EARTH GOALS & COMMITTMENTS
We started Wild Hazel because we truly care about helping people find balance in health and beauty, but we care just as much about the planet and want to do our part in keeping it clean and it's inhabitants safe. WE PROMISE TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND WITH EVERY DECISION WE MAKE TO STAY PROGRESSIVE WHEN IT COMES TO PROVIDING AN EARTH-LOVING AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT.
PURE & SIMPLE
We do our absolute best to buy local, source Certified Organic, EcoCert Certified, Fair Trade, and Responsibly Wildcrated ingredients whenever possible. We steer clear of artificial fragrances, dyes, propylene glycol, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, and other toxic or unnecessary fillers. OUR PRODUCTS WILL ALWAYS BE NON-TOXIC, HIGHLY STABLE, AND CRUELTY-FREE, FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO YOU.
A CLEANER EARTH
ALL OF OUR PACKAGING AND SHIPPING MATERIALS ARE PLASTIC-FREE AND ECO-FRIENDLY NO MATTER WHAT. In addition, we do our best to source locally to cut out the shipping process and support small businesses in our community. We're always on the lookout for better packaging solutions for our products and forward-thinking vendors who care about the environment as much as we do.
How to Reuse, Recycle, & Compost our packaging and shipping materials
GLASS BOTTLES & JARS
Hand wash or put in the dishwasher to reuse or recycle.
CORK STOPPERS & FLOW REDUCERS
Toss in the compost bin or take them to a recycling receptacle (usually found in natural food markets).
STEEL & ALUMINUM LIDS
Most cities do not accept small metal caps tossed in with larger recyclables, but you can save them up and recycle them inside a can of the same type of metal. Steel caps will stick to a magnet, aluminum caps won't. Crimp the top of the can shut with pliers when it's halfway full of caps and put it in with your recyclables. The liners in these caps burn off quickly in the recycling process. There's a great post at Recycle Coach with more detailed information.
Recyclable if oil free, and compostable in certain regions.
LABELS & STICKERS
Our labels and stickers do not have a plastic coating and are printed with eco-friendly ink that will stay put so the information will always be legible. They are made from 100% recycled, chlorine-free materials, however, at this time, the adhesive on our labels is biodegradable, not compostable, so they must be thrown in the garbage when removed. To remove the labels from our glass bottles and jars, you can apply a thin layer of any type of oil and let it sit overnight and it should peel off easily. Otherwise, they can be scrubbed off with soap and warm water.
Our labels are made from 100% recycled and recyclable material. Unfortunately, at this time the adhesive on these labels is biodegradable and must be removed and thrown in the garbage.
FILL & CUSHIONING
We use up-cycled and recycled corrugated bubble paper, cardboard, paper, and tissue paper, all of which are recyclable and compostable.
STRING & TWINE
CARDS & PACKING SLIPS
Our card inserts are made from recycled paper and are recyclable and compostable. Packing slips are available upon request and are printed on 100% recycled paper and are recyclable.
Our boxes are made from 100% recycled material and are reusable and recyclable.
We use a recyclable pressure sensitive paper tape with a renewable rubber adhesive.
What if my city doesn't have a compost service?
If you don't have access to a city compost service, here are some ideas and resources for what to do with our compostable materials.
NATURAL AND ORGANIC FOOD MARKETS
These are great places to visit and find out if they know where you can take composting materials. Some natural markets even have a composting bin for their customers.
Search "local farms" or "small farms" on the internet and give them a call or send an email to find out if they take cork, string, and twine. Unlike food scraps, they won't feed these items to the animals, but they might have a composting pile for other waste materials. If they say they don't take these items, ask if they know who does.
You can ask the farmers at local farmer's markets if they take scraps or if they know where you can take them in your city.
This blog post, A Composting Guide For Apartment Living, by Kathryn Kellogg of Going Zero Waste is a wonderful and comprehensive article with lots of ideas and resources for for composting, even if you don't live in an apartment.