Our Sustainability Values
1. Sustainable Sourcing
🎋 Sustainability starts at the source. We source our materials locally in southern China including bamboo upcycled from the construction industry and bioresins made by fermenting plant stocks such as sugars, grasses, and vegetable oils.
🎋 Bamboo is renewable. It holds the Guinness World Record as the fastest growing plant, growing 3 feet (1 meter) per day! It also helps offset carbon emissions by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. The bioresins we use are found naturally in the ocean environment and are marine biodegradable.
None of our products contain plastics, fossil fuels, or petroleum sources.
2. Sustainable Usage
🥼Sustainability includes safety over time. Consumers deserve to know that their packaging is free of harmful additives. Our packaging does not contain phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA) that could leech into the product, and 3rd party testing shows that our heavy metal levels are compliant with US California Prop 65 standards.
3. Sustainable Disposal
♻️ We cannot recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis. 91.3% of recyclable plastics end up in the landfill, so we future-proofed our packaging by inventing a curbside compostable blend instead. That means users will be able to rinse and toss empty packaging into their green or brown compost bin.
Our material has been tested for industrial compostability per the ASTM D6400 test method:
♻️ Sustainability goes beyond the life of the product. Our products have been tested to ensure they are nontoxic to plants and the environment after composting. Even if our products mistakenly end up in the trash or landfill, they will degrade into non-toxic particles instead of harmful microplastics.
Sources: Van der Lugt P., et al 2018; Zhou et al 2009; EPA.gov, 2018; Suzuki, M. et al., 2021.