Environmental Impact

Aerosols and environmental Impact

Air pollution is caused by many substances in the air, such as nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are materials which, in the presence of sunlight, are capable of producing ozone gas in the lowest layer of the earth’s atmosphere. This can lead to degraded air quality and the occurrence of ‘smog’.

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VOCs are used everyday products such as paint and adhesive, they can also be found in antiperspirants and deodorants, to act as solvents, propellants and fragrances amongst other uses. The use of VOCs in consumer products, such as aerosols, has been modified over the years to ensure minimum impact on the environment.

Recent technology developments help to reduce the air pollution and wider environmental impact of antiperspirant and deodorants.

Unilever have compressed regular cans into smaller ones, which use less packaging and less gas on the inside; significantly reducing the impact on the environment. We’ve reengineered the spray system, reducing the amount of gas needed to deliver the same amount of product with each spray. This allows the compressed cans to last just a long and work just as well as the regular cans, cutting the carbon footprint per can by about 25%.

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