Sustainability at Sugru
Sugru's mission is to protect the planet by inspiring and enabling a global movement of everyday repair. As a business tesa is committed to sustainability and making changes as we go.
Let’s end the Waste Age together 🤝
Everyone could fix what they already have instead of buying new all the time?
60% of global greenhouse gas emissions are a result of household consumption including food, heating, travel and… the things we buy.
Fixing our things has the power to reduce this. Every fix is an act of resistance that has the power to create ripples of change. 💪
How sustainable is Sugru Mouldable Glue as a material?
It’s a question we’re asked a lot. Sugru is a new type of silicone material designed and built to last. When we fix something, we want it to stay fixed. The downside to this of course is that the product is not biodegradable.
When inventing Sugru, we chose durability over biodegradability. In the future, we may not have to make this difficult choice, but with today’s available technology, we do.
Sustainability is not enough
Sometimes we struggle with the word ‘sustainability’. It suggests that we want to maintain the status quo. This is the opposite of what we want to do.
Sugru founder, Jane: "As a society, we're on the cusp of positive systemic change. We want to play our part, together with our parent company tesa SE, in doing what we can to help create solutions and systems of the future - whether they be technical (e.g. innovations) or social (e.g. behaviour change).
As a business, we prioritise people-positive outcomes for our staff and customers. Together, as a community, we are changing the world with every fix, to imagine new and better ways of living. Join us!"
“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”
Mark Twain Mark Twain
“In a disposable society, to repair is to rebel.” “In a disposable society, to repair is to rebel.”
The Economist The Economist
"What if our planet had more fixers?" "What if our planet had more fixers?"
Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, Sugru founder & fixer in chief Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, Sugru founder & fixer in chief
"Using Sugru feels good. You feel clever, resourceful, green." "Using Sugru feels good. You feel clever, resourceful, green."
J from the US - A happy Sugru fixer J from the US - A happy Sugru fixer