As we think about the future of DS Laboratories and its responsibility to the environment, sustainability is always top of mind. This goes to everything from our day to day operations to product packaging, which we're constantly looking at ways to change and improve. These changes are not always easy or immediate, but they matter. They matter to us as a collective and personally.
The responsibility to our environment is a responsibility we share between company and customer. How and what we use matters to us all. It has an impact on our environment, which is the commonality we all share as humans on this planet.
You have our commitment that as we move forward, we think forward. we act forward.
We take our commitment to the environment seriously, both in our products and our packaging. To that end, we recently introduced OxO biodegradable packaging. It’s the same great product, with less waste.
Oxo-biodegradable plastic is made with a blend of pro-degradent additive, which we add to the plastic during the extrusion process. This additive causes the molecular structure of plastic to break down when exposed to heat or sunlight. Eventually, the plastic breaks down to the point where it can be digested by microorganisms. This allows the plastic to degrade at a faster and faster rate - until it is fully degraded into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass.
Key Benefits Of Our DW2 OxoBiodegradable Product Packaging
- Retain the same properties and strength as conventional plastics during its product life.
- Reusable and recyclable prior to the onset of degradation.
- Degrade and biodegrade in the open environment.
- No toxic residues or persistent microplastics
Adopt materials that consider the needs of the environment and the times
Introduce containers and materials that can be used repeatedly
By offering refillable containers, the amount of waste generated is reduced
Develop technology to accelerate
response to environmental issues
REVITA REFILL SYSTEM
1% of each pouch sold goes to the Ocean Agency
Ounce for ounce, their carbon footprint for manufacture and transit is 77% smaller than bottles, and they generate 83% less post-consumer waste.
Each REVITA pouch is made with less than half the plastic of a typical bottle. That means a reduction of post-consumer packaging waste by 92% and carbon emissions by 82%.
The Ocean Agency
The Ocean Agency is a nonprofit that is dedicated to helping accelerate ocean science and conservation and supporting life below water. Their work to save coral reefs was the subject of the Netflix Documentary, Chasing Coral. The Ocean Agency teams us with global brands to campaign for ocean protection -- supporting the race to fully protect 30% of the ocean by 203
At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. We don't know where 99% of ocean plastic is, it breaks down into tiny particles that often end up in the food chain causing a growing risk to not just marine life but also human health
The ocean plastic issue is growing rapidly -- the amount of plastic entering the ocean each year is expected to triple by 2050.