Amena's Environment Policy
Here at Amena's, with our focus on natural Planet Derived products, we intend to leave as small a footprint with waste as possible.
We have recently stopped using bubble wrap, especially as councils are dumping recyclables in landfill and have instead moved to a honeycombed kraft paper and tissue paper wrap. For those who are interested, this product is called Geami and I source it from Signet here in Australia. Australia Post has joined with TerraCycle to recycle it's post satchels. There are 1500 drop off points around Australia, more information can be found here.
Packaging: We do our best to use sustainable re-usable packaging for our products, however, there are some limitations. For instance, our Sea Mineral Liquids are bottled in PET/HDPE plastic. These have a recycle number of '2'. These are food safe and some of the safest plastics around, they can be recycled.
- Plastic #2 is recycled into pens, recycling containers, picnic tables, lumber, benches, fencing, and detergent bottles, to name a few.
We do not use glass bottles as these are particularly heavy and easily breakable. Using glass would add tremendously to the cost of postage and result in a much higher cost to the consumer.
We do use glass to package our creams as we cannot source a good sized PET jar to suit.
We are always looking for new information and products to help us stay as environmentally responsible as possible.
The Amena's Team.