The Refoundry began purposely to help Mother Nature by making great products that reduce the amount of plastics that go to landfill or into waterways.
We believe our sustainability mission and responsibilities should be embedded in all we do. Therefore, we have also instilled the following policies:
Our products are purposely designed to reduce the use of virgin plastic. Where possible, these products are manufactured in Australia. Sometimes the manufacturing capability is not available locally or an additive must be added to strengthen a feedstock.
We will always be clear in our product descriptions so that our customers know where a product is made and what percentage of our products are from recycled plastics where applicable.
We have purposely chosen non-plastic product packaging. The only thing that is not currently available in a sustainable form is the strapping tape which unfortunately is plastic. We will continue to look for better options.
We aim to minimise our carbon emissions for transportation where we can. That means manufacturing in Australia when possible and by choosing fulfilment centres near our manufacturers.
Furthermore, where interstate travel is required by our employees, we use carbon offsets for any flights.
CIRCULAR LIFECYCLE OF PRODUCTS
We considered the circular lifecycle of our products from the very beginning. As such, we will always have a solution in mind for the end of life for any of our products whether it be returning it to us for reuse or recycling, or something similar.
One of the most important things The Refoundry can do for the environment is to avoid buying things we don’t really need and by minimising our own corporate footprint. As the company grows and evolves, we will continue to look for ways to do this for every new product line and the business itself.