Thats me organic® supports the Oceankind® association for plastic-free seas
Hello, my dears!
Thanks to your numerous suggestions, which we took very seriously, we have drawn up a life cycle assessment for our packaging material. We spent a long time deciding in which packaging we would put our new organic products. The question was: either in glass or in recycled plastic. We compared the energy balance and also incorporated your numerous suggestions.
Recently it has happened very often that the post office has not handled our packages very carefully and we have had a lot of complaints about broken products. Of course we feel sorry for you and it also hurts our own hearts when a lovingly produced product arrives at your dear customers' home in pieces. There were also incidents in which our Everyday Shampoo and our Hand and Body Wash in the glass apparently fell down in the shower. Of course, the glass will then break and the risk of injury is very high.
We compared how complex it actually is to produce either glass or plastic and we would like to give you a few facts:
To produce glass, very high temperatures are required, which means a lot of energy is required. It takes around 1600 degrees to make glass. Depending on the type of plastic, plastic can be produced between 90 and 200 degrees. This means that significantly less energy is used here. If glass is recycled, then of course the glass must first be cleaned with a lot of water. We are currently experiencing drought throughout Germany and water is already a valuable commodity. Furthermore, a lot of sand is required as a raw material to produce glass. High-quality sand is becoming increasingly limited as a raw material.
The transport costs with glass are also much higher because the packages are much heavier due to the glass packaging and, as already mentioned, unfortunately the glass packages do not always arrive very carefully.
A glass packaging weighing around 300g could be replaced with recycled plastic packaging weighing only 20g. Think about this: the difference 300g to 20g. After much consideration, we decided to package our new organic products in recycled plastic. Some will remain in glass, for example a few creams and our deodorants in glass jars. A few products will be offered in pump dispensers in the future, also for hygienic reasons. You wanted more pump dispensers for our products!
We put a lot of thought into the fact that we want to have high-quality packaging for our lovingly produced products and have found a really great organization called Oceankind® .
They collect old plastic from the oceans and free them from floating garbage. This plastic is then reused.
We are very proud that we have found this organization, these people. Our products will continue to have very high energetic vibrations.
You are welcome to find out more about the Oceankind® eV association. We have also put a great video in the shop for you so that you can see for yourself how great these people are working for marine health.