Our world faces disastrous temperature rises and the United Nations has said if we fail to act, we betray future generations. Vague pledges by countries and companies are meaningless. We as a team are committed to playing our part and taking action.
Since 2003, when inov-8 was founded, we have pushed ourselves to be sustainable in all our working practices. In November 2020, we took this approach to the next level and vowed to put sustainability at the heart of everything we do. We developed a new inov-8 sustainability strategy, in partnership with Dr Anne Prahl (an expert at the forefront of sustainable workings and design), which guides every aspect of what we do.
We are improving the durability of our products - through the use of Graphene and increased testing - so they last longer
We are reducing our environmental footprint by minimising waste and pollution, while also increasing the use of sustainable materials.
We are donating sales to local environmental charities and volunteering within our communities to further play our part.
Our overall sustainability goal is:
“To protect the mountain terrain and global environment we love by reducing and eliminating our products’ negative environmental impact across the entire supply chain, while supporting and enabling sustainable lifestyles in our community and beyond.”
BACK TO EARTH BAG
We have switched to using new Back to Earth Polybags made with an organic biotechnology , as part of our commitment to saving the planet.
A bag is needed to protect your product in its journey to your front door. Our polybags are made from previously discarded materials.
They include an organic biotechnology that allows microbes in the natural environment to consume plastics, just like they would consume leaves and other organic matter.
Re-use & Recycle
We encourage you to re-use your Back to Earth bag or recycle it at a place where it is accepted.
If our bags are not recycled and end up in nature or landfilled, the organic ingredient in the bag attracts naturally occurring microbes which live in soil, oceans, landfills and compost.
The microbes quickly eat the bag up. In ideal conditions, your Back to Earth bag will decompose within a few years, as opposed to regular plastic, which can take hundreds to thousands of years.
Our Back to Earth bag leaves behind NO microplastics or toxic residue. In fact, they leave behind beneficial remnants like biogas and nitrogen rich compost. These gases are often collected by landfills as a source of free, clean energy and the compost enriches the soil.
Learn more about the BDP® biotechnology behind our new Back to Earth Polybags from our partner, ChangePlasticforGood.com