Sexually Empowered PEOPLE Respect Mother Earth
As a business, we are constantly looking at ways to do things better for the environment and for women in general. While we grow, we aim to get better at reducing our waste, making our supply chain as eco-friendly as we can, and finding more ways to deliver sustainable products from beginning to end.
My ilo Sex Toy Recycling Program
In line with our sustainability practices, My ilo’s Sex Toy Recycling Program, has begun! Entirely free, open to all brands and you get a gift card for your next My ilo purchase.
We are leading the way to support our community and minimise our impact.
Sex toys are classified as biowaste in Australia as they are made from a combination of batteries, electronics, silicone, and plastic. Biowaste products are unable to be disposed of via general household waste and when they end up in landfill they can take over 500 years to decompose.
Our recycling program is located in Western Australia, reducing the need for additional transport emissions.
Shipping and transport
We post with 100% carbon-neutral and reliable shipping service, Australia Post. We understand the importance of using a carbon neutral shipping service with transportation services being Australia's second-largest source of greenhouse gas pollution. The sector emitted 102 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (MtCO2) in 2018, representing 18% of Australia's annual greenhouse gas pollution (Climate Council).
The delivery boxes are made from post-consumer recycled cardboard. We have chosen to keep the board in its natural form avoiding the chemical process in dying it white to be printed in colour. The box is discrete designed with all essential information printed on the inside steering clear of excess 'thank you card' waste.
We are also using Australia’s first natural rubber adhesive packaging tape which is 100% biobased film made from 90% renewable resources. This tape allows the entire delivery box to be compostable and biodegradable, with the adhesive being water-soluble.
Body Collection - Bottles
As voted by you, we have now stopped manufacturing boxes for your bottles to be packed in. This eliminates one more piece of waste from My ilo.
For the collection we have opted to use glass bottles over plastic bottles. Glass produces significantly fewer carbon emissions during the manufacturing process and it does not release harmful chemicals into the products. Unfortunately, our glass bottles are not made from post-consumer recycled glass, however, this is one of our main sustainability objectives for our next collection.
Our glass bottles can be recycled by removing their label and placing them into residential recycling bins.