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.
Due to the markets BLUESKY focus on, the bottles and jars we supply are not deemed to be 'single use products'. Personal care packaging is designed to protect and preserve the product it contains, for the life of the product - thus maximising the benefit of the product to the consumer. This is a primary consideration when selecting the best material to use. For many products, plastic remains the most effective and environmentally friendly way to transport, store and dispense your product.
Given the huge demand for Post Consumer Regrind (PCR) in other markets such as food & beverage (e.g. bottled water), for products with a longer lifecyle, it can often make more sense to use virgin polymer and highlight the importance of responsible recycling to the consumer - via labelling/outerpackaging. There have been major advances in recycling infrastructures in recent years and BLUESKY supports and endorses continuous development of recycling capacity.
Technically every product we supply can be recycled - practically this may not happen. Using virgin polymer can also introduce new feedstock into the PCR supply chain, this is important as some polymers can degrade when recycled multiple times (i.e. producing PCR from PCR) thus affecting the integrity of the package. Speak to us about how to ensure your product is properly protected.
The inclusion of PCR for many brand owners is not just about the Plastic Packaging Tax, it is also the opportunity to embrace the consumer demand for packaging which includes recycled content. To this end BLUESKY have ranges of bottles with 30% PCR content available from stock and can also manufacture most of our products with 30%+ PCR content, subject to minimum order quantities - contact us to discuss the products you need.
BLUESKY advise against compostable packaging as this is not recyclable and in reality often ends up being incinerated or creating further environmental issues. It has also been suggested that microplastics are entering the water systems due to additives being used to aid biodegradability, and this does not resolve the issue or support a circular economy.
The BLUESKY ECOPACK designation identifies our most eco-friendly products. These products or materials are recyclable, renewable or re-usable.
Learn more about our identification of eco-friendly packaging products with BLUESKY ECOPACK designation.
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.
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.
ECOPACK helps you choose sustainable packaging solutions
The demand for environmentally-friendly, sustainable packaging continually grows across the UK. 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.
- Jo Webb
- Company News
- Created 16 Nov 2021
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