As of today we are happy to announce that we have implemented our new, more environmentally friendly shipping packaging.
Many of you have commented that getting a bottle of Battle Brew out of its tube was like trying to break into Fort Knox but unfortunately thanks to SA Post Office, we had to seriously over pack the tubes to prevent breakages and theft.
Images, like this one, circulating of the recent strike damage will give you some idea of what our parcels had to endure to protect your precious MCT Oil.
The Old Packaging
The old packaging on the left ended up with bottle being placed inside foam net which was then wrapped in bubble wrap. The wrapped bottle was then heat sealed inside a plastic bag.
The bagged bottle was placed inside the tube, which has its plastic end cap stapled to the tube, to reduce theft, and a shock absorbing foam disk was placed between the end cap and the bottle.
Apart from all of the plastic and foam, these were taking 4 minutes per tube for us to pack.
The New Packaging
In the interim we were testing alternative packaging methods and today we switched to the packaging you can see on the right.
All this consists of, is the tube, two plastic end caps and 4 corrugated cardboard disks.
Two of these are solid discs, one at the top and one at the bottom to serve as impact absorption.
The second set of discs have cut-outs that fit around the base of the bottle and the cap, ensuring that the bottle is held securely in the centre of the tube.
What this means for the environment is that every part of the package from the bottle and its sleeve to the tube and its end caps are now recyclable and we would ask that all our clients please do recycle them.