At Om, we’re serious about making the world a better place. As our apothecary now ships skincare across Canada and around the world, we’ve been challenging ourselves to think boldly about what we can do to make a difference, one bottle and one box at a time.
What we’ve found is, it’s the small acts of sustainability that add up and help us make a greater impact.
So, what are some of the ways we’ve changed Om’s packaging and product delivery to be more sustainable?
BOXES & BOTTLES
The glass bottle effect
Where it’s safe and makes sense, we’ve shifted our products from plastic to glass bottles and jars. Glass has far less impact on landfills: it’s 100% recyclable and it’s easily refilled or repurposed to hold things like pencils, plants, paperclips and more. Get inspired with these ideas from Pinterest.
Combined with our new minimalist labels etched directly on the glass, our bottles are a stunning way to take in our pure, plant-based formulations. Learn more about our new brand in our article Say hello to Om.
Some of our glass bottles used to be shipped in packaging that required plastic bubble wrap. Now, we use sturdy boxes that:
- Are certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
- Can be reused
- Keep glass bottles in tact with recyclable crinkle paper
What comes in, must be reused
We reuse all of our incoming packing materials (like bubble wrap and cardboard) for either storage or outgoing wholesale shipments. We also reuse all of our raw material packaging (such as buckets, barrels and drum pumps) for storing bulk product before it’s individually packaged.
If we don’t have reused bubble wrap, we use new bubble wrap made from recycled plastic.
FILLING UP ON OM
We are beyond excited about the growing popularity of people refilling their Om bottles and jars at refilleries. Our stockists are incredible humans who are also passionate about standing up for the planet.
Here are the three products our stockists carry in bulk for you to refill:
- White Willow Purifying Cleansing Gel
- Coconut Dew Hyaluronic Moisture Cream
- Pink Coconut Hydrating Face Mist
We look forward to adding to our lineup of refillable Om skincare. Find an Om stockist near you.
At Om, we’re constantly exploring ways we can deliver sustainable skincare packaging as we bring you the best organic ingredients handcrafted in Canada.
OM IS A LINE OF PURE, PLANT-BASED, TOTALLY CLEAN SKIN AND BODY CARE DESIGNED TO HELP YOU FEEL MORE CONFIDENT, NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL AND BODY-POSITIVE. SHOP OM PRODUCTS.