You know that Lil’Bit makes homemade all-natural cleaning products – but what about the packaging?

 

Well, I’m glad you asked.

Alas, Australia is far behind in eco-packaging and I am doing my best to keep Lil'Bit in Australia but this may have to change in the future as costs are incredibly high here compared to overseas and I need to make a living. It's not that we don't want better packaging, we just can't afford it at this time.  One of the perils of being a small business is we simply don't have the buying power............yet ;)
 

rPET AMBER BOTTLES 250ML:

Creating a plastic bottle from 100% recycled content uses 75% less energy than its virgin counterpart. Although some energy and water is still needed to process these plastics into new forms (which is why we love reusable!), the amount is significantly less than creating first-time plastics. 

Over 60% of first-time PET production is used to create polyester textiles. By using PET that has already been in circulation, we can offset the amount of new PET that needs to be created.

100% Australian made.

PET AMBER BOTTLES 500ML:

100% Australian made and recyclable. It is just not viable for small businesses like mine to purchase the minimum order quantities required by current manufacturers herein Australia for rPET 500ml as this is still a relatively new manufacturing process.   

PUMP PACKS vs DISC TOPS:

 

We initially used pump packs for our Gardener's Soap and Dishwashing liquid but

switched to disc tops when we discovered the pump uses 10 pieces of plastic and a spring

(left) opposed to two pieces in the disc cap (right)

KRAFT PAPER POUCHES:

100% Landfill Compostable

  • 100% Australian made.

  • Made of compostable, recycled brown kraft paper for a natural organic look on the outside and biofoil                                                                                     on the inside which keeps product fresh.

  • Stand-Up Pouch has a zip lock which is made from corn starch and fully compostable.

  • Bags are also made using bio adhesives.

  • Landfill Compostable means they bags have to go to commercial landfill for the correct composting                                                                                conditions.

LABELS & VEGETABLE BASED INKS:

Labels printed by Australia's premier Carbon Neutral Printer.

  • 100% Compostable/Recyclable and made from recycled industrial paper waste.

  • Plant based, biodegradable, natural adhesive.

  • Traditional mineral solvent based inks contribute to ever growing greenhouse gas emissions. 97% of all inks and varnishes they use are vegetable based with the key ingredients made from soy and linseed oil.

  • Low waste pumping systems deliver ink to presses, reducing waste and maximising efficiency.

  • Printer also separates a large range of materials for recycling or reuse, resulting in only a small amount sent to landfill and proactively reduces consumption throughout the whole operation undertaking many initiatives including power factor correction, voltage optimisation and lighting designed for low power usage.

 

THE BOXES: (Don't expect something pretty!)

  • 100% Australian made from recycled cardboard or recycled boxes from local businesses.

  • 100% recyclable.

 

THE TAPE:

  • 100% Biodegradable.

  • 100% Australian made.

  • Plant-derived cellulose backing.

  • Renewable and biodegradable natural rubber adhesive.

 

THE BEANIES: 

  • 100% Australian made from non GMO corn. You can even eat, although they are a tad bland.

  • 100% Biodegradable and dissolve in water.

  • 100% HOME Compostable – safe for gardens and compost bins.

  • Manufactured without water, saving precious resources.

  • ISO 14001 accredited: Systematic approach to prevention of pollution.

Compostable Void Fill

Liz Harper

Owner/Founder

0420 932 552
Nunawading, Victoria
lilbit@lilbit.com.au

 

Certificate of Western Herbalism (Intermediate)

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