Sustainabilty

These are some of the qualities in a company that we look for before choosing them for our store:

Packaging sources

There are three main types of packaging we use:

  • Glass - for bottles and jars
  • Plastic - for bottles, closures and tubes
  • Board/paper - for outer packaging, labels and brochures

Glass and plastic are manufactured from burning fossil fuels and a chemical polymerization process. Cardboard and paper pulp used to create packaging is manufactured from timber. Our suppliers have full FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accreditation and are ISO 14001 certified (an environmental management system). The FSC scheme ensures we can trace the origin of our wood sources and aims to ensure environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forestry products. Where ever possible we strive to use paper made using post-consumer content to help with reduce landfill.

We consider the type of ink and varnish used on a box or label, and choose the best option for the environment. The majority of our inks are fully bio-degradable bio-inks, manufactured from renewable vegetable oils, and all Trilogy inks and varnishes are recyclable. Waste ink from the production process is returned to the supplier for recycling.

 

Responsible disposal 

What happens to the packaging after the product is finished is just as important as how it was produced.

A high percentage of plastic ends up in land fill which takes years to degrade. To prevent this, it is important to consider plastic types and their recyclability. You’ll find recycle codes on all our plastics to aid sorting and collecting. This code identifies the type of polymer used (e.g. polyethylene, polypropylene).

You need to check with your local council to see which types can be recycled in your area.

 

At My Beautiful Daughters we reuse post consumer recycled resources, such as re-using boxes, packing materials, etc.

 

My Beautiful Daughters PLANTS ONE TREE FOR EVERY ITEM YOU PURCHASE!

We are a proud member of the Trees for the Future Plant-A-Tree Partnership.

Plant A Tree Partnership

We pledge to plant one tree for every item you purchase. You buy ten items we pledge to plant 10 trees.

 

About Trees for the future:

We are an agroforestry resource center, working with people to improve livelihoods and restore degraded lands to sustainable productivity through planting beneficial trees.

Planting trees in agroforestry systems provides a myriad of benefits, such as food; forage for animals; sustainable fuel wood and construction materials; increased agricultural yields; improved water infiltration and aquifer recharge; and protection of soils from wind and water erosion. However, planting trees can be difficult when the canopy has disappeared, topsoil has been eroded, and the climate and growing conditions have changed.

Through our network of technicians, volunteers, and community leaders world-wide, our program reaches out and provides the knowledge and ability to rehabilitate their environment. Since 1988, Trees for the Future has helped thousands of communities in Central America, Africa, and Asia improve their livelihoods and their environment by planting nearly 65 million trees. We calculate that these trees remove over one and a half million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.

We are also active locally, educating students and communities about global issues, our role in the environment, and energy efficiency.

 

At My Beautiful Daughters we reuse postconsumer recycled resources, such as re-using boxes, packing materials, etc.