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Our Footprint – Botanica by Air Wick®

Our Footprint: Botanica by Air Wick Sustainability Story

Find out more about our commitment to helping bring nature back through our responsibly sourced range.

We want to be the best we can for nature’s sake, which is why sustainability is important to us. Our Botanica by Air Wick range is a step change in Air Care, created using more natural, responsibly sourced ingredients and more sustainable packaging. This means we produce the same high-quality products you’re used to, while reducing our footprint on the planet. Read on for more information on how we’re committing to further our sustainability.

The steps we’re taking to be sustainable:

Our ingredients

We work with four fragrance house suppliers to responsibly source our natural fragrances for Botanica. All fragrance houses have signed declarations of conformity with RB’s ingredients policy, with more detailed due diligence on some natural fragrances. This includes no dyes, no animal testing on final products and responsibly sourced natural ingredients. 

 

By responsibly sourcing materials for our fragrances from all over the world, we can not only offer the highest-quality scents, but also support sustainable farming. This gives back to nature and the farming community.

 

The recyclability of Botanica by Air Wick products 

One simple way to be more sustainable at home is to know how to properly recycle products and packaging, so they can be reused. We understand that our customers want to be more sustainable, so we have redesigned our packaging with sustainability and recyclability in mind. All our products are recyclable and we have set out concise instructions on the packaging so you can responsibly dispose of the products when you’re finished with them. This is broken down by various product components across our range. 

 

We offer a variety of products that each have specific recycling requirements, so our steps will vary. For example, electrical components belong in the Waste and Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), whereas our glass products can go in the regular glass recycling. It’s always best to check with your local recycling centre on what items they accept, too. 

 

Our commitment to using recycled materials 

Using recycled materials in our products helps us to do our part for the environment. Find out how to recycle Botanica products and more information on the breakdown of the post-consumer recycled (PCR) percentage in our packaging:

 

Reed Diffusers

What to recycle: You can fully recycle the glass bottle and the cardboard box in your local collection recycling bins. Our reed boxes are made with 60% post-consumer recycled materials. 

Post-consumer recycled percentage in packaging:

  • Cardboard box: 65% 
  • Glass bottle: 42% 

 

Room Sprays

What to recycle: Our bottles are widely recycled but unfortunately the triggers are not right now. We’re working hard to find a solution, but please in the meantime make sure you place the trigger component and label in the general waste bin. 

Post-consumer recycled percentage in packaging: 

  • PET bottle: 99%
  • Trigger: 35%

 

Liquid Electrical Plug-In Kits

What to recycle: Our cardboard box and bottle is widely recycled. Please remove the cap and the label and put them in the general waste bin. 

Post-consumer recycled percentage in packaging:

  • Cardboard box: 65% 
  • Glass bottle with plastic wick holder: 42% 

 

Liquid Electrical Plug-In Refills

What to recycle: Our cardboard box and bottle is widely recycled. Please remove the cap and the label and put them in the general waste bin.

Post-consumer recycled percentage in packaging: 

  • Cardboard box: 65% 
  • Glass bottle with plastic wick holder: 42% 

 

Candle 

What to recycle: Our glass jar and metal lid can be fully recycled, if completely clear of wax. Please remove the label if able to do so, and place into the general waste.

 

Is our plastic sustainable?

Plastic can be sustainable if it is sourced and disposed of responsibly. But we know it’s important to minimise on our plastic packaging as much as possible. We have reduced the amount of plastic and included high levels of PCR materials subject to safety and quality requirements. Our Botanica Spray bottle is made from 99% PCR and trigger spray is 35% PCR. 

 

All plastic has been removed from our secondary packaging items too. There are other smaller plastic components, for example our scented oil warmer, but this is essential to the product. We are continuing to increase the PCR in these components. 

 

FSC and other certified materials

All our cardboard packaging and reeds are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which means that they meet the highest environmental and social standards and have been sourced from well managed forests. Be sure to put your cardboard in the recycling once you’ve opened your product. 

 

Palm oil

All Botanica candles are made with Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certified palm wax (72% certified palm wax and 24% paraffin wax). This replaces the traditional paraffin wax content. RSPO-certified growers produce 19% of global palm oil production. For added transparency and credibility, various social and environmental non-governmental organisations provide their expertise to the manufacturing processes.

 

Solvents

Botanica uses innovative plant-based solvents to reduce the amount of traditional solvents in the product. This exciting transformation will continue, as plant-based alternatives become more mainstream. 

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