Muc-Off already was moving towards a more environmentally-friendly strategy for repeat buyers of their biodegradable Nano Cleaner, offering concentrated cleaner in three sizes to cut back on extra packaging. Now, they’re cutting back on extra plastic altogether, with Nano Cleaner refill stations popping up in bikes shops all over the UK, and global expansion coming soon!
Muc-Off Nano Cleaner refill stations cut packaging waste
Just bring your currently empty 1L bottle of Nano Cleaner into a participating shop, and they’ll refill you for 50% off the retail cost of buying a new bottle – just £5.50 to refill the bottle (vs. £11 for a new one). So far 80 dealers in the UK have signed up, with Muc-Off planning a target of 250 refill points across the UK. They say that goal could reduce the need to produce over 50,000 bottles, cutting back 6 tons of unnecessary plastic.
Muc-Off already has a pretty strong sustainability policy focusing on plastic & CO2 reductions, with an internal goal of cutting plastic consumption by 30 tons by 2023. Managing director Alex Trimnell says, “Encouraging and facilitating the refilling of our bottles through our IBD network is a positive step towards helping us achieve our Project Green objective as well as supporting our ambassador dealers.”
For now the in-store refill centers are UK-only, but says they are working on rolling out the program globally “in the coming months.” Stay tuned.