How you can do YOUR Part!
The effects of climate change and global warming, and taking care of our one-and-only Earth have been global topics of interest for decades! And, yet, it seems these problems remain with seemingly little progress towards a resolution we can all get behind. But - we know the challenges and we know what can be done to make things better. We don't need to wait for someone to tell us about the BIG solution to start doing our part, day by day - to make a difference.
What We are Doing
We are taking a multi-pronged approach to maintaining our commitment to help care for our Earth.
We are excited to share the news that we have begun using packaging for our tube products made from sugarcane whenever it's available. Because single-use plastic is produced from fossil fuels, the process of extracting and creating these conventional plastics emits huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In turn, those greenhouse gases block radiation from leaving the earth's atmosphere, trapping the radiation from the sun and warming the planet's surface more than it would occur naturally. Actually, plastic results in greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of its lifecycle. The ethanol used to produce Green Polyethylene (that we are now using!) is derived from sugarcane ethanol - how innovative! Compared to using Plastic, this greatly reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Green Polyethylene is renewable, recyclable, sustainable, and CO2 negative (less greenhouse gases released).
For any products where we cannot use sugar cane packaging yet, we will turn to packaging using PCR (Post-Consumer Resin - made from used, recycled, and repurposed plastic), which is the best other option available to us. No new fossil resources are required to produce PCR plastics - essentially the material is made of waste. In this way, its production contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions relative to standard plastic.
In other words, Bounce Curl is taking the innovative step of utilizing responsible packaging BEFORE it gets into the consumer's hands. There is still more work to be done here, if we find better packaging, we will utilize it.
Every product container in the Bounce Curl line is recyclable. Simply check the back of the bottle, jar, etc., and you will see the "recycle" icon. No need to remove labeling; Bounce Curl products print directly on the bottle/jar. Lids and pumps are not recyclable at this time. Simply rinse out the container and place in with your other plastic recyclables.
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