WE’VE JOINED FORCES WITH SEVEN CLEAN SEAS!
Their crew are turning the tide on our oceans health, recovering plastic, and helping to preserve marine environments. They’re the ones on the ground (water) collecting the two plastic bottles for every Lo Bros sold. It’s a sea-sational partnership.
We never use plastic bottles. Ever.
In the UK, 74.8% of aluminium (ie. cans), and 73.6% of glass (ie. glass bottles) are collected for recycling². Unlike plastic which can only be recycled 2-3 times before degrading and sent to landfill, aluminium and glass are infinitely recyclable. While neither glass nor aluminium are perfect, they have a significantly stronger chance for recovery and being turned into something new and valuable.
We’ve called in the Plastic Collective
In an effort to not only remove plastic from our oceans, we have also committed to removing plastic from the entire Lo Bros brand. We have partnered with Plastic Collective, a leading global player creating circular economies for plastic. The Plastic Collective have conducted an audit to measure Lo Bros annual plastic footprint. The audit measured all plastic used throughout the Lo Bros brand and together we are working together to phase out all avoidable plastic. Plus, we’re offsetting all remaining plastic use through credit programs, becoming a net zero plastic brand.
We’re not perfect, but we’re keeping it real…
As with many food and beverage companies, plastic is unfortunately a part of doing business. They make it so darned inexpensive and useful that most manufacturers use it to provide affordable and fresh products to the masses. Right now, this still includes us.
Due to our current manufacturing capabilities we’re forced to use plastic shrink wrap to keep our glass bottles safe in their cardboard tray. The plastic is fully recyclable and is made of 30% recycled material, however knowing this is still not acceptable we are working with our partners and suppliers to remove this plastic entirely. Unfortunately, the change isn’t possible overnight. We have committed to having this shrink wrap abolished by the end of 2024, making all of Lo Bros primary and secondary packaging plastic free.
Like our Australian buds, we’ll be publishing quarterly impact reports so you’ll have full transparency of our progress against this goal. Plus, you can keep tabs on when, where and how many plastic bottles we’ve removed from our oceans and waterways. Please check back in July for Lo Bros Impact Report #1!
DO YOUR PART
Please ensure your aluminium cans and glass bottles get into a recycling bin or return it to one of the many Container Deposit Schemes around Scotland. You can find out more here.