Product and packaging
Biltema intends to take decisive action on packaging. Our values shall be implemented and reflected in our packaging. Simplicity and cost-efficiency shall be the cornerstones of our new initiative to reform and improve packaging so that it still retains the spirit of Biltema but is also kind to the environment.
We have chosen to focus on the following to 2030:
- Reduce the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in packaging by 50%.
- Reduce unnecessary packaging material.
- Reduce plastic in our packages.
As part of making our packaging more sustainable, we also intend to incorporate the use of more sustainable material alternatives, such as recycled materials and natural fibres.
By 2030, our ambition is that the majority of our packaging and products will be made out of a more sustainable material (such as bio-based material, recycled material and plastic material that is considered to be better alternatives.)
Our previous focus has been on reducing plastic in packaging, but we have now taken the important step in the work of using other materials in both out packaging and products.
It is possible to use less new fossil fuel-based plastics by using recycled plastic or bioplastics made from renewable raw materials.
PVC is a plastic that requires a large number of additives to achieve the desired properties. Biltema has decided to reduce the use of PVC in our packaging and products.
- By 2030, PVC products in the Home and Office ranges will have been reduced by 50%.
- By 2030, packaging shall no longer contain PVC.
Eco-friendly alternatives are available on the textile market today. Our ambition is to give our customers the choice of eco-friendly textile products made from recycled or organic textiles.
- By 2030, alternative products with more sustainable textiles shall be offered to complement the current range.
Down, leather and hide:
We have our own Animal Welfare Policy with established requirements which follow the well-known ‘Five Freedoms’ of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
At present, palm oil production is a primary cause of deforestation which threatens vital ecosystems and adversely affects human rights. For this reason, we have decided to completely cease the use of palm oil in our own products.
- By 2030, no Biltema products shall contain palm oil.