SUSTAINABILITY AND OUR ENVIRONMENT
At the Dutch Health Store, we are committed to doing our bit to respect our planet and make this a better world.
Because we understand the impact packaging we use has on the environment, we continuously evaluate our systems to use only most responsible practises and eco-friendly packaging available today.
Let us tell you a little bit more!
We source products that are responsibly packaged, limited to the amount necessary for safety and acceptance by consumers.
Excess packaging used as a marketing tool to make products more attractive is not acceptable to us. We favour packaging that can be recycled, manufactured responsibly, locally produced and biodegradable, all of which help reduce waste and pollution.
The tissue paper
The tissue paper and carton are designed to achieve complete sustainability. They are 100% recyclable!
The loose fill
We use 100% biodegradable cornstarch-based packing peanuts to secure your products inside the box. (or we use re-used paper) The peanuts are made from sustainable raw materials in a low energy manufacturing process; a far more environmentally-friendly solution than petroleum-based polystyrene packing material. They are completely natural and non-toxic, which means if they are ingested by accident (by a pet for example) they will not cause any harm. You can reuse them, recycle them with cardboard, paper or through composting. Throw them in water and they will completely dissolve!
Can we do better?
We hope you enjoy our conscious packaging in your orders. We have done everything possible to promote sustainability and ethical sourcing.
However, we know we can always do better. Do you have any suggestions to help us improve? Please,