Vitaflo’s commitment is to have 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.
Bubble wrap has been a standard packaging material in production for years to ensure that products are protected in transit, and Vitaflo was no different. In one year alone, we used enough bubble-wrap to cover roughly 20 tennis courts!
As part of our continuous review of sustainability at Vitaflo, we identified that there must be an alternative way to ensure the safety of goods getting to customers and to minimise damage, while reducing the need to single-use plastics in the process.
In 2019, Vitaflo developed a solution in which used shredded cardboard to package products. We invested in a dedicated cardboard-shredder and shred all of our own cardboard waste, and use this in our warehouse dispatch process, meaning we no longer need to use plastic bubble-wrap. Not only does this remove plastic which may have only gone to landfill, from the process; the shredded cardboard is widely recyclable too. It reduces our cardboard waste but also provides a more sustainable solution to our Vitaflo users.
If you receive a parcel from Vitaflo containing our shredded cardboard, we encourage you to do you part for the environment by recycling this material, and the box in which it arrived in. If you aren’t sure if cardboard kerbside collection is available in your area, please check locally authority website on how to correctly dispose of. You can also access full local guidance for UK recycling on https://www.recyclenow.com/
This simple step is only part of our wider efforts to shape a waste-free future and to reduce the amount of plastic on our planet. At Vitaflo we strongly believe that small changes can make a huge impact.
Enhancing Lives Together... in a sustainable way!
The Vitaflo Team