live a clean beauty life without the planet paying the price. We do too.
Sustainability is a journey that we have to take together. As a young brand, we’re not yet perfect but we’re obsessed with making continuous improvement with every decision we make. And we will keep you in the loop so that you can make intentional decisions to live the kind of beauty lifestyle you want.
Our Sustainability Journey to Date
Where we are:
Where we are going