Reducing resource use is of paramount importance to our packaging development process. We use FSC-certified paper for our paper packaging and product literature. Much of our product packaging, including our shipper boxes and filler paper, is recyclable in most communities in North America. Additionally, we have partnered with How2Recycle to provide our Clients and Members with comprehensive disposal information for our products.
In addition to these product-specific disposal labels, How2Recycle supports us in our pursuit of more sustainable packaging by providing cutting-edge research and waste expert insights. Those resources complement our Packaging Scorecard, which helps us guide decision-making around packaging development. It incorporates indicators for energy use, water use, recoverability, emissions potential, and other critical impacts.
How we package our products is as important as the formulas themselves. That’s why we rigorously screen every packaging material for safety as well as environmental impacts.
We do not use styrene-based (#6), PVC (#3), or polycarbonate plastics (#7), which are usually not recyclable and are known to include toxic chemicals. We use glass containers for some of our products; however, glass is heavy and carbon-intensive to ship, so glass packaging is evaluated on a product-specific basis.