Sustainability

              Shipping Packaging:
Our shipping boxes are made from at least 50% recycled materials, and are 100% recyclable. The raw material for the shipping boxes are from suppliers who are SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified.
Our internal packaging (glassine bag) is FSC certified and is curbside recyclable.  It is naturally biodegradable.

 

Our mission for 2020/2021 is to move FOUR: off of one time use plastics and into recyclable and/or biodegradable materials.  Slowly, but surely, we will make this happen.

UPDATE October 23rd, 2021: Per the above, we have moved all of our shipping packaging to 100% recyclable materials.  Our shipping boxes and glassine bags are both 100% recyclable.  

We are now in the process of removing plastic from our product packaging.  Currently, the only plastic is the styrene tray in the three pack and the lip balm tube itself.  How will we accomplish this?  Honestly, we don't know.  But we will be at LuxPack in NYC on October 27th to get some ideas and start executing.  

UPDATE November 25th, 2021:  Happy Thanksgiving.  After attending LuxPack in NYC, we are saddened to say... finding an eco friendly USA manufacturer is extremely difficult.  99% of the people we spoke with were "based in the USA" but manufacture in China.  But don't worry, we found ONE USA based manufacturer and we will be contracting them in 2022. 

              Have some advice for us?  We would love to hear from you.  Send us an email to PlanetEarth@fourorganics.co