OUR APPROACH TO

Sustainability

As a company that offers plastic-free alternatives to everyday products, sustainability is naturally at the core of our company DNA. But more tangibly, what does sustainability mean to us? And how do we live by this value?

What Does Sustainability Mean to us?

Sustainability is a broad, overarching term. To us, sustainability involves multiple angles, including improving the way products are made and consumed, and reducing negative environmental impacts throughout a product’s lifecycle. We also take into consideration the sustainability of our company’s operations, and to that end have become a Climate Neutral Certified business.

We are constantly weighing multiple factors when it comes to sustainability – for example, cutting out manufacturing processes and ingredients that are toxic to humans and the environment, considering the shipping weight of glass vs. aluminum, evaluating the recyclability of our packaging choices, reducing the use of virgin materials, and choosing non-petroleum-based inks for our labels. It’s a complex web of decisions, but taking the time and money to do our research is extremely important to us.

The Plastic Problem in Personal Care

The beauty and personal care industry is a major contributor to plastic waste. Euromonitor International estimates that in the U.S. alone, 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were manufactured for personal care products in 2018.

The Earthling Co. addresses this problem head on by offering an alternative: low-waste personal care products that are better for you and better for the planet.

Our Low-Waste Products

To date, our Earthling community has diverted close to 900,000 plastic bottles by choosing plastic-free, solid form shampoo and conditioner bars!

We always try to minimize the amount of packaging we use, and the packaging we DO use is all recyclable and/or compostable. One example is the unbleached, 100% recycled brown kraft paper for our shampoo and conditioner bars, a sturdy yet lightweight material that has a smaller shipping carbon footprint.

We also utilize aluminum and glass for other product packaging. In addition, all our shipping materials are 100% recyclable and/or compostable. Learn more details about our plastic-free shipping materials here.

The plastic problem
in personal care

The beauty and personal care industry is a major contributor to plastic waste. Euromonitor International estimates that in the U.S. alone, 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were manufactured for personal care products in 2018.

The Earthling Co. addresses this problem head on by offering an alternative: low-waste personal care products that are better for you and better for the planet.

Our low-waste products

To date, our Earthling community has diverted close to 900,000 plastic bottles by choosing plastic-free, solid form shampoo and conditioner bars!

We always try to minimize the amount of packaging we use, and the packaging we DO use is all recyclable and/or compostable. One example is the unbleached, 100% recycled brown kraft paper for our shampoo and conditioner bars, a sturdy yet lightweight material that has a smaller shipping carbon footprint.

We also utilize aluminum and glass for other product packaging. In addition, all our shipping materials are 100% recyclable and/or compostable. Learn more details about our plastic-free shipping materials here.

Continuous Improvement

Behind the scenes, we are actively researching sustainability on an ongoing basis. As we learn more, grow as a company, and have the means to do more, we are continuously improving products and iterating on processes to minimize our impact on the planet.

COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

The Earthling Co. is proud to be aClimate Neutral Certified business – this means that we measure ALL of the carbon we emit through every single business activity and operation, offset those emissions, and have a plan in place for reducing future emissions.

Read this letter from our founders about why we decided to go Climate Neutral, and check out this blog post for deeper insight into our Climate Neutral certification process.We also encourage you to learn more about Climate Neutral (and explore other businesses out there that have taken this big commitment!) ontheir website.

Commitment to Fighting Climate Change

The Earthling Co. is proud to be a Climate Neutral Certified business – this means that we measure ALL of the carbon we emit through every single business activity and operation, offset those emissions, and have a plan in place for reducing future emissions.

Read this letter from our founders about why we decided to go Climate Neutral, and check out this blog post for deeper insight into our Climate Neutral certification process.We also encourage you to learn more about Climate Neutral (and explore other businesses out there that have taken this big commitment!) on their website.

Commitment to Fighting Climate Change

The Earthling Co. is proud to be aClimate Neutral Certified business – this means that we measure ALL of the carbon we emit through every single business activity and operation, offset those emissions, and have a plan in place for reducing future emissions.

Read this letter from our founders about why we decided to go Climate Neutral, and check out this blog post for deeper insight into our Climate Neutral certification process.We also encourage you to learn more about Climate Neutral (and explore other businesses out there that have taken this big commitment!) ontheir website.

Giving Back

We donate 1% of our sales to causes close to our mission and aligned with our values of favoring progress, seeking harmony, empowering Earthlings, and providing solutions. We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, a network through which we donate a combination of monetary, in-kind and promotional support directly to environmental nonprofits. Learn more about our partners below.

Giving Back

We donate 1% of our sales to causes close to our mission and aligned with our values of favoring progress, seeking harmony, empowering Earthlings, and providing solutions. We are a proud member of1% for the Planet, a network through which we donate a combination of monetary, in-kind and promotional support directly to environmental nonprofits. Learn more about our partners below.

Giving Back

We donate 1% of our sales to causes close to our mission and aligned with our values of favoring progress, seeking harmony, empowering Earthlings, and providing solutions. We are a proud member of1% for the Planet, a network through which we donate a combination of monetary, in-kind and promotional support directly to environmental nonprofits. Learn more about our partners below.

Our Partners

Plastic Ocean Project

Plastic Ocean Project works on solutions to prevent and remove marine plastics, conducts field research, and implements progressive outreach initiatives.

Re:wild

Re:wild is focused on protecting and restoring biodiversity, and has conserved over 45 million acres of wild space across 50 countries.

Global Greengrants Fund

Catalyzing grassroots-level solutions by putting resources directly in the hands of the best stewards of our environment — local people.

Our Partners

Plastic Ocean Project

Plastic Ocean Project works on solutions to prevent and remove marine plastics, conducts field research, and implements progressive outreach initiatives.

Re:wild

Re:wild is focused on protecting and restoring biodiversity, and has conserved over 45 million acres of wild space across 50 countries.

Global Greengrants Fund

Catalyzing grassroots-level solutions by putting resources directly in the hands of the best stewards of our environment — local people.

Donation Transparency

Since The Earthling Co.'s inception, we've donated to several organizations in addition to our 1% for the Planet partners listed above. These donations include:

  • APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network)

  • Audre Lorde Organization

  • Black Lives Matter

  • Black Visions Collective

  • Carbonfund.org

  • Communities for a Better Environment

  • Earth Force

  • One Tree Planted (Tree Planting)

  • PLAN: The Post-Landfill Action Network

  • WIRES (Australian Wildfire Relief)

Donation Transparency

Since The Earthling Co.'s inception, we've donated to several organizations in addition to our 1% for the Planet partners listed above. These donations include:

  • APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network)

  • Audre Lorde Organization

  • Black Lives Matter

  • Black Visions Collective

  • Carbonfund.org

  • Communities for a Better Environment

  • Earth Force

  • One Tree Planted (Tree Planting)

  • PLAN: The Post-Landfill Action Network

  • WIRES (Australian Wildfire Relief)

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