When we began crafting Sustainable Glam we not only set out to look for the best ingredients worldwide but also look for a sustainable bottle that would work with our product.
By using bioplastic bottles made from ethanol, a renewable and sustainable raw material produced from sugarcane, we are able to deliver improved sustainability and reduce our overall carbon footprint.
Sugarcane is a highly renewable crop. In comparison to conventional polyethylene plastic. The main difference is that the ethanol used for our bioplastic bottles is not produced using crude oil, but instead is derived from sugarcane. Therefore from a life-cycle perspective, each ton of sugar cane bioplastic used to produce our bottles captures up to 3.09 tons of CO2 thus helping to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
We also went further and obtained the ImGreen seal which guarantees the biogenic carbon content of our sugarcane bottles.
In addition, our sugarcane bioplastic is fully recyclable through post-consumer recycling channels of traditional plastics. Just place on blue recycle bin to dispose.
In February 2020 we conducted a Radiocarbon C14 Analysis on our bottles which showed 100% bio based content.
On November 19, 2020 our ImGreen bio plastic used in our bottles was awarded Best Sustainable Initiave by Chemical Week Magazine for its biobased sugarcane polymer production, which captures carbon dioxide (CO2) and contributes to reducing CO2 emissions. The award recognizes the overall quality of sustainability-related metrics, overall impact of sustainability and environmental factors, social and governance metrics, transparency, and disclosure.
Offset our shipping emissions
We neutralize and offset our shipping emissions that contribute to climate change
With the purchase of our products you are also supporting an environmentally-friendly business that invests in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping. Every month, we calculate the total emissions generated by our shipped orders, and that number becomes our monthly offset cost that goes towards forest protection initiatives. We will be sharing these environmentally-friendly statistics in our page such as total amount of shipping emissions we've offset and the environmental impact benefit of those offsets, including how many trees we paid to protect.
For packaging your orders we use:
- Biodegradable packing peanuts (just use water to dissolve) made from vegetable starch.
- Recyclable kraft paper
- Recyclable carton boxes
Sustainability is a evolving journey
We truly believe sustainability is an evolving journey as well as an ultimate goal, where new more efficient sustainable options will eventually become available as infrastructure evolves and these options become more cost efficient. Being a family-owned independent brand enables us to implement and adapt very quickly when making decisions about our products.
It is a delicate and hard-to-achieve balance between performance, cost, environmental responsibility, and most importantly consumer support. We will keep evolving our product and searching for new sustainable alternatives to achieve this balance. Together with the support of our customers we will be at the forefront of a new Sustainable Glam world!