We commit to changing all our packaging to be recycled, recyclable, reusable, reduced or renewable by 2030
Did you know that packaging accounts for over half the plastic waste that’s ever been created?* At Nu Skin, we are committed to doing our part which is why we’re excited to introduce Epoch’s new packaging that features the Eco-Pac!
Nu Skin is the first to feature this new environmentally friendly packaging. It is made from 100 percent responsibly sourced sugarcane and reduces carbon emissions by more than 80 percent per product! The tube also uses between 10-70 percent less plastic than a regular tube. Our favorite example is the Baobab Body Butter. By switching from a jar to the Eco Pac tube, we reduced our plastic usage by 72 percent!
* Based on a study conducted at University of Plymouth
A new study found that by 2015, an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic had been produced, seventy-five percent of which has become plastic waste*. That is a lot of garbage. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Plastic is a useful and sometimes necessary part of our lives so what do we do about this problem?
We believe that it is important to recognize the value of plastic as a potential resource. Post-consumer resin (PCR) – AKA recycled plastic - is plastic that has already been used once but, when properly recycled, can be used again to create something new. Using recycled plastic also boosts demand for recycling which is an important part of creating a circular economy. Sometimes the reuse of plastic creates small marks or lines on product packaging. We hope you see these marks as symbols of the good we’re trying to do in the world and thank you for doing your part by purchasing a product made with recycled material.
Another important part of responsible consumption is what consumers do with their products. We want to make sure that our consumers are empowered to make sustainable choices and are striving to increase the ease of recyclability for our consumers. See our Recycle Page for tips on how you can properly dispose of your products.
*American Association for the Advancement of Science Study