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What makes Green People so green?

06/03/2018 by Hannah

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It’s not easy being green but at Green People we’re passionate about two things, providing our customers with a diverse choice of certified organic products and minimising the impact doing so has on the environment. With over 20 years' experience we’re pioneers of the clean beauty movement, and here we reveal what goes into being green.

WE SET THE STANDARDS

Our founder Charlotte was on the Soil Association Health & Beauty Products Standards committee and played a key role in setting the first natural and organic cosmetic standards.

soil association

OUR CRUELTY-FREE ETHOS

Creating our range of natural products is something we don’t want to make a pig’s ear out of so, you can rest assured that we have never tested our products on animals and never will.

PETA certified

WE’RE TRIED AND TESTED

All our packaging materials are checked, assessed and approved by the organic certification bodies that we are licensed by.

WE GIVE RECYCLING 100% OF OUR ATTENTION

All our packaging is 100% recyclable and can be burnt without releasing harmful or noxious gasses into the atmosphere.

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WE MAKE A STANCE AGAINST MICROPLASTICS

We have never used microbeads in our products and even helped bring about a UK ban on them when we presented a petition against microplastics to Downing Street with Greenpeace.

APPROVED BY ANIMALS

There’s no elephant in the room here, we’re so transparent about what goes into our products that we’ve been approved by PETA, the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society.

vegan skincare

WE’RE OFF THE GRID

To keep wastage to a minimum our offices and warehouse are powered by Ecotricity, a 100% renewable energy provider.

WE WEATHER THE STORM

Our main manufacturing site uses wind-generated electricity and heat sourced from the earth to enable us to create the products that you love without harming our environment.

wind powered

WE CHIP IN TO HELP PROTECT THE PLANET

To make sure your products arrive safely we pack them with compostable packing chips made from biodegradable non-GMO corn starch.

WE GO BY THE BOOK

We’re so conscious of being green that we’ve been ranked ethical in the Good Shopping Guide for 14 years in a row.

Ethical skincare

WE ARE HEAT EFFICIENT

To minimise energy wastage, we use infra-red heating in our warehouse. This only heats solid objects and not the empty air space around them.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHARITIES

We work closely with the Marine Conservation Society and have donated over £70,000 from the sale of our products towards helping them keep our shores and coastlines pollution-free.

marine conservation

WE PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH

At Green People we’re as green as our word and whether its car sharing, cycling to work or simply turning the light off when we leave a room, our whole team makes an effort to reduce our impact on the environment.


What steps do you take to help protect the planet? If you’re an avid recycler, drive an electric car or you volunteer to clean up our beaches we’d love to hear about it.  Let us know by using #GreenYourRoutine on social, or leave us a comment below.


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