The demand for environmentally-friendly, sustainable packaging continually grows across the UK. According to a Sustainable Packaging study, 92% of consumers say that sustainable packaging is more important than ever. This means it’s crucial for brand owners to be aware of the impact the packaging they choose has on the environment, and subsequently the effect it will have on brand perception.
The products that receive our designated “ECOPACK” sustainable packaging status are the perfect offering for businesses keen to demonstrate their environmental credentials. Let’s take a look at what makes this accreditation so valuable to the products on the market.
A study conducted by Unilever found that 21% of consumers actively choose brands that make their sustainability credentials clear on packaging and marketing materials. As many as 33% of consumers are now choosing to buy from brands that are conscious of the environment. Savvy companies are utilising this to leverage brand growth and customer base expansion.
What is ECOPACK?
ECOPACK is the Bluesky Solutions designation for our most eco-friendly products. To qualify, a product must be recyclable, reusable or renewable.
To qualify as recyclable a product must be 100% recyclable, easy to recycle, and accepted in most kerbside recycling.
To qualify as re-usable a product must be re-usable in a recycled form, such as plastic recycled into PCR or aluminium, which is endlessly recyclable. Re-using these useful materials decreases energy usage and reduces air and water pollution.
To qualify as renewable a product must be made using materials that are permanently available, such as aluminium. It must also not be made from resources such as coal, nuclear, oil, and natural gas.
Products that meet any one of the above criteria are awarded the ECOPACK designation.
Why did Bluesky introduce ECOPACK?
We recognised the growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging, so we introduced the ECOPACK designation to guide our customers towards the most eco-friendly and sustainable packaging solutions for their products.
ECOPACK helps our customers to identify packaging solutions that are:
Products with the ECOPACK designation offer a sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solution for every brand owner. This promotes trust in your brand, especially amongst environmentally aware consumers.
It takes about half as much energy to produce eco-friendly packaging compared to packaging produced using alternative materials. An article by BPF energy has found that organisations that have implemented sustainable packaging options have achieved an energy usage reduction of up to 30-50%. Choosing ECOPACK products can help you reduce your energy usage and lower your carbon footprint.
Which Bluesky ranges offer ECOPACK?
Aluminium is a packaging material that is not destroyed after use but can be endlessly recycled, meaning it is officially referred to as a ‘permanently available resource’. As a result, our Aluminium range has been awarded the ECOPACK designation.
All of our aluminium products are 100% recyclable and re-usable, which puts these products firmly in the ‘good books’ of today’s environmentally conscious consumers, and our aluminium jars are made with 50% recycled material. There are a number of other advantages that aluminium offers including great flexibility for decoration options, and being lightweight, durable and extremely versatile. It can also be used to package cosmetic products such as creams.
We have awarded our PET bottles the ECOPACK designation because they are 100% recyclable and can be made from recycled plastic material. PET is one of the most common packaging options on the market due to its lightweight and recyclable packaging credentials as well as its ability to increase the shelf-life of your products.
BlueSky's New Website Goes Live
BlueSky is happy to announce the launch of its new website, blueskysolutionsuk.com, following a successful rebrand in 2022. As part of the rebrand, BlueSky has seen major investments into facilities, expanding its manufacturing capabilities, as well as a sleek new website. The site features a new striking layout with improved user-friendly navigation. You can find BlueSky’s latest products and innovations, whether you are searching by product type, product material or even by market sector.
100% PE Recyclable Disc Top
BlueSky can offer the brand new mono-polymer 24/410 disc top from Aptar, the latest addition to Aptar’s Future family. This lockable disc top is 100% PE and suitable for PE and PET bottles, ensuring a fully recyclable pack. It’s 100% recyclable, easy to use, showerproof, has a premium aesthetic—and it’s been designed with the environment in mind! It has an on/off locking system making it ideal for E-commerce. There is a visible on/off ring that creates a double-click sound (no fixture unscrewing; no actuator opening; no breakage or disassembly).
Airless Pump Bottles
At BlueSky we supply airless pump packaging, ideal for a range of applications for skincare, hair care and styling, personal care, beauty, topical health care and pharmaceutical products. You can communicate luxury with airless packaging and there’s a wide choice of sizes, pumps and finishes to choose from.
BLUESKY’s PCR packaging range
BLUESKY is committed to supporting a circular economy. A key element of our sustainability strategy has been reframing our supply chain to provide customers with sustainable packaging solutions including products that use post-consumer regrind (PCR) plastic. The PCR range primarily includes popular bottle and jar products manufactured from 100% PCR material.
New appointments support BLUESKY growth strategy
In line with BLUESKY’s growth strategy, they have developed their consultancy service to offer an end-to-end manufacturing service for Indie Brand Owners in the personal care sector. To support this growth and to further strengthen the wider team, BLUESKY has invested in four new team members.
Sustainability and the environment are at the heart of BLUESKY’s mission
As a responsible manufacturer and distributor, BLUESKY are committed to minimising our environmental impact as a business and continually evolving to ensure we are serving our clients in the most cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly way.
Protect your product & extend shelf life
Airless pumps are a modern innovation for dispensing applications. Airless packaging technology involves a vacuum being created in the cylinder, which pulls up a piston that forces the liquid out. This means your product is protected from contamination because no air can get in.
BLUESKY proud of continued ISO9001:2015 accreditation
BLUESKY is proud to have retained its ISO9001 accreditation in Quality Management Systems (QMS) with no nonconformities. The QMS emphasises providing a quality service, as well as providing the framework from which we can not only maintain but improve our overall performance as a company.
Meet the BLUESKY business development team!
At BLUESKY our dedicated Sales and Business Development team is focussed on supporting the success of your brands and products. We strive to provide you with inspiration, and our team of experts understand the difficult questions that accompany every new product development.
Beauty packaging: Less is more
Traditional packaging design can be overwhelming to the senses. Practically shouting to compete for your attention on the shelf. In comparison to all that noise and chaos minimalistic packaging is quiet calmness and modern consumers have a desire for ‘visually calming’ packaging.
Stand out in the market with BLUESKY's NEW Pill and Vitamin Jars
Introducing new products into our range is always exciting. This time it gets even more exciting. The colours. The shape. The closures! As you know packaging is vital to the perceived value of a brand. How your product looks on the shelf massively influences whether someone will buy it or not, especially in today’s customer driven market.
- Jo Webb
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