Our Sustainability Promise
We believe that every business has a duty to continually explore ways that it can make a difference. At Mr. Smith, this means setting a firm commitment to reducing our impact on the environment and continually improving our products and our production processes with sustainability as a priority.
As we continue to grow and evolve, we are increasingly conscious of the ways that our decisions can impact the world around us. This starts with biodegradable or recyclable packaging as standard for all Mr. Smith products and extends through to the relationships that we forge with like-minded partners.
In addition to reducing our consumption of raw materials, we are committed to working closely with environmental groups to raise awareness and amplify a message of sustainability in our community. Through these important partnerships, we are working to reduce our global carbon footprint, and helping to restore and support areas and communities impacted by deforestation.
In 2021, we will be working closely with environmental groups to re-plant and re-forest over 10,000 trees in Madagascar, supporting local communities and providing pathways to help future generations.
Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastic
From early 2021, we will transition our product packaging from 100 per cent virgin (new) plastic to a combination of virgin and PCR plastic (post-consumer recycled plastic). We are committed to increasing the percentage of PCR plastic used for our products over time.
This decision alone can have a significant effect on the way that we impact the environment. Not only does it result in a reduction of virgin plastic production and consumption, it also reduces landfill and eases our carbon footprint. Even better, bottles made with PCR plastic can be recycled again after use.
FSC Recycled Unit Cartons
Unit cartons for all our products are made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified (FSC) recycled paper. FSC recycled products are made from 100% recycled paper (either post-consumer or pre-consumer reclaimed materials), which helps to protect the world’s forests by reducing demand on sources of virgin material.