Posts Tagged ‘biodegradable’
Tuesday May 24th, 2011
After last weekend’s Sustainable Living Expo (Western Canada’s largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer) we got to thinking why not talk about some earth-friendly things to watch for when choosing cosmetics? You may not realize just how much (or how little) certain brands do to care for the environment.
- Look for products which use biodegradable or recyclable packaging, non-toxic plastic
- Boxes, bags, and brochures should be made from FSC paper (Forest Stewardship Council) derived from sustainably managed forests
- Inks on brochures and packages should be Vegetable-based
- Look for ingredients cultivated using organic & biodynamic farming methods and farming from controlled areas
- No pesticides or harsh chemicals
Eminence Organics is probably the most earth-friendly skincare company out there. Their organic farm in Hungary is powered by solar and wind energy and uses geothermal heating in their laboratory. They use only natural compost during planting and harvest only from controlled areas. Both planting and harvesting are done by manual labor which produces little to no carbon dioxide.
All Eminence paper products are FSC Certified and all inks are vegetable-based. Their plastic containers are made from recycled, non-toxic plastic and are also recyclable and they are currently developing a new container which will be completely biodegradable. Eminence Organics is also a proud donor to many green initiatives and charitable organizations including the Greenpeace Global Warming Fund.
Spa Ritual is another brand worth mentioning as they are one of the top earth-friendly nail care/body care lines available. Spa Ritual is committed to creating multipurpose eco-friendly products and packaging.
Spa Ritual uses vegan ingredients that are specially sourced, certified organic and fair trade. The formulations are also naturally colored and free of synthetic dyes. In addition, they offer nail elixirs and nail lacquers, which are also vegan and free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP.
SpaRitual is constantly monitoring sustainability issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of environmental awareness.
Why not support a high-quality brand that also cares about the environment? We do!
Eco-Friendly choices give us a Happy Planet!
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