FAQ – Environment
- Are your products packaged sustainably?
- Do your products contain silicones?
- Do your products contain solid microplastics?
Are your products packaged sustainably?
As an environmentally conscious company, we are aware that our products and especially packaging waste have an adverse impact on the environment. Therefore, we are working on more sustainable and innovative packaging solutions to minimise our environmental impact as much as possible. However, these changes take a lot of time: we always have to make sure that we comply with the European Packaging Directive (94/62/EC) and that our formulas remain stable and well-protected in the new packaging.
We are already using PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic for some of our packagings and are trying to steadily increase the share of recycled plastic. In 2021, we will start implementing this for all tubes, so that they will consist of around 60% PCR. In addition, we will be using recycled paper wherever possible for all folding boxes to reach our aim of 93% recycled paper in 2021. Our current shipping boxes as well as the filling material are entirely made of recycled paper and FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council ®).
We also use glass for our packaging. Compared to plastic, glass is easier to recycle and can be recycled an infinite number of times. Unfortunately, we cannot use glass for products intended for travel, use in the shower or the bathtub – the risks involved in breakage are too high.
Do your products contain silicones?
Out of personal conviction, we have decided not to use parabens, silicones, mineral oils/mineral waxes or microplastics (as defined by UNEP 2015) in the development of new products. You can find all information about HelloBody’s ingredient philosophy here.
Do your products contain solid microplastics?
Out of personal conviction, we have decided not to use mineral oils/mineral waxes or microplastics (as defined by UNEP 2015) in the development of our products. You can find all information about HelloBody’s ingredient philosophy here.
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