All of our shipping materials are 100% recyclable, and most of them are made from recycled material.
Items you may see in your package that are made from recycled material include:- Our ‘thank you’ cards: Printed on 100% post consumer waste, made with 100% wind power, are carbon neutral, fully recyclable, biodegradable, printed with water-based ink, and are processed chlorine-free.
- Our mailing boxes: Made from 100% recycled post consumer waste, are fully recyclable and biodegradable.
- Our tissue paper: Made from 100% recycled fibers, 20% consumer waste / 80% post industrial waste. It is made in the USA, is printed in water-based ink, and processed without chlorine. It is recyclable and biodegradable.
- Our “please recycle”stickers: Made from 100% recycled post consumer waste and are recyclable.
We utilize craft tape and alternatives to bubble wrap to minimize plastic.
Come to think of it, none of our shipping materials are made from plastic!
Glass and aluminum are able to be recycled an endless amount of times. Because of this, those are the materials that we strive to use the most in our product packaging. 90% of our product packaging is plastic free with the exception of pumps, spray nozzles, and our dropper caps- we don’t know of a plastic-free alternative to these, but are currently on the lookout for a company that uses recycled plastic to make them.
Half of our product labels are made from recycled material from 100% post-consumer waste. The other half needed to be water-proof and we haven’t found a recycled option for these (but we are hopeful!).
We try to give you the option to customize your experience to suite your preferences and lifestyle. We believe this is how we will all be the most sustainable for the long Haul.
As Anne-Marie Bonneau said,
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
We also offer refills so that you have the option to help cut down on the demand for packaging. With the refill program, you keep your pumps, nozzles, or dropper caps and we will send you a replacement bottle or jar with an aluminum lid.
To give an example:
In order to put in a wrench in the unsustainable practice of Argan oil, the source that we get our argan oil from chose a supplier that ‘not only looks after the Argan trees but also the local farmers in rural Morocco. They have invested in solar energy, water-saving harvesting techniques, and pesticide-free growth. In addition, [their] supplier focuses heavily on living wage jobs and opportunities for local workers, providing training for villagers in their community and growing in partnership with them.’
We save all bubble wrap, and other non recyclable materials like old fashioned shipping peanuts that don't dissolve, then we donate them to small shops and shipping companies that use them on the regular.