The F&F Journey
At Flora & Fauna we have been packing your orders in recycled boxes, made in Sydney, for years. We don't use plastic satchels or bubble wrap and pack orders minimally. By doing this we have saved over 30 tonnes of plastic heading to landfill.
We didn't start this way; we made this change in July 2016 and haven't looked back. Since that day we've continued to make improvements moving to minimal packaging in 2017 and moving to a paper-free warehouse in 2019.
When we made the move to minimal packaging we had a 40% opt-in overnight. It was so widely taken up we made this standard so you had to opt-out. Now very few people do.
At F&F we still have some suppliers that send products to us in plastic. We've worked with many over the years to stop this but we still have work to do. We need to get better so we're highlighting the problem by raising awareness and sending the plastic back.
We need to do more and we need to take this wider than F&F.
We need more businesses to Take It Back!