Organisation Category: Manufacturing
Earthwise has pioneered eco-friendly cleaning in New Zealand for over 50 years and still holds fast to the same simple purpose today – to create household cleaning and personal care products from natural ingredients that are better for people and the world we live in.
Sustainability and improving our environmental footprint are at the heart of everything we do. We take great care to choose plant-based ingredients that are tough on dirt and germs, gentle on you, and greywater and septic tank safe. And of course, all our products are biodegradable, breaking down over time to carbon dioxide and water.
Our Auckland based factory is annually audited by Environmental Choice, the highest New Zealand accredited eco-label. Following environmental practices that take into consideration the full lifecycle of a product, and recognising manufacturers actively reducing their impact on the environment.
We work with other New Zealand businesses to support our local economy and reduce our carbon footprint. Where possible we locally source components when making our products, including raw ingredients, product packaging, bottles and shipper cartons.
Earthwise pledged to have 100% of packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 or earlier. Since moving to bottles made from at least 75% recycled plastic and removing the plastic bag from our Laundry Powder, we will reuse and divert approximately 320 tonnes of virgin plastic from landfills over the next 12 months.
Earthwise recently won Silver at the PIDA Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards 2020 for the Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award. The award recognises moving our Household Cleaning and Nourish Personal Care bottles to RHPDE, made from at least 75% recycled plastic sourced from milk, water and juice bottles.
To learn more about our sustainability practices, visit this link: www.earthwise.co.nz/sustainability
- More InfoSustainability Highlights:
- Clean Water
- Clean Energy-Energy Efficiency
- Good Food
- Smart Procurement-Supply Chains
- Smart Transport
- Towards Zero Waste
Listing last updated 03/09/2018