Our ecological efforts
At Nûby, we are well aware of the responsibility we have to the world we live in and we want to contribute to a sustainable environment in any way we can. We incorporate this vision in both the core of our business, being our products themselves, as well as our internal company culture.
First of all, we raise the number of Nûby products that are made of sustainable, durable materials, such as silicone, wood and Tritan™ from Eastman.
The medical-grade silicone we are using more and more is made up of silicon, an element that exists abundantly in nature in the form of sand and rock. After oxygen, silicon is the second most abundant chemical element and the most important raw material of mineral materials. If a silicone item ends up in nature, it would eventually break down into small, environmentally friendly pieces.
We are fiercely opposed to single-use plastics and built a business around products that are reusable time and time again, starting with polypropylene materials and evolving to the even more durable Tritan™ from Eastman. The toughness of the material increases product life and reduces waste compared with other polymers and glass, making other (single-use) items redundant. It also saves weight compared with glass, reducing shipping costs and energy use and we can even use less protective packaging compared with glass and more brittle polymers.
Talking about packaging, this is another part of the story that has evolved drastically. We avoid plastic in our packaging wherever we can. Proof of this is that about 75% of all new products have a more sustainable packaging and a lot of packaging of older products was adjusted to an eco-friendlier alternative. And not to forget; our cardboard packaging is now made of more than 60% to 80% recycled cardboard.
We are fiercely opposed to single-use plastics and built a business around products that are reusable time and time again.
We avoid plastic in our packaging wherever we can, 75% of all new products have a cardboard packaging and a lot of packaging of older products was adjusted to a more eco-friendly alternative.
We raise the number of Nûby products that are made of sustainable, durable materials such as silicone, wood and Tritan™ from Eastman.
And last but not least, we also make some small contributions to our planet within the company.
We have severely reduced the travel activities in our international company and insist on online conferences.
Our electronic invoicing system has replaced all paper invoices.
Our company building uses solar energy as part of our energy supply.
With regards to our product catalogue, we go for the bare minimum of printed copies and prefer a digital version wherever it’s possible.