THE SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY REVOLUTION
At The Organic Skin Co., sustainability is a focus for everything we do. We're determined to do things right, and we've worked hard to create industry-leading, positive-impact packaging, including eco-designed components which can either go back in the ground after use or which are completely recyclable.
WHY IS SUSTAINABILITY SO IMPORTANT?
Because the beauty industry needs to adopt a more circular, climate friendly approach to the way it shares its products, that's why.
Did you know, for example, that it's responsible for creating and using 120 billion units of packaging annually, a lot of it plastic? That's a lot of packaging. To put it into perspective, if you were to stack all those packages one beside the other and walk past them, you'd end up traveling the same distance as it would take to circle the Earth 270 times!
Add in the fact that 18 million acres of forest are lost to the beauty industry annually, that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, and that most plastics take 400 years to break down, and it's clear we have a problem.
As an industry, we're beginning to take steps in the right direction, but we do need to get over our dependence on plastic and extraneous packaging, and embrace sustainability. Our very future and the long-term viability of our planet depends upon it.
Here's what we're doing to look after our planet, so it can look after us...
WE'RE BREAKING THE MOLD! COMPOSTABLE, ECO-PULP OUTER PACKAGING
WE'RE IMMENSELY PROUD TO BE LEADING THE WAY WITH OUR MOLDED, ECO-PULP OUTER PACKAGING. WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABILITY, THIS PACKAGING HAS SEVERAL UNIQUE ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL BEAUTY PACKAGING.
PCR ALUMINUM TUBES - DESIGNED FOR CIRCULARITY
WE USE HIGH QUALITY ALUMINUM TUBES THROUGHOUT OUR SKINCARE AND HYBRID MAKEUP LINES. REPRESENTING THE LATEST IN ECO-INNOVATION
ALUMINUM TUBES ALSO COME WITH THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVANTAGES
Retain all their outstanding properties, no matter how many times they're recycled.
Protect contents from light, air and temperature fluctuations, helping to prevent contamination and preserve the integrity of the product.
Have a small carbon footprint, with significantly less emissions than conventional plastic tubes and containers.
Have a longer shelf life.
Are readily separated from other waste.
Can be almost fully emptied, meaning little no waste.
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT
When it comes to sustainability, it's often the little things that are overlooked, like the toxic glue that binds a plastic cap to an outer, seemingly environmentally friendly lid. We've worked hard to overcome these small things, so that when we claim we're sustainable, we can back it up.
IN ADDITION TO OUR INNOVATIVE ECO-PULP OUTER-PACKAGING AND ALUMINUM TUBES, WE ALSO USE THE FOLLOWING IN OUR PACKAGING:
AND THE THINGS UNSEEN... EMBRACING THE ENVIRONMENT
When it comes to sustainability and environmental care, it's important to remember that it's not simply about how a product is packaged, but also what goes into it and what comes out of it.