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Sustainability

We have always been conscious of the environment and the impact that manufacturing can have on the world we live in.

We have never partaken in animal testing and never will. None of our products, in either the product development or final production phase, have ever been tested on animals.

As much of our packaging and as many ingredients as possible are sourced from New Zealand suppliers wherever possible.

All of our printing is done using environmentally friendly inks. We use Arrowstar UV 7700 inks which are environmentally responsible and contain replenishable soy vegetable oil. These inks are water soluble ensuring that solvents and harsh chemicals are not required for clean up after printing is completed.

We package our Manuka Natural range and our balm range in amber glass. The current lids are plastic, however we will be changing to aluminium lids in the near future.

We are also transitioning our tubes to sugar cane plastic.  Look for the recycling information on the each tube.  The sugar cane tubes are a recycle 1 and the caps are a recycle 5. Unfortunately the recent changes in New Zealand to our recycling mean that small caps cannot be recycled in New Zealand.  In most other countries they will be able to be recycled. 

Our Very Hardworkers Handcreme pots are made from recycled plastic and are a recycle 1.  

Revive me lipbalm is changing from the current small plastic pot to the cutest small aluminium tin, which is able to be recycled.

All labels are biodegradable and boxes are recyclable. All of the paper and board used in Apicare packaging are environmentally responsible, are chlorine free and are sourced from companies certified under the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI)

All orders are dispatched using environmentally responsible products comprising cardboard boxes, shredded paper and potato starch chips to ensure the sound delivery of our products.

All large export orders are sent by sea.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.