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.
Boxes, Cylinders & Bottles
Our boxes and cylinders are both made from 100% post-consumer card and dyed with soy-based inks. This card is safe for composting and is biodegradable. Our box manufacturer is also the only zero-carbon printer in Western Australia. To read more about World Wide Printing’s sustainability policy please visit about World Wide Printing.
By using this card we are reducing the amount of plantation timber being produced whilst recycling the already abundant amount of cardboard waste produced in the world today. We dye this stock with soy-based inks, to reduce harmful chemicals used, which can often have unintended harmful effects on the environment from production to their disposal in landfill.
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.
In the meantime, please share ideas on how to repurpose your ilo packaging by either direct messaging our Instagram @myilo.au or by emailing email@example.com. We love to upcycle our bottles by using them as vases, cosmetics containers & incense holders.
Our glass bottles can be recycled by removing their label and placing them into residential recycling bins.
Our “Thank You” card is printed on seeded paper which is made from 100% post consumer recycled card. We chose to use this multipurpose card to reduce waste and to boost Australian native flora, being both a gift to our customers and to mother earth. There are as many seeds in our raw sheets as there are in a packet of seeds you buy at your gardening store, ensure that our “Thank You'' card has as many viable seeds as possible for you to grow.
The seed we have chosen to imbed in our paper is Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia). An annual plant native to Western Australia but can grow throughout most regions of Australia.
1. Choose a spot to plant your seeded paper. Either in a pot or in a garden bed. Plant the paper under 3-5mm of quality soil.
2. We recommend using a new seed raising mix to plant your seeded paper in.
3. Water thoroughly and ensure the seeded paper is kept moist throughout the germination period. Watering the seeds daily for the first 10 days. If the seeded paper is allowed to dry out after its initial watering, it may contract slightly and damage delicate seedlings which may have begun to sprout.
Shipping & Transport
We have decided to partner with Sendle to ship your My ilo orders! Sendle is Australia's first 100% carbon-neutral shipping service. 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). Sendle is also a certified B Corporation, striving to be a force for good, to read more visit about Sendle.
The delivery boxes and shipping labels that we use are both made from post-consumer recycled cardboard. 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.
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.
We want to be part of the solution for a better planet, but we can’t do it on our own. We encourage our community to share their requests or ideas to help us make more of a difference in everything that we do. Got a tip?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us at our Instagram @myilo.au.