Here are some of the sustainable measures we’ve implemented on the Form product range.
Plastic stand-up pouches were the most sustainable packaging option available to us when we started out, especially once recycle rates, material use and energy of production are taken into account. We were always on the hunt for something better, though.
We’re delighted, therefore, to have developed the first full colour printed compostable stand-up pouch. Certified to EN standards, this pouch takes a printed paper and bonds it to a plant-based biofilm. The biofilm provides the air barrier that keeps your product fresh and the printed paper keeps it looking beautiful. And yes, those inks are water-based.
Already just a few months since launching, over 50,000 compostable pouches manufactured for our protein blends means that the same number of plastic ones have been saved.
In order to make all our products in compostable packaging completely plastic-free, we’ve also removed plastic scoops. Most people add our protein blends to taste, or a scoop is equivalent to approximately one heaped tablespoon. If you’re tracking macros very accurately, we always recommend using weighing scales.
What’s even better than recycling? Re-use. Our reForm program invites customers to send five of our used glass cognitive supplements jars back to us and receive a full one of their choice in return, free of charge. The returned jars are then cleaned, sterilised and re-used in our manufacturing process.
To return your jars, simply download your free returns label here, pack them up (recyclable boxes and paper wrapping appreciated!) and leave with your local post office. We’ll email you a code you can use to claim your free product as soon as we receive them.
Boxes and void fill
Our cardboard boxes are 100% recyclable and we use recycled paper void fill to keep your product safe during transport. Recently we switched to ‘pizza style’ boxes, these seal without plastic tape and open easily with a tear strip. We don’t tend to fill our boxes with unnecessary flyers and marketing material – we’ll keep you up to date by email. That leaflet you get in there listing your order details is necessary so that the warehouse picks up and ships your order correctly – but we’ve made sure it’s recycled paper.
Don’t forget that switching to vegan protein powder is a simple, easy change that anyone can make to do their bit for sustainability.