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Committee FOR WASTE REDUCTION

Make being waste wise your mantra - by Sabine Schroeder, Spa In a Jar

Monday, March 25, 2019 10:05 AM | Lesley Van Staveren (Administrator)

We certainly do at Spajar skincare! Being mindful about our resources inside and out has translated not just into obvious measures like using recycled shipping materials and relying on solar power and LED light through our production space. We use a carbon neutral freight company to ship our ethically sourced ingredients, if local sourcing is impossible. Our products are free from ingredients harmful to our bodies or to the environment. If we can’t eat it, it’s not in our products. If it would hurt the land or local waterways, we don’t even think about making it. Soon we will be launching reef friendly sun protection to complement our environmentally mindful range.

We clean our facilities chemical free and even built our recent shelving fit-out entirely from recycled cover sheets, that would have otherwise gone into landfill. Whilst our customers do net (yet) support the increased shipping cost of a switch to reusable glass product containers, they certainly appreciate refill options that we offer.

For us sustainability goes way beyond minimising transport miles and separating waste, using stainless steel straws to sip filtered tap water from our keep cups, or using beeswax wraps instead of single use cling film. We feel that our responsibility to be mindful and waste wise extends just as much to our internal world. We nurture body, mind and soul of our team with whole foods, meditation breaks and yoga sessions in a designated peaceful area on site to balance demanding work days.

You could say that being waste wise is our mantra, that we live and breathe in everything that we do. We inspire each other via a waste wise ideas board and challenges, that all contribute to. Even ideas get recycled. There is so much more that we could do, and we are looking for it. It all starts with a thought. With mindful awareness about the choices we make as individuals and as a business. Sustainability has truly become our team and company culture, and that is fun and deeply rewarding, not a chore.

With love and gratitude,

Until I talk to you next,

Sabine


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