Reducing Waste

A Story Of Respect For The Planet A Story Of Respect For The Planet

A Story Of Respect For The Planet

In today's world, any responsible company has a duty to do all it can to reduce waste and prevent pollution. The future of our planet depends on our actions today! At L'OCCITANE, we've been focusing on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle for many years, but there's still more we can do. And we're working on it! 

Alarming Facts...

By 2050 By 2050

By 2050

there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

50% of plastic 50% of plastic

50% of plastic

the world uses is used just once, then thrown away.

Over the last 10 years Over the last 10 years

Over the last 10 years

humans have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.

Our Mission as a Brand

<b>OUR AIM:</b> <b>OUR AIM:</b>

OUR AIM:

To ensure that 100% of our bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic, and 100% of our stores offer a recycling service by 2025.

<b>TWO WAYS TO DO THIS:</b> <b>TWO WAYS TO DO THIS:</b>

TWO WAYS TO DO THIS:

  1. Develop eco-designed packaging together
  2. Be ecologically innovative!

React

OUR AROMACHOLOGIE RANGE: 100% recycled packaging for the past 10 years!

Do you know why the bottles in the Aromachologie range have a green colour? It's because they're designed to be green! In the world of cosmetics, clear plastics are usually preferred, but we chose to use coloured bottles for this range, so we could make them from 100% recycled PET.

By 2025, we want to be using rPET in all our bottles, and we're working with Loop Industries to make this happen!

OUR AROMACHOLOGIE RANGE: 100% recycled packaging for the past 10 years! OUR AROMACHOLOGIE RANGE: 100% recycled packaging for the past 10 years!

Reduce

Recycle

LOOP: TRULY TRANSFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY!
LOOP: TRULY TRANSFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY!

LOOP: TRULY TRANSFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY!

L'OCCITANE recently signed a multi-year contract with Loop Industries, which uses a revolutionary process to transform waste plastic into high-purity, food-grade PET plastic. Thanks to this groundbreaking technology, we should be able to achieve our goal of using 100% recycled plastic in our bottles by 2025!

What's Next?

USING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

L'Occitane Australia consumes 100% renewable energy in our head office, warehouse and all our boutiques. 

Why source renewable electricity? Thanks to a recent carbon assessment, we now know that electricity consumptions in factories, offices, warehouses and stores represent 4% of our CO2 emissions. One way to become a Carbon Net Zero company and mitigate climate crisis is to reduce electricity consumptions and source renewable electricity.

How Australia reached this goal: In Australia we purchased an EAC (energy attribute certificate). EACs document that the electricity you consume comes from renewable sources. It means that a producer injects into the grid the same quantity of renewable electrical that the one consumed by your activities.

USING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY USING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
ECO-DESIGN: RETHINKING OUR PACKAGING
ECO-DESIGN: RETHINKING OUR PACKAGING

ECO-DESIGN: RETHINKING OUR PACKAGING

We like to keep our packaging simple: no frills or excess! By reducing packaging thickness, we've already saved 28 tons of plastic. And we're currently planning to replace our cellophane protective seals with a new, eco-friendly, compostable solution made from FSC-certified wood fibre. Watch this space!

Plastic Odyssey

L'OCCITANE SETS SAIL FOR A CLEANER WORLD

L'Occitane is committed to make the world we live in more beautiful, more human, more responsible. We have embarked on a unique and amazing adventure with Plastic Odyssey to transform plastic waste into a new resource. Plastic Odyssey will venture out on a boat for three years to travel over 40,000 nautical miles to raise awareness and turn plastic into a new resource. 

Learn More

L'OCCITANE SETS SAIL FOR A CLEANER WORLD
L'OCCITANE SETS SAIL FOR A CLEANER WORLD

L'Occitane Recycling Program

REFILL, RECYCLE, RETHINK REFILL, RECYCLE, RETHINK