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Zero Waste Initiatives

Did you know that only 9% of all plastic is recycled? The rest is sitting in a landfill, or worse, in the ocean. Microplastics are now found in 93% of bottled water, which means tiny particles of plastic are inside our bodies. This is a serious problem!

We are passionate supporters of the "zero waste" movement and constantly strive to reduce our carbon footprint and landfill contributions.

Currently, we throw away less than 10 lbs of trash a month.

Our product packaging + shipping materials are 100% plastic-free - we only use glass, cardboard,or metal.

We request that all of our vendors ship our supply orders in plastic-free packaging, though we do inevitably end up with some bubble wrap or air pockets from time to time. In the case that we receive plastic packaging, we reuse (only for wholesale orders) or recycle those materials.

Product Packaging:

Soap | 100% recycled cardboard box | recyclable

Tooth Powder | 50% post-consumer recycled glass bottle + 100% recycled cork lid | bottle is recyclable, lid is compostable

Shampoo Bar | aluminum tin | recyclable

Face Sponge | cellophane bag | compostable

Face Toner | 30% post-consumer recycled glass bottle + metal lid | bottle is recyclable, lid may be too small to recycle in your area

Face Mask | 30% post-consumer recycled glass bottle + metal lid | bottle is recyclable, lid may be too small to recycle in your area

* Please remember to rinse and dry containers before recycling them!

 

Shipping Materials:

Shipping Tape | cellophane tape | compostable

Crinkle Paper | 100% recycled paper | compostable (too small to recycle again)

Shipping Boxes | 100% recycled cardboard | recyclable or compostable

* Please consider reusing any of our packaging or shipping materials before you recycle or compost them!

 

You can now return your empty Bestowed Essentials containers for us to sanitize + reuse on future orders! We accept the return of empty face mask + toner bottles, tooth powder jars and shampoo bar tins. Learn more about our bottle return program here!

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