Earth Day


In celebration of Green Day, from 26th – 29th May we have once again teamed up with Clean Coasts.

The reality is simple: Up to 12.7 million tons of plastic enter oceans across the globe every year, with each individual piece of plastic taking up to 1,000 years to degrade. Through our commitment to reducing waste, our plan of action is based on 3 pillars: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. In order to help combat the current extent of plastic pollution, one thing we can do at L’OCCITANE is reduce the production of single-use plastic to create our products, and offer customers suitable, affordable alternatives.

Some Alarming Facts...

Alarming Fact: By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

What We Do: We have never had plastic bags in our stores, and are phasing out plastic cellophane and plastic spatulas.

Alarming Fact: 50% of the plastic the world uses is used just once, then thrown away.

What We Do: 25 L'OCCITANE products are already available in eco-refills, which use an average of 85% less plastic than a standard bottle.

Alarming Fact:Over the last 10 years, humans have produced more plastic than during the whole of last century.

What We Do: By 2025, 100% of our plastic bottles will be produced from 100% recycled material.

Green Day is hugely important to us here at L’OCCITANE because it celebrates our key commitment to Reduce Waste. L’OCCITANE’s founder Olivier Baussan was ahead of his time; in 1976 he encouraged his customers to refill and reuse their glass bottles, or return them to be recycled at a local recycling facility in Nice.

The eco-refills, first launched in 2008, are one of the main ways we reduce waste because they use 85% less plastic on average than bottles, saving L’OCCITANE 200 tons of plastic a year. This makes a huge difference because plastic is invading our oceans and infiltrating our food chains, with 20 tons of plastic being thrown into the ocean every minute. With plastic taking around 1,000 years to degrade and worse still, never fully decomposing, we are running out of space on our beautiful planet to store this rubbish.

What's It All About?

This Green Day, 26th - 29th May 2022, we have teamed up with Clean Coasts again! The Clean Coasts programme works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s seas, ocean, coastline, waterways and marine life. We will be donating €5 from every eco-refill sold to help Clean Coasts.

Clean Coasts are creating a tangible and immediate improvement to Ireland’s coastal environment through, hundreds of beach cleans, mobilising thousands of volunteers and  removing considerable quantities of marine litter from our coastline each year.   

Discover Our Eco-Refill Collection

L’OCCITANE urges consumers to reduce their single use plastic purchases and make the switch to more sustainable, refillable options to fight the waves of plastic pollution. Using eco-refills for your beauty and cosmetics products is an additional way we can all reduce plastic consumption and pollution on an enormous scale!

Over the last couple of years, we have made ambitious targets with regards to reducing our plastic consumption and we are well on track to achieve them. For example, by 2025, 100% of our bottles will be made from 100% recycled PET plastic.

Eco-Refills use an average of 85% less plastic compared to our regular packaging.

TerraCycle®: Our Recycling Partner

A pioneering (and very green!) company, TerraCycle® is the world leader in the collection and recycling of post-consumer waste that's usually considered non-recyclable. It teams up with companies who want to find ways to recycle or upcycle their waste. TerraCycle® can recycle plastic cups, toothbrushes, pens, batteries, art supplies, cigarette's an incredible list! Through partnerships with brands like L'OCCITANE, it takes used packaging and turns it into raw materials that can be used to make new items. 

Now, more than ever, we must aim for sustainable solutions, a cleaner environment and a more circular economy. TerraCycle
® is helping to make this possible. 

Sustainable Beauty Swaps

At L'OCCITANE, we've been focusing on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle for many years. Discover our eco-friendly beauty products without worrying about plastic consumption!

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Reducing Waste

We’re concerned about the impact of plastic pollution; we sell refills and strive to make our packaging as environmentally friendly as possible.


L’OCCITANE Refill Fountains

Our refill fountains allow you to restock on your favourites without the extra plastic, and paired with out Forever Bottles, you will be making the ultimate eco-conscious choice! #FILLFORTHEFUTURE


Our Upcycling

Have you ever tried Upcycling? No matter the type of waste, there is always a way to re-purpose and transform empty packaging into something useful. Discover some DIY activities for you to try at home.