Products of change. News

Pritt stick now more sustainable

Fri 22 Jan 2021 | 08:01 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Pritt stick is made of 97% natural ingredients

New formulation contains 97% natural ingredients while keeping its well-known strength and high gluing power. Henkel has relaunched its famous Pritt stick. The new formulation contains 97% natural ingredients (including water) while the stick now consists of up to 65% post-industrial recycled plastics. The fully recyclable products available in three different sizes are presented in a modern design and offer children and their parents a safe and strong solution for paper crafting at school or at home. “The Pritt stick is one of the core products among our consumer adhesives range, and it is our continuous aspiration to strengthen and expand its leading position in the market,” said Ilaria Paulon, international brand manager for Pritt at Henkel. “With the relaunch we want to offer our customers globally a fresh and modern crafting experience responding to the increasing demand for safe and sustainable consumer products. We are proud to present our even more natural formulation without any compromises in performance while at the same time replacing a significant amount of plastics by post-industrial recycled plastic.” With the relaunch Henkel also significantly increases the sustainability of the Pritt stick range in-line with its packaging targets for 2025. The new glue stick container is fully produced of recycled plastics – only the cap and the spinning mechanism are still made of virgin plastic to ensure the functionality and performance of the products. The new packaging concept enables the usage of up to 65% of post-industrial recycled materials depending on the product size. In addition, all materials are fully recyclable when the stick is empty.
related articles
£1 million fund to boost flexible plastic recycling

Mars UK, Mondelez International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever to finance and launch £1m Flexible Plastic Fund.

Read More

Tue 01 Jun 2021 | 06:56 am GMT

Responsible farming key to bioplastic

Kirsty Wood, development technologist and sustainability lead for Hexpol TPE was live on the POC platform on Monday (22 March) to discuss the future of bio-based plastics.

Read More

Thu 25 Mar 2021 | 09:39 am GMT

UN urged to draw up Plastic Treaty as pollution reaches 'climate change level threat to life on earth'

Two environmental agencies have this week called upon the UN to draw up a robust treaty to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, including an open letter signed by more than 70 global businesses.

Read More

Tue 18 Jan 2022 | 10:23 am GMT

Waitrose supports 5 plastic projects

Over the past two years, Waitrose has been funding five innovative projects that are tackling plastic pollution. Now the funding has come to an end, the final impact reports have been released.

Read More

Wed 14 Apr 2021 | 03:15 pm GMT

Most read stories
Govt must take radical steps to decarbonise industry

A new report finds that Government will not deliver on its commitment to net zero by 2050 without taking radical action to decarbonise the 12 most carbon-intensive industries.

Read More

Tue 06 Apr 2021 | 06:43 am GMT

Aerosoles unveils vegan Laura Ashley footwear

The new capsule collection will team the British lifestyle brand’s nostalgic prints with Aerosoles’ vegan materials.

Read More

Wed 28 Jul 2021 | 07:55 am GMT

eBay launches certified refurbished hub

Latest lockdown trend from eBay UK reveals one refurbished item selling every 14 seconds on the online marketplace in the last year.

Read More

Tue 09 Mar 2021 | 11:41 am GMT

Big changes on the horizon for kids’ ecosystem

Opportunities for brands and businesses will be created from all aspects of the kids’ ecosystem, says Kids Insights in its 2021 Future Forecast report

Read More

Thu 03 Dec 2020 | 02:34 pm GMT

America is all in for climate action

As the US re-joins the Paris Agreement, thousands of non-federal climate leaders launched America is All In, a coalition to drive a society-wide mobilisation for bold climate action.

Read More

Fri 26 Feb 2021 | 07:26 am GMT

International sporting bodies embrace change

Case studies highlight the unifying power of sport to drive projects that tackle environmental degradation, climate change, social injustice, gender inequality and other major challenges

Read More

Thu 03 Dec 2020 | 02:26 pm GMT

Decathlon launches ski and active wear rental collection with Hirestreet

The sports and active wear retailer, Decathlon is making moves in the circular space, having become the first retailer in the sector to offer a clothing rental service for customers.

Read More

Mon 24 Jan 2022 | 10:28 am GMT

Book your sustainability session in with the Products of Change Advisors at BLE 2021

Products of Change Advisors June Kirkwood, Arthur Parry, Cathy Teasdale, Andrea Green and Leonora Aixas will be hosting one-to-one consultations to help the industry on its sustainability journey.

Read More

Tue 16 Nov 2021 | 09:09 am GMT