At Eden Spa we care about the environment and recognize the seriousness of climate change. We constantly endeavour to find practical ways to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our sustainability.
Did you know that we have installed a 9kw Solar PV System that produces electricity to use during the day, reducing our carbon footprint and offsetting 12,000kwh of electricity from our local network? This creates a constant renewable supply of energy with little to no reliance on the grid.
A big way we highlight our commitment to sustainability is through our choice of products that we use and retail. For instance, the Kevin Murphy products use renewable and sustainable ingredients that are specifically cultured in an environmentally friendly way. The majority of the products also are manufactured at a facility that recycles all of their water, is powered by solar power, and has a carbon footprint of zero. The square shape of the Kevin Murphy packaging is another green thinking approach - something as simple as using a square shape has a huge environmental benefit, since tightly-packed boxy bottles uses up to 40% less resin than standard round packaging, and takes up less shipping space and packing materials. Some of the bottles are even made from recycled water bottles!
In addition, Skin Juice bottles are made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic (PCR). The Skin Juice cardboard packaging & gift boxes are also made of Jute, a natural, renewable fibre and biodegradable element. If you've received Skin Juice Gift Box packaging, we urge you to tear up and compost or dig the shreds into your garden, as it delivers nutrients while limiting the amount of waste or need for recycling.
We've installed LED lighting throughout the Spa as it uses up to 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than regular incandescent light bulbs. We make a conscious effort to encourage our team to turn off the lights in our staffroom, storage rooms and treatment rooms. We have also installed dimmer switches in all treatment rooms in which maximum lamp output is not necessary.
We only use environmentally friendly, biodegradable facial fibrellas to reduce our imprint on water usage through wash cycles. These materials are composable, meaning they won’t sit in landfill for hundreds of years. They also contain no harsh chemicals or toxic dyes, so they are even safer for your skin.
We purchase our cleaning materials in large bulk containers and always refill our bottles to minimize wastage. This creates less waste by using less packaging, which results in using less resources and less energy. Furthermore, by using less packaging, more product can be delivered in the same amount of space, slashing carbon emissions.
5 Star Energy Appliances
We use only 5 star energy rated appliances in Eden Spa. By buying more efficient models, we consume less energy and help to reduce emissions. We're mindful to only use electricity when we need it, being sure to turn off and unplug all tools when not being used.
A recent initiative we’ve developed is the team carpooling to and from work. Carpooling cuts down on the number of cars and vehicles on the road. Fewer cars means there is less carbon, gasses and pollution getting into the air. It addition, the parking in Camden is limited and allow more parking spaces to be readily available for potential clients and customers.
Marine Safe Ingredients
We have made a decision to not use or retail any products that contain microbeads. A microbead is a small 0.5 to 500 micrometres in diameter plastic sphere, often used in exfoliants. They are completely made of plastic so they don't break down. They cannot be broken down properly since sewage systems are not designed to remove microplastic, and so they remain in the water. Their miniscule size means that marine animals often mistake them for fish eggs, a natural part of their diets. Instead, we use products that contain naturally derived exfoliant beads, like jojoba beads, sugars and salts.