After thoroughly investigating alternatives to plastic packaging we realized that many options would cause more harm than good since materials like glass, tin or aluminum are far more energy-intensive to produce. Plastic provides a lightweight, economically-shipped, and safe way to store our pain relief products. Plastic itself is not the core of the problem; it's the way it's managed in the world.
Through our partnership with rePurpose Global we distribute a percentage of each sale through their global network of vetted recycling projects. This empowers ethically-employed waste workers to collect, sort, and reuse twice as much plastic waste as we use.
We donate a percentage of every product purchase to fund the collection of low-value plastic from the environment.
2X the amount of plastic used in our products is removed from the environment within Kenya—an area where only 10% of plastic waste currently is being recycled.
We're continuing to determine the best ways to reduce the future use of "virgin plastic" in our products and packaging.
Donations help to ethically employ over 320 people (60% women), each of whom receives health insurance and other benefits of formalization
In addition to plastic recycling, our support helps enable organic waste to be separated and used as fertilizer for local crops and plants.
Each of our product sales helps increase the collection and processing of single-use plastic that otherwise would not be recycled.