It’s very important to us that our products leave as little impact on the planet as possible. That’s why we carefully select ingredients for our anti-aging formulas from the best organic, sustainable or local sources as possible. And, of course, we design our packaging to be reusable, biodegradable and/or recyclable.
We only use reusable and recyclable amber glass jars for our skincare products. This is not only better for the environment, it also prevents toxic chemicals from leaching into the product (as is often possible with cheap, non PET, plastic containers). Our boxes are made from recyclable cardstock paper. But we recommend reusing them to store small items like paperclips or sweets, or as a gift box for something else.
Finally, we use either biodegradable corn-based peanut filler, paper bird nest shred or BubbleWrap to wrap your items before shipping them in the post. If your products arrive wrapped in BubbleWrap, bundle the wrap into one plastic bag with all your other plastic bags and tie closed. Your bundle of plastic can be recycled, so just put it in your Blue Bin.
The only part of our packaging that is not recyclable or reusable are the small adhesive labels. However, the labels can be effortlessly removed from their containers and that makes the glass jars much easier to repurpose.
Upholding these standards in packaging is certainly more expensive than most commercial manufacturing standards, but it’s our way to going back to our roots and strengthens our commitment to the Sweet Living Company Ethos and to the environment.