Reducing waste

A Story Of Respect For The Planet

In today's world, any responsible company has a duty to do all it can to reduce waste and prevent pollution. The future of our planet depends on our actions today! At L'OCCITANE, we've been focusing on ways to reduce, recycle and react for many years, but there's still more we can do. And we're working on it!

Some Alarming Facts...

Alarming Fact: By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

What We Do: We have never had plastic bags in our stores, and are phasing out plastic cellophane and plastic spatulas.

Alarming Fact: 50% of the plastic the world uses is used just once, then thrown away.

What We Do: 25 L'OCCITANE products are already available in eco-refills, which use an average of 85% less plastic than a standard bottle.

Alarming Fact: Over the last 10 years, humans have produced more plastic than during the whole of last century.

What We Do: By 2025, 100% of our plastic bottles will be produced from 100% recycled material.

Our Mission

Our 3x 100% Mission

By 2025, 100% of our bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic, and 100% of our owned boutiques will offer a recycling service.

Step 1

As a brand, our mission eliminate any unnecessary and single use-plastic. Through our eco-refills, solid shampoos and soaps, and refill stations, we are constantly working to reduce packaging in every we can!

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Step 2

Our Forever Bottle is a sustainable swap designed so you can keep refilling time and time & again. Feel free to also up-cycle and reuse any of our iconic packaging to give your empties a second life!

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Step 3

Every material that we use, either by giving it a second life or making sure that its waste can become a resource. To do this, we first make sure that our packs are themselves recycled and recyclable thanks to visionary partners such as TerraCycle®.

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A Solid Choice for the Planet

In order to make our products as eco-friendly as possible, L’OCCITANE developed solid shampoos that have the same formula as the liquid soaps but comes in plastic-free packaging.

The solid shampoo uses 3x less quantity per use than a liquid shampoo.


Eco-Refills: An Easy Way to Cut Down on Plastic!

We currently have 26 of our products available in an eco-refill format which use, on average 85% less plastic compared to the original bottle.

In 2017, our overall use of plastic was reduced by 7% thanks to customers opting for these eco-friendly solutions. So, when there's a choice, go for this eco-option! And you'll be glad to know that we plan to sell even more eco-refills in the future!



The Forever Bottle

The Forever Bottle is a chic addition to any home. Made of long-lasting, lightweight and recyclable aluminium, each bottle is embellished with the imagery of L’OCCITANE’s signature ingredients! Available in all L’OCCITANE Boutiques, these bottles can be refilled at Refill Fountains in local participating boutiques or refilled using the L’OCCITANE Eco-Refills. Our refill bottles come in a 250ml and 500ml size.

Our Upcycling Tips

Have you ever tried Upcycling? No matter the type of waste, there is always a way to reuse and repurpose! We are committed to transforming packaging that is harder to recycle into something useful. Discover some DIY activities for you to try at home.




A pioneering (and very green!) company, TerraCycle® is the world leader in the collection and recycling of post-consumer waste that's usually considered non-recyclable. It teams up with companies who want to find ways to recycle or upcycle their waste. TerraCycle® can recycle plastic cups, toothbrushes, pens, batteries, art supplies, cigarette waste... It's an incredible list – that's incredibly long! Through partnerships with brands like L'OCCITANE, it takes used packaging and turns it into raw materials that can be used to make new items. 

Now, more than ever, we must aim for sustainable solutions, a cleaner environment and a more circular economy. TerraCycle® is helping to make this possible. 

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100% Recyclable & Recycled Bottles

For the past 10 years, our Aromachologie range bottles have been made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic, and we currently have over 65 of our products made from recycled and recyclable plastic!

By 2025, we want to be using rPET in all our bottles, and we're working with Loop Industries to make this happen!

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