Sustainability at Photobox

We’re building a greener Photobox – from the materials we use, to the factories we print in. Here's a closer look at the steps we're taking to minimise our environmental impact.

Our three key focuses (for now)

It starts with being honest. And, if we're honest, there's a lot more work to do to help our customers make the sustainable choice in photo printing. We will focus on sharing this journey as we improve products and operations across the Photobox Group.

We need to make sure our factories are doing *the most* with sustainable practices, by doing the least in contributing to the problem. That includes specific training and educating our employees on steps to sustainability and leading with best practices in our facilities.

We'll be regularly checking-in to mitigate our impact on climate change and protect the planet. For us, that means assessing the creation process of products (and the materials used) before offering to customers. The better quality our products are, the longer they last (which makes for more sustainable gifting).

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A look at what we've already done

We use 100% renewable energy

All of our factories run with 100% renewable energy. That means energy collected from renewable resources that are naturally replenished (on a human timescale), like wind, sunlight, and waves. It does other good stuff too, like reducing air pollution and diversifying energy supply, and it means we're less dependent on importing fuel.

We've cut down on plastic

Packaging is a biggie for us (because we send a lot of orders to customers daily). Since 2019, we've removed 48.6 tonnes of plastic from our packaging. Unsure what that really means? Well, it's equivalent to 1 million plastic bottles and the weight of 7 fully grown elephants. We're still working on ways to reduce our plastic waste across all of our operations.

We're working on Zero Waste to Landfill

Zero Waste to Landfill is as literal as it sounds – no waste is sent to landfill. That's something we've already achieved at two of our factories. As for the rest, we're making sure as much waste as possible is reused, recycled, or recovered.