Environmental & Social Responsibility
In addition to making innovative products to make your journey easier, Scrubba by Calibre8 is committed to responsible environmental and social practices.
In 2022 we formally partnered with 1% for the Planet, committing to donating 1% of our total revenue each year to environmental causes.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve officially been Climate Neutral Certified.
This year, we’ll measure our 2022 emissions, offset our entire footprint by investing in climate change solutions, and develop a plan to reduce our emissions moving forward.
We use quality materials to ensure a long product lifespan and design our products to be easily repairable.
We launched our Untouched Scrubba range which uses fabric that isn’t bleached or dyed to further reduce our carbon and wastewater footprint during production.
In 2021/22 we started trialling 100% recycled polyester for use in the Scrubba wash bag. We expect to roll out recycled textiles to all Scrubba wash bags in 2022/23
By using minimal water and no electricity, each Scrubba wash bag saves travellers an average of 1000 litres of water and 7.5kg of carbon each year. By using your Scrubba wash bag you are minimising your travel footprint.
Due to the negative environmental impact of PVC, we have made the decision to discontinue manufacturing our inflatable hangers.
Our retail products are packed in fully recyclable cardboard packaging or in reusable packing cells. In the AU market, customers can opt for no
retail packaging on select products.
We maintain a list of banned or restricted materials and chemicals and we ensure they aren’t used in any Scrubba products.
Clean water and sanitation is still something that millions of people lack access to. Over the years we have donated tens of thousands of dollars to fully funded several projects through Charity: water to help bring clean water to those in dire need.
In instances of natural and humanitarian disasters, we have made several monetary donations to aid organisations.
In 2022, we are launching a humanitarian aid version of the Scrubba wash bag, which will allow those in need to meet one of their basic requirements of sanitary clothing.
Following the lead of REI, which sells the Scrubba wash bag, we have adopted guidelines to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of the Scrubba brand and our company
We have put in place official standards for worker treatment, pay, safety and conditions to ensure that the production of Scrubba wash bags helps those at all levels.