Sustainability & Superpharmacy
Superpharmacy cares about the health of all of our customers, but we also care about the health of our planet & environment. That's why we have taken steps to reduce our environmental impact, and continue to stock and promote a range of eco-friendly, reusable products.
When you order from us online, you will notice that not only will your items be wrapped in packaging that looks great and ensures their safety in transit, but that your parcel will be almost entirely composed of recyclable materials.
All at no extra cost to yourself, because thats not who we are.
Every time you place an order with us, you can feel good knowing that you are helping to have a real impact on our environmental efforts.
If we ship your item in a smaller satchel, you will see that it also arrives in a 100% compostable corn-based version, which will break down within 180 days in a home environment. Say goodbye to soft plastics, and join us in helping to look after the environment one order at a time.
We are incredibly proud to be the first online pharmacy in Australia to offer 100% recyclable options across the board for our shipments.
Our company has aligned ourselves with the Eco-Packaging Alliance, which contributes to global reforestation efforts by planting trees for eco-packaging orders.
Look for the seal across your packaging to know that your order helped reforestation efforts around the globe.
[New!] Environmentally-Friendly Cold Chain Packaging
When you order items that require being kept in cold conditions, such as probiotics, Superpharmacy has always sent these out in highly specialised eskys that are rated to keep those items cold during potentially long transit times. These eskys were made out of a polystyrene material and were quite large and bulky, with no clear way to recycle them. We'd see that they often ended up just filling your waste bins, no matter how hard you may try to break them down.
Polystyrene is a non-biodegradable material, which means that the majority of the eskys we were sending out around Australia were just ending up in landfills where they can take hundreds, potentially thousands, of years to break down. Not to mention the small pieces that break off along the way and enter our eco-systems, ending up being consumed by animals & marine life.
Knowing the problems laid out in front of us, we knew that there had to be a better way, and were committed to finding and investing in a solution, no matter the cost. Although the eskys only made up a portion of our total deliveries here, we felt hugely inspired to see through a better solution, with a goal of total removal of the polystyrene esky
Goodbye Polystyrene, Hello Wool
We are incredibly proud and excited to announce our partnership with Planet Protector Packaging to continue our sustainability journey, and to solve the issue of environmentally friendly cold-chain packaging.
We again are the first online pharmacy in Australia to offer this product as standard for our orders, and are excited to continue the roll out of the new packaging in the coming months, as we begin to phase out styrofoam from our fulfillment centres.
Learn more about the brand new packaging below, and we hope you are able to get your hands on one soon, so you can see it in action for yourself.
We are working with our partners to continue our investment into sustainable and eco-friendly packaging and processes, and acknowledge we still have plenty of work to do. This is only the beginning of our journey, and we hope you will continue to join us along the way.
For instance, we ship cold chain items in specialised eksys. Replacing these with a more environmentally-conscious option, without compromising the safety of your items in transport, is a major priority of ours, along with trialing different forms of paper tape and transit labels.
If you have any ideas or areas you think we should be focusing on, or just wanted to show your support for the cause, we'd love to hear from you! Just send an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org