Take #OneGreenStep for the Planet with Garnier, Lazada and Cora

by - Saturday, August 07, 2021

The only thing I take into consideration when buying my skincare products is their efficacy. However, after being more eco-conscious and intentional about my purchases, I now consider the brand's end-to-end eco efforts for more sustainable production. I've had my skincare awakening with Garnier, and I'm thrilled that they continue their stride towards Green Beauty for All through the #OneGreenStep—a movement that aims to not just inspire, but enable Filipinos to start their sustainability journey.

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[L-R] Garnier's plastic-free packaging and their All-Star Kit
Many Filipinos hope to live sustainably but many find it intimidating, difficult, and even expensive to do so. With #ONEGREENSTEP, Garnier hopes to break this barrier and truly make it easy and accessible for everyone to take the first green step. 

It kicks off the campaign with two big partnerships. Hand-in-hand with Lazada, the leading eCommerce platform in the Philippines, Filipinos will now be able to receive all their Garnier orders from Lazada in plastic-free packaging—helping them enjoy their deliveries without plastic waste. 

Alongside CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation), a non-profit organization that fosters sustainable development through inclusive programs which uplift the most vulnerable via missions that address climate action, plastic pollution, and biodiversity conservation, Filipinos can now donate a seedling to the mangrove ecosystem protecting Baybay, Leyte for every purchase of the Garnier All-Star Kit.

Reducing your eCommerce packaging waste through Garnier’s Green Parcel

Garnier’s Green Parcel has found a new platform to help more consumers to reduce plastic waste. Starting August 2021, each purchase made from the official Garnier LazMall flagship store will be specially packed using eco-friendly sources and materials to reduce the overall packaging footprint.

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Garnier's Green Parcel includes a paper box, kraft paper tape, and recycled paper wrap
Garnier’s Green Parcel is plastic-free! Instead of the usual plastic tape, it uses water-infused kraft paper tape to secure and protect the products. In place of bubble wrap, it uses recycled paper wrap from FSC-certified suppliers that can be re-used at least 6 times and disintegrates in water within 30 seconds. All items are packed in a paper box (RoHS-certified) and do not contain any hazardous toxic chemicals.

What I like about the packaging is that they can be upcycled, too. Given that we're advised to stay home, I can house the small packages I'd like to send to a friend using Garnier's Green Parcel. Talk about zero waste! 😍

Garnier Philippines is the first beauty brand in the Philippines to roll out the Green Parcel program for e-commerce in October 2020. Since its introduction, Garnier has saved over 1,240 kg of plastic. It continues to work with various organizations and suppliers to look for more sustainable packaging materials that are either renewable or recyclable and have a minimal environmental impact or ecological footprint.

Offsetting carbon footprint through the mangrove rehabilitation program

CORA and Garnier have recently announced a partnership to support the mangrove plantation project called “WoMangrove Warriors,” which promises that for every Garnier All-Star Kit purchase, one seedling will be donated to the women eco-warriors community who maintain and protect the mangrove ecosystem in Baybay, Leyte.

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The All-Star Kit is available for P1,399 and each purchase allows you to donate a mangrove seedling
Under the program, CORA and Garnier aim to provide measurable action for carbon storage and sequestration to help mitigate climate change, improve opportunities for livelihood and income for women involved in mangrove rehabilitation programs and biodiversity-friendly enterprises, and strengthen local policies to support women and children.

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Inside the All-Star Kit is Garnier's bestselling Brightening Routine
Serum, Day Cream, Night Cream, Sunscreen, Eye Roll-On, Micellar Water, and Foam Cleanser

Since launching the program last June, about 1,200 mangrove seedlings have been donated to the WoMangrove warriors. The progress can be tracked through Garnier’s information page on the partnership on their website.

“The past few months have been exciting for the team at CORA. Having a Green Beauty brand like Garnier supports the work that we do is very inspiring, but more concretely, this partnership also gives a boost to reach more people through green education and empowerment, and accelerates our mangrove seedling planting program,” said Cat Triviño, Communications Head of CORA. 

These are some of the major sustainability initiatives that Garnier is rolling out for 2021, and the brand is hoping that Filipinos everywhere will take #ONEGREENSTEP forward in their journey towards sustainability.

As for my #OneGreenStep for the rest of the year, I will try to lessen the plastics and Tetra Pak consumption given that I donate at least three bags of these bi-monthly via the Plastic Flamingo. How about you? What's your #OneGreenStep? 💚

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