Sustainability is at the core of our business.
Our apothecary glass jars are made of a patented mix of mineral oxides and silica and can be 100% recycled as glass. However, we encourage everyone to keep and cherish these forever due to their unique capacity for herb preservation and longevity.
Eco-friendly labels, stickers, and silk paper
All of our labels are eco-friendly and sustainable.
They are printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified papers, sourced from a responsibly and sustainably managed forest and supply chain.
Our labels are printed on acid-free paper made from cellulose fiber, where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. The pulp is also lignin-and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the stickers, and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing.
Our labels are printed with soy inks, an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks made from soybeans, a renewable resource. While soy inks are slower to dry than many inks, the process produces more vibrant colors and has the added benefit of not leaving behind petroleum-based products when decomposing. Finally, soy inks have low levels of VOCs, reducing air pollution during the drying process.
Peel-off labels (apothecary jars)
The peel-off labels on our glass jars are treated with a thin protective coating to make them last for a long time, even when touched daily; therefore unfortunately these cannot be recycled. Just peel off the labels and wash your glass jars and use them for other purposes.
100% recyclable kraft refill bags
Our refill bags are made out of 40-60% bio-based, aluminum-free material. Instead of the traditional aluminum interior, these bags contain a protective barrier (100% food-safe and BPA-free plastic) that protects the herbs from UV light, moisture and air, allowing the to herbs last longer. Because they are aluminum-free these bags are 100% recyclable as plastic.
100% compostable sample bags
Our sample bags are made out of 100% compostable materials. Just peel off the label (recycle as paper) before throwing the bag in the compost.
100% compostable shipping mailers (soft bags)
Our mailers (soft bags) are made out of 100% compostable materials. Just peel off the shipping label first (recycle as paper) and throw the bag in the compost. They will compost in 3 months in commercial compost and 6 months in a home compost (including worm farms).
100% recyclable product boxes and shipping boxes
All of our rigid shipping boxes are made out of FCS-approved paper. Recycle as paper.
100% recyclable cards
All of our cards (Thank You note or Promotions) are printed on FCS approved recycled paper and can be recycled as paper. The production process is carbon neutral.
100% recyclable packing tape
Our packing tape is made of FCS-approved recycled paper, printed with soy ink, and activated with water. Recycle as paper.
100% organic reusable tea bags
Our tea bags are made of 100% organic, natural, and unbleached cotton. Empty the herbs in the compost (turning the bag inside out), wash the bag with a bit of washing liquid, and leave to dry. To prevent stains, soak in cold water or deep clean by soaking the bags in white vinegar and water for a few hours.