Meet Our Compostable Packaging! April 08 2021
Did you know that our Detoxifying + Clarifying Clay Mask, Regenerating Exfoliator + Resurfacing Mask and Facial Cupping Set come in sustainable pouch packaging? These pouches are made from renewable, non-GMO, & bio-based materials, which can be tossed into your backyard compost! We’re answering some of the common questions about this packaging in this post.
What are the pouches made of?
This reusable pouch is made from the renewable, biobased materials of wood pulp cellulose and cornstarch resin (non-GMO). It is designed to break down faster than other materials without leaving harmful residues behind or microplastics.
Where can I compost the pouches?
The pouches are certified home compostable and are allowed in your home or backyard composts. Unfortunately, you can't place this product in your green bin as it will be sorted into a landfill. This pouch looks so much like traditional flexible pouches that recycling centres can't tell the difference!
How long does it take to break down the bag?
It takes 8-12 months for the packaging to decompose.
Does the packaging compromise the product and cause the bag to break down faster?
The compostable structure has a moderately stiffer feel than conventional materials, some have described it as “brittle”, however, we can assure you that our compostable packaging can withstand normal, controlled conditions (like the grocery store). Our compostable packaging is also freezer- grade, however, it should be kept away from dry ice to prevent premature degradation.
We are taking your compostable bags back to our Clinic and Shop!
As part of our recycling program, we will take your compostable packaging, bottles and tins back. When you bring in 5 empty PA products you receive a free lip balm! We will collect the empty compostable product bags at the Clinic and Shop and Julie will compost them for you in her backyard compost!