Frank Green environmentally friendly products
We’re seriously sustainable.
We’re on a mission to change the way people think about reusable products. We are achieving this by creating innovative, stylish and functional products that ‘do the right thing’ by the planet
Reducing our footprint and being sustainable is at the core of the frank green culture and community. It’s the right thing to do – and it mutually benefits the community and planet Earth.
At frank green we’re committed to:
Designing, engineering and making our products in Australia.
Working with eco-responsible local suppliers and running an ongoing program to limit our manufacturing footprint, because we believe it will cost less – financially and environmentally.
Conserving resources when producing our products. How? By using fewer raw materials, creating less packaging, recycling our waste, and reducing our energy output.
Reducing, reusing and recycling everything we can.
Being open, honest and transparent when communicating with our customers, suppliers, stockists, partners and government contacts.
At frank green, we want to change the way people think about reusable products. It’s our mission to motivate others to live more sustainably and to reduce unnecessary waste. Our philosophy is to design innovative products that are stylish, functional and good for the environment because we believe that everyday products should be beautiful. We’re also passionate about supporting local industry. Everything we do is designed, engineered and made right here in Australia.
At frank green, we know that buying bottled water and using single use coffee cups is a waste of the earth’s resources (and of our money), so when we couldn’t find a coffee cup or water bottle that ticked all our boxes, we decided to make our own.
Not only are frank green products good for the environment – being made from recyclable materials and reducing the use of single use bottled water and coffee cups – they’re also great for your health, being made from BPA-free and non-toxic materials. frank green is also 100% Australian owned, with all products designed and manufactured in Melbourne. Not only does that mean a reduction of our carbon footprint, but it ensures ongoing work for local businesses, supporting their livelihoods and our economy.
Why single use bottled water and coffee cups are a waste of the earth’s resources (and of your money):
Bottled water costs almost 4,000 times more than tap water. One litre of tap water costs a fraction of a cent, but bottled water can cost up to $5 per litre – Australians spend more than half a billion dollars every year on bottled water.
It takes an enormous amount of energy and non-renewable petrochemicals to get water from the source and to make disposable bottles. Refrigeration and recycling costs add even more to the energy footprint.
Single-use plastic water bottles can take over 1,000 years to degrade, and we only recycle around one third of what we use. The rest ends up in landfill as waste, or in the ocean as marine debris, often killing wildlife.
Australians throw away over 1 billion single use coffee cups every year which end up in our landfill, as we lack the infrastructure to recycle the polyethelene inner of the single use cup.
Thousands of café’s are now part of The Responsible Café initiative, which means you receive a discount on your coffee each time you use your SmartCup by frank green.