Life Cycle of Our Products
What should you do with everything we send you? See below for information on the materials used in our products and packaging and how to properly dispose of them. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to do: Curbside recycling
After opening, please dispose of our e-commerce mailer, crinkle paper filling and any printed materials with your paper recycling.
Our e-commerce cardboard box packaging is made from between 90-100% post-consumer recycled products, with the minimum being at least 52%.
Any included cards, pamphlets and notes are printed on tree-free paper. We use cotton stock 'paper', which is made from 100% recycled T-shirt offcuts.
The packaging is fully recyclable, given that we use only eco-safe, water-based inks in the printing process.
What to do: Recycle the glass jar* and compost the bamboo lid**
Custom-made specifically for booni doon, our glass containers and bamboo lids are made of highly sustainable materials.
Our glass jars are 'frosted' using an acid-etching technique, meaning the jar is not painted and as such can be continuously recycled. Painted jars usually contain paint and chemicals that limit the ability of recycling centers to properly recycle the glass.
Bamboo is a woody grass that grows in warm, humid climates, especially throughout southern Asia. Due to its fast-growing nature, bamboo is considered to be a highly renewable material. In addition, as the root structure is kept intact during the harvesting process of bamboo, soil erosion is minimal, especially when compared to the harvesting process of most trees. Our bamboo lids are completely biodegradable and should be composted.
*Most large cities accept glass in their curbside recycling programs, but please check with your local recycling center. Unfortunately, due to the costs of transportation, risks of breakage, and low commodity value, some smaller communities may not accept glass in their curbside recycling programs.
**Please note that the bamboo lid may take a few months to some years to biodegrade, since the decomposition rate of bamboo is contingent upon several factors including soil, temperature and atmospheric conditions. To speed up the composting process, please (carefully!) break the bamboo lid into small pieces with a hammer or saw prior to composting.
booni doon's CALM cleansing capsules are EWG Verified™ by the Environmental Working Group! This certification affirms that our product meets EWG’s strictest scientific standards for transparency and health, which are backed by over 25 years of research and expertise in chemical safety and human health.
As part of the verification process, the Environmental Working Group assessed our CALM cleansing capsules' formulation based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and open scientific literature. To see how our individual ingredients rate, please visit EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics database.
Carbon Neutral Shipping
Over 10% of global CO2 emissions are from transport and logistics. Our products are shipped via Sendle, which is a registered B Corporation and carbon neutral company.
Shipping through Sendle fully offsets the carbon footprint of booni doon’s delivery operations. For every ton of carbon dioxide Sendle releases into the air while delivering packages, they cancel it out by supporting projects that combat climate change. Recent carbon offsetting projects have included regenerating forests, replacing old equipment with more efficient technology, or even training communities in beekeeping!
The best part? booni doon works with Sendle to cover the cost of the carbon offsetting - you don't need to pay anything extra when you check out to ship carbon neutral!
Paying it Forward
booni doon has committed to supporting sustainability and reforestation initiatives through One Tree Planted. Through partnership with One Tree Planted, booni doon will plant over 500 trees across the United States every year.
In addition, booni doon has pledged to donate 1% of all our revenues to environmental non-profit organizations. To nominate an organization, please tag @boonidoon on your favorite non-profit's Instagram.