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

Muc-Off Nano Cleaner in-store refill stations cut packaging waste at your local bike shop

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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 Nano Cleaner in-store refill stations cut packaging waste at your local bike shop

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.

Muc-Off.com

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Johann
Johann
2 years ago

They should cut the rest as well. Got a ridiculously small portion of latex milk from them as my bikeshop only had that or Peaty. The small container was packed in a thick cardboard containing a (useless) scoop (I put pretty much the whole of it in a single tire), a useless valve core removal tool, some stickers and an even more useless keychain with some sort of light that is so weak that I don’t see the point for it when anyone can use a smartphone for that and have at the very least 10x more light (probably much more in fact). In the end it’s been a lot of crap in the bin. First and last time I buy that. Don’t fill up my trash can, only the wholes in my tires please.

pastajet
pastajet
2 years ago
Reply to  Johann

Johann – Their sealant contains a reflective UV detection dye and their UV Torch highlights small leaks.

Wilhelm
Wilhelm
2 years ago

Then why did you buy it? $ or £ are votes.

RB
RB
2 years ago

A for effort. I for one would like to give kudos for Muc Off trying this route. Who knows? Maybe they are testing the viability and will go bigger in the future with their product line.
Go Muc Off!! If the response is good then others will follow.We can all vetch about stuff because the average consumer has no idea why there is so much packaging or for that matter why a manufacturer needs to do x,y, or z with their product. Sometimes it’s due to federal or other regulations or because there has been a happy to sue bad apple or in response to bad reviews over minuscule issues with how a product arrived, or even looks! The cycling industry is trying to be part of the good solution to climate change and I see changes everywhere.