Our Sustainability

Our sustainability promise

Sustainability is a subject that is really close to our hearts and sits with our core company values. We are doing a lot of work into sustainability at the moment and how we best apply this across all aspects of our company and our products.

Childs Farm

At Childs Farm we are passionate about our planet, and all our plastic bottles contain between 30-100% PCR plastic, which means they have come from recycled sources. All our card and paper is FSC approved or recycled. We are actively trying to reduce use of plastics and understand the total lifecycle of our products. We contribute towards palm oil credits as there are derivatives of sustainably sourced palm oil in some of our products.

Farmologie

Sustainably sourced material – 100% recycled ocean bound plastic.

Poorly disposed of plastics are collected before they reach the ocean from rivers, river banks and surrounding areas from Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, South Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa. The process cleans up existing pollution and prevents future contamination of the environment.

This great initiative enables communities stricken by poverty to take immediate action by cleaning the environment and earning instant payment for their efforts.

Families start small with large collection sacks and eventually save up for more effective collection tools. Over time, groups become businesses which allow for organised operations and growth in communities. Collection operations grow to aggregation sites which in turn grow to become factory level recyclers.

Environmental sustainability leads to Social sustainability which leads to Industry sustainability.

  • Childs Farm – all our plastic bottles contain between 30-100% PCR plastic, which means they have come from recycled sources.

    Farmologie – 100% recycled ocean bound plastic.

  • As you may know, there is currently a global shortage of pumps as a result of increased sales of hand wash and hand sanitisers due to COVID-19. So if you love your pumps, and are coming to the end of an existing bottle and want to keep them to reuse in the future, please save yours now!

    Childs Farm – Our pumps are made from a mix of PP, PE, stainless steel and glass, and the recyclability of these varies by region. If you cannot recycle these in your area please remove the pump from the bottle and the bottle can still be placed into the recycling. We are looking at our pumps and investigating other sustainable options, however this is more challenging due to the recycling facilities that are currently available in the UK but we are continuing to review the options available, and as innovation continues in this area we are constantly keeping our eyes peeled.

    Farmologie – Our pump is 100% recyclable (400ml for now), as it contains no metal, and our lids are all recyclable.

  • Our sprays and over caps are made from using polypropylene (shown as symbol no. 5) and these are widely recycled. Our tubes are made from a mixture of HDPE and LDPE which is widely recycled. The caps on our tubes are made from polypropylene which is also widely recycled.

  • The main bottle on our roll on SPF Is made from polypropylene (shown as symbol 5) is also widely recyclable. However the ball and casing that is used is made from LDPE which isn’t yet recyclable so please can these be removed from the bottles before placing in the recycling waste.

  • Our labels on our bottles are made from polyethylene laminates which unfortunately are not yet recyclable but can be left on the bottle. We are looking at more sustainable alternatives for these and hope to be able to update you with our progress soon.

  • As well as our products we have also made some really positive changes in our gift packaging. For example our gift sets previously used to have a plastic window which couldn’t be recycled and these have now been removed with the box being fully cardboard and so fully recyclable. Our cardboard sources are also FSC approved.

  • Sadly we cannot provide refills at the moment. This is due to the risk of contamination to the product which we believe adds unacceptable risk, particularly when supplying products for babies and children.

Childs Farm Ltd is a carbon assessed company. During the period of January 1st 2019 – December 31st 2019 our organisation released 539.46 tonnes of CO2e and we are actively working with Carbon Footprint to further reduce and off-set our emissions.

Our sustainability promise

Sustainability is a subject that is really close to our hearts and sits with our core company values. We are doing a lot of work into sustainability at the moment and how we best apply this across all aspects of our company and our products.

Childs Farm is currently working on sustainability across our whole range of products. This includes everything from our bottle pumps to how our ingredients are sourced. Please see below how we are currently working towards sustainability.

  • All of our bottles and caps are widely recycled and feature the recycling symbol on our packs (known as the Mobius loop)

    The other symbol which are triangles with a number in indicate what type of plastic the packaging is made from and this helps ensure its being recycled in the right way. Certain types of plastic are easily recyclable and others can only be recycled dependent on the local facilities available so may need to be checked with your local council.

    Our bottles are made from HDPE (shown as symbol 2) and are widely recycled. The caps are made from polypropylene (shown as symbol 5) which is also widely recyclable.

    We also use 30% PCR in our 250ml and 500ml bottles. PCR is post-consumer recycled plastic so using material that would have otherwise been disposed and giving it a second (or third or fourth life) of instead of using brand new virgin material.

  • Our pumps are made from a mix of PP, PE, stainless steel and glass, and the recyclability of these varies by region. If you cannot recycle these in your area please remove the pump from the bottle and the bottle can still be placed into the recycling. We are looking at our pumps and investigating other sustainable options, however this is more challenging due to the recycling facilities that are currently available in the UK but we are continuing to review the options available, and as innovation continues in this area we are constantly keeping our eyes peeled.

  • Our sprays and over caps are made from using polypropylene (shown as symbol no. 5) and these are widely recycled. Our tubes are made from a mixture of HDPE and LDPE which is widely recycled. The caps on our tubes are made from polypropylene which is also widely recycled.

  • The main bottle on our roll on SPF Is made from polypropylene (shown as symbol 5) is also widely recyclable. However the ball and casing that is used is made from LDPE which isn’t yet recyclable so please can these be removed from the bottles before placing in the recycling waste.

  • Our labels on our bottles are made from polyethylene laminates which unfortunately are not yet recyclable but can be left on the bottle. We are looking at more sustainable alternatives for these and hope to be able to update you with our progress soon.

  • As well as our products we have also made some really positive changes in our gift packaging. For example our gift sets previously used to have a plastic window which couldn’t be recycled and these have now been removed with the box being fully cardboard and so fully recyclable. Our cardboard sources are also FSC approved.

  • Sadly we cannot provide refills at the moment. This is due to the risk of contamination to the product which we believe adds unacceptable risk, particularly when supplying products for babies and children.

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At Farmologie we believe in protecting the planet as well as your skin, so all of our bottles are produced with 100% ocean bound plastic and fully recyclable after use. This initiative enables communities stricken by poverty to take immediate action by cleaning the environment and earning instant payment for their efforts. And as if that wasn't enough, in a world FIRST, the pump’s used are also 100% recyclable, as it contains no metal and all lids are recyclable through the kerbside collection scheme!

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At Childs Farm we pride ourselves in our ability to listen to you our fans and followers, and hear what products you want us to make; from new fragrances to no fragrances, we endeavour to deliver items that will help everyone to be happy in their skin.

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While our moisturiser leaves your skin hydrated and protected against dryness, add a spritz of our coconut body oil for a luxurious end to a long day! Quick absorbing and with a lightweight and non-greasy texture, this tropical scented body oil effectively moisturises skin. With skin looking revitalised and feeling instantly comforted, our body oil leaves you feeling fantastic! 💗

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