B Corp Month: What makes UpCircle a B Corp certified brand?

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In honour of B Corp month, we wanted to share examples of how we make impactful choices as a brand by going above and beyond for both people and the other words, why we are a certified B Corp brand!  You can read more about our B Corp journey here

What is B Corp Month?

During March, B Corp Month is an opportunity for brands to showcase the many ways they have chosen to pursue a more impactful path for the people and the environment. A B Corp Certification isn't just a mark; it's a global movement of people going beyond business as usual to make their mark on the world. It's exploring what's possible when businesses think beyond profit. When they go beyond the expected. When they come together to prove beyond doubt that there's a better way to do business.

What makes UpCircle a B Corp certified brand?

1) We upcycle ingredients that would otherwise be discarded. This provides mutually beneficial links between industries and benefits communities. For example, we create powders from upcycled fruit stones. [break] The stones originally had no value, so us purchasing them creates a new revenue stream for the growers 

2) We use recyclable, refillable packaging. Our jars are made of glass with aluminium lids, and our marketing materials is all-plastic free/biodegradable 

3)  We are certified Plastic Negative. We remove more plastic waste from the environment than we create in our packaging and operations. We pay the wages of waste workers who remove non recyclable plastics from coastlines. 

4) We offer a refill scheme. You can return your empties to us, we’ll refill them and send them back to you so you can continue to enjoy using your favourite products and reduce packaging!

5)  We've won many sustainability awards.

These are just a few reasons which makes us B Corp but we are super grateful to be part of a community that recognises not just our, but hundreds of other brands’ social and environmental performance. We are looking forward to sharing our sustainable and social attributes through the B Corp movement and inspiring our customers. This is only the beginning!