Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – these are all ways that we can help reduce the waste, conserve our natural resources, save energy, reduce pollution, and in turn take better care of our environment and our earth.
The first step begins with being more aware of the products that we purchase and aiming to buy recycled materials or products with recycled packaging as often as possible. It is also important to note the percentage of recycled material in any particular packaging. 100% Pure products are packaged with over 90% post-consumer recycled material. Post-consumer recycled materials were once part of a consumer item, and would have otherwise become garbage/solid waste if they had not been recycled and made into 100% Pure packaging.
To go one step further, you can also look out for packaging that is printed with soy ink – made from soybeans, soy ink is much more environmentally friendly than traditional ink because it is non-toxic and naturally low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), chemical compounds that can react and enter the earth’s atmosphere, affecting the environment and our health.
When you’re finished with a product, you can either reuse or recycle the packaging. If you’re recycling a plastic container, make sure it is either plastic #2, #4, or #5 (check for the recycling symbol with a number inside somewhere on the packaging), as these are considered safe to reuse. Plastic #1 is also a safe plastic, but not recommended to be reused, so please recycle it instead! 100% Pure is sure to use only safe plastics in our packaging – either Plastic #1, #2, or #5.
If you are nearby one of 100% Pure’s stores (one in Berkeley, CA and one in San Jose, CA at Santana Row), please feel free to drop off empty 100% Pure containers and we can recycle them properly for you!
From packaging to labels to a completely biodegradable formula, 100% Pure products are truly environmentally friendly.