At Lucy Bee, we believe that part of our Social Responsibility is to care for the environment.
While we insist that our products are the best quality available, we also insist on using recyclable packaging. We make every effort to minimise our packaging and to use only the most sustainable materials available to us. We realise that we’re not perfect, but we do our very best to be as eco-friendly as we can.
Cartons and Liners
All of our decorative cartons and inner liners are made of recyclable cardboard and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The FSC system “promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.” Simply put, this means the FSC ensure forests are managed to support nature and, helps local people and incentivises them to sustain the forest resources, in a viable manner.
Glass Jars, Bottles and Aluminium Tubes
We use frosted glass jars and bottles (the most easily recyclable material) with aluminium lids with an EPE liner, for the majority of our products.
Our Cleanser comes in an aluminium tube. We’ve chosen this material because it is completely recyclable everywhere. As you’re no doubt aware, this is quite a soft material and can dent easily but we believe that this is a small price to pay compared to the dent on the planet if we were to choose another material which cannot be easily recycled!
We’ve used an aluminium tube for this product because of its environmentally-friendly properties ie it can be easily recycled time and time again. Something to note with aluminium is that it can soften and break if creased so we recommend squeezing from the end to get the product out, keeping the tube flat and smooth.
The lid is recyclable plastic (PP).
Our Soap Bars
For our Soaps, in addition to the FSC outer card box, the soap bar is wrapped in a recyclable PP plastic flow-wrap. Though we’d prefer not to use this, it’s a necessity because of the unique formulation of the soap, as I will explain here.
Many soaps are made using palm oil but one made wholly of coconut oil, as ours is, is uncommon. With its better foaming and lathering qualities than soaps made with palm oil, this unique formula means the soap can sweat, which presents something of a challenge to us in storing it, hence the use of flow wrap. Please be assured that the packaging weight is minimized. We are trialling a biodegradable flow wrap and as soon as this is a viable option, we will use this to wrap our Soap bars.
Shipping Products to You
To ship your order to you, even though our prime concern is to make sure it arrives with you as we would like to receive an order ourselves, we’re also conscious of sticking to our values of caring for the environment.
Charlie and his team in our warehouse take pride in packing your items using:
- recyclable boxes
- recyclable and biodegradable zigzag shredded paper, made from 100% recycled material, for our skincare products
- recyclable paper tape to seal the box
About Lucy Bee
Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin.
Any information provided by us is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We always recommend referring your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner.