This product is made with recycled plastic. Using recycled plastic for making new products reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, lowers the amount of extracted natural resources, diverts plastic from the environment and reduces waste.
This product or some parts of it has been made with recycled glass. Glass is one of the most recycling friendly materials as it can be recycled almost indefinitely. When the glass is taken to a manufacturing or recycling plant, it is broken up into smaller pieces called cullets. The broken pieces are crushed, sorted, cleaned, and prepared to be mixed with other raw materials like soda ash and sand. The raw materials and glass pieces are melted in a furnace and then shaped into moulds.
Bamboo is a member of the grass family and is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth. One of the greatest benefits of bamboo is that it doesn't require irrigation, pesticides or fertilizers to grow. It can be harvested within 3-5 years unlike traditional hardwood which takes 30+ years. It’s lightweight, durable and makes a great alternative to hardwood products.
This product is BPA-free which means that it does not use the organic compound Bisphenol A in its construction. BPA is a chemical that is commonly found in plastic products. Studies have shown that exposure to higher levels of BPA could lead to obesity, brain interference, cancer, thyroid dysfunction, reproductive issues and attention deficits.
This product is made in an ethical way, meaning that workers have been paid fair wage and have good working conditions.
This company meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are using business as a force for good. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities and the environment.
This product is made by a company that is stepping forward to fight ocean plastic through partnership with Plastic Bank. The Company either makes a contribution to the Social Plastic Ecosystem for each item they sell, purchase Social Plastic and incorporate it into its products or track all the plastic used in production to fund the removal of the equivalent amount of ocean bound plastic.
This label refers to companies or products that contribute to green living or practices that help conserve resources like water, energy and reduce air, water and land pollution.