Why do we endorse products?
Here at Planet Ark we understand attempting to figure out which product is better for you and the environment while in the supermarket aisle can be overwhelming.
That’s why we developed Planet Ark’s Endorsement Program to provide you, the consumer, with a recommendation on which products to choose in order to reduce your impact on the environment. We’ve done the hard work for you! Simply look for the ‘Endorsed by Planet Ark’ logo on selected supermarket products.
By endorsing a select range of products which offer Australian consumers environmentally responsible alternatives, we can support our other environmental education campaigns such as National Recycling Week and National Tree Day, driving positive change nationally.
Who are we trying to help with our endorsed product program?
Our Endorsed by Planet Ark program helps two groups:
How do we approve products for endorsement?
We do the hard yards through rigorous research, analyses, supply chain review, etc before we endorse any product. Find out how we evaluate our products before we endorse them here:
Think of Planet Ark as your friendly guide in the shopping aisle, helping you make better decisions for the environment. Browse our range of endorsed products via the categories below. Remember, if you purchase Planet Ark endorsed products, you’re also helping the success of our other environmental campaigns such as National Tree Day and National Recycling Week!
Disclaimer: Whilst no product on the supermarket shelf is perfect in its entirety, we endeavour to provide products with a lower environmental impact than competing products.
These products are targeted towards busy, working families, couples and individuals that may not have the time to make DIY products to reduce their footprint. However, we definitely encourage this sort of activity to become even more environmentally sustainable.
Where can you buy our endorsed products?
Reference to claim 'one in six people now having some form of allergy or environmental illness': Prevalence and effects of multiple chemical sensitivities in Australia, Anne Steinmann, Preventative Medicine Reports 2018 Vol 10 pp. 191-194.
Planet Ark is proud to endorse the Aware Sensitive product range. Aware Sensitive has become one of Australia’s most popular laundry, cleaning and air freshener brands for good reason. Not only does it uphold a strong commitment to have minimal impact on the environment but also on our personal health.
If you have young children or your family suffers from asthma or allergies, the Aware Sensitive products are perfect for you. The Planet Ark staff also love to use these products in their own homes.
Here are some of the reasons why Planet Ark loves the Aware Sensitive range:
Where can I buy Aware Sensitive products?
Find out where you can buy Aware Sensitive products here.
Planet Ark proudly endorses the Orange Power product range. At Planet Ark, we love a good trash-turned-into-treasure story and Orange Power is certainly one of those. It is an innovative brand which took a ‘waste’ product, orange peels, and turned it into great smelling, high-performing cleaning, laundry and air freshener products.
Orange Power was born out of Mildura’s orange fields after discovering the uses for the orange oil that came from the discarded orange peels. The orange oil allowed Orange Power to produce cleaning and laundry products that were formulated without using harsh chemicals and palm oil derived ingredients, instead relying on the abilities of their natural formulas. A win for the environment and a win for you!
If you are looking for laundry and cleaning products that have minimal impact on the environment, smell great and are highly effective, Orange Power is for you.
Based on our assessment of Orange Power ingredients for their impacts on the environment in terms of biodegradability, ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation, here’s some of the reasons why we are proud to endorse these products:
Check out Orange Power’s sister brand Aware Sensitive for more laundry, cleaning and air fresheners products that Planet Ark proudly endorses.
Where can I buy Orange Power products?
Find out where you can buy Orange Power products here.
Through our partnership with Australian Paper, Australia’s sole manufacturer of office and printing paper, Planet Ark 100% Recycled Paper sprung into the market. We want to put recycled paper into the spotlight and ensure people around the country understand the environmental and economic benefits of choosing it, over virgin paper.
We wanted to ensure that if Planet Ark was to have its own brand of office paper, it would have the best environmental impact, making it the premium environmental office paper to buy.
Here are the reasons why Planet Ark put our trusted brand, onto this paper product:
If you care about the environment or you are an organisation that wants to reduce their carbon footprint, Planet Ark 100% Recycled Paper is for you.
Find out more about our overarching Make It Australian Recycled campaign here.
Where can I buy Planet Ark 100% Recycled Paper?
Planet Ark 100% Recycled Paper is available at most leading office supply companies which can be found here.
Planet Ark endorses the RecycleMe™ program as a great way for reducing the waste that is sent to landfill from takeaway coffee, other beverages with paper based single use takeaway cups and their plastic lids. In line with the waste hierarchy we encourage the use of reusable cups or simply drinking your coffee from crockery in the cafe before choosing a takeaway cup.
We do however recognise that takeaway cups will be still be used and that there is significant confusion about whether these cups and their lids are recyclable through existing waste collection services. Therefore, a practical option is to provide a system for collection and recycling of takeaway cups and lids. Detpak’s RecycleMe™ cup is one such system that provides the opportunity to significantly reduce the number of cups and lids destined for landfill.
Planet Ark recognises that this program is in the establishment phase (2018) and that further development is required to maximise the value of its output streams. Endorsement of the program requires that these options are established and that the best value outcomes for the materials are achieved in line with the waste hierarchy, along with a zero waste to landfill target.
Where can you buy our endorsed products?
Contact RecycleMe™ directly at https://www.detpak.com/recycleme/.
Planet Ark proudly endorses Alliance Paper’s Rollo Wrap, an environmentally responsible alternative to plastic-lined paper products used in the food packaging market. Unlike other products on the market, Rollo Wrap is free of chemicals of concern and is both recyclable (with minimal food and grease contamination) and compostable, making it a superior option to single-use plastics and greaseproof paper. It can be used in a wide range of food applications such as pizza box liners, deli wrapping and for bakery items.
Rollo Wrap’s renewable coating is a safer alternative to commonly used chemicals of concern, such as PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances), which may have adverse health impacts.
Rollo Wrap provides a unique high-quality solution for packaging applications, with the following benefits:
Where can I buy Rollo Wrap?
You can buy Rollo Wrap directly through Alliance Paper.
Planet Ark has partnered with Alliance Paper and endorsed Rollo Wrap based on The Precautionary Principle, which states that ‘‘when an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.’’