Our Sustainability Values

At Flexi-Hex® we want to tread lightly. Our company was born out of a love for the sea and a desire to design a packaging solution that doesn’t persist in the environment and negatively impact the ocean. We want to be ambitious with our commitment to stewarding the earth – taking care of the planet by making better decisions and bringing people along with us.

At the same time as innovating our product, we’re also innovating the way we do business. That means going a step beyond sustainability and exploring how we can be as regenerative as possible. How do we do this? Problem-solving through innovation. Designing with people and planet in mind. Being flexible and adaptable because things are constantly evolving. And most importantly, we keep making better decisions, and encouraging the people we work with to do so too.

We’re not here to take on Big Plastic. We’re here to keep making better decisions and partner with people up for doing the same.

 

B Corp® Certified

We are incredibly proud to be part of a global community of businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. As a B Corp, we are committed to continually measuring our impact and finding ways of improving our product and the way we do business so we can become as regenerative as possible. We look forward to sharing our progress with you.


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FSC® Certified

Flexi-Hex is proud to offer a range of FSC® certified products with a chain of custody certificate. The FSC® recycled label means products are made from 100% recycled materials, helping to protect forest resources and reduce the pressure to harvest more trees. A chain of custody certification ensures that FSC materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing, so customers can be confident that they are genuinely FSC® certified. Speak to our team for more information on our FSC® products and availability.

The Facts

Our addiction to plastic is real, we currently make 20 times more plastic today than we did 50 years ago. The problem being that most of this is single-use and only 9% is currently recycled. Additionally, too much of this waste is ending up in our marine environments, to the extent that recent studies have revealed marine plastic pollution in 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales and 40% of seabird species examined.

But rather than dwell on the problem, at Flexi-Hex we want to focus our energy on solutions. Our aim is to lead change and reduce waste through innovation and a positive mindset. As The Ellen MacArthur Foundation so eloquently puts it "by focusing more efforts on upstream innovation – at the design stage of a product rather than just downstream efforts such as recycling – businesses can prevent waste from ever being created in the first place".

To date, we have prevented over 2,925km from entering our ecosystem. This is equivalent to the distance from Cornwall to Crete, as the crow flies.

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The total amount of plastic our customers have removed from the packaging industry by switching to Flexi-Hex.

A Paper Report

We often get questioned about the impact of paper vs plastic. Specifically, about the carbon footprint comparisons between the two materials. But we don’t think it’s as simple as good vs bad. Read our new report to find out more…

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