#EarthDay2022 with Kendal Mint Co

#EarthDay2022 with Kendal Mint Co

Friday 22nd April, 2022 marks #EarthDay2022 and earthday.org are encouraging everyone to invest in Our Planet. Here at Kendal Mint Co, we are genuinely passionate about making a difference, particularly in our beautiful home - The Lake District.
We're going Green... Kendal Green!

"We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). Together, we must invest in Our Planet. Because a green future is a prosperous future."

Earthday.org, 2022

How are we Investing in Our Planet?

The sports nutrition market is a tough one when it comes to improved sustainable packaging solutions. Practical products which are designed to be tough and easy to use, tend to contradict any sustainable solutions but there are ways to tackle this. 
Through our passion for a more sustainable future we have developed our 3-stage, 'GRN NRG' strategy - Re-imagine, Reduce, Remove.
Our goal is to ensure we  have done everything we can to remove at least 75% of single use plastic products from our range by 2025.
Throwing it back to Earth Day 2021, we promised we would "change the game"... and in June 2021 we did just that, launching the UK's first Refillable Energy Gels. Which have since proved a huge hit and became Winner of "Best In Test" and "Eco Champion" - in Women's Running Mag.

What have we done so far?

We introduced our GRN NRG Sustainable Promise in 2020, to Re-imagine, Reduce and Remove

  • September 2019 - Introduction of recycled cardboard shipping boxes.
  • October 2019 - New recyclable and biodegradable void-fill packaging materials used for all orders.
  • Jan 2020 - No more single use plastic mailing bags, now 100% biodegradable.
  • Feb 2020 - Our drinks bottles switched from plastic to 100% Biodegradable PE.
  • May 2020 - we phased out our single-use powder sachets and released our 100% recyclable pouches for both our Hydration Recovery powders.
  • July 2020 - we introduced a new style of energy gel packaging which uses 30% less packaging and improved seals.
  • June 2021 - We launched the UK's first Refillable Energy Gels.
  • December 2021 - 100% Recycled and Sustainable clothing range.
  • ...and in June 2022 - We're going to step up our game again... Keep your eyes peeled!

You can check out all of our 'GRN NRG' Sustainable products here.

What are our plans for #EarthDay2022 ?

This year at KMC we're celebrating the big steps made towards our plastic-free dream with double Recharge Rewards on all "GRN NRG" certified sustainable products.

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