KINDER TO THE PLANET

 

From ingredient sourcing to our own carboNZero certified factory and renewable sugar plastic packaging, we’re kinder to the planet at every step – and constantly improving our processes to save energy and resources, and reduce waste. We choose biodegradable plant and mineral-based ingredients over petrochemicals. Each product is also compatible with septic tanks and greywater systems.

 

2018 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

 

To us, sustainability means acknowledging that everything is interconnected. That's why running a sustainable business means not only focusing on our financial performance, but also social wealth creation and environmental responsibility. To read more about what we are doing for the environment, society and economy please take a look at our 2018 Sustainability Report

 

cruelty free

 

Our products proudly carry the logo of the world’s largest animal rights organisation, PETA. We’ve signed their statement of assurance verifying that we do not conduct or commission any animal testing on our ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge not to do so in the future. Instead, we carry out extensive in-house testing and large-scale consumer testing of our products to make sure our customers love them as much as we do.

In China, where animal testing for some cosmetics products is required, all of our affected body care products are sold online. This means we’re not required to test on animals – these body care products won’t be available in physical stores in mainland China as long as animal testing is required there. We will not change our stance on animal testing for sales.

 

GE / GMO free

 

None of our plant-based ingredients come from genetically modified crops such as corn or soy. While we’re against GE field trials, we agree with many organisations that there’s a place for the ethical development of GE in laboratories, for producing medicines like insulin, or useful enzymes. The enzymes used in our dishwasher powders, dish tablets and laundry products are derived from genetically engineered micro-organisms. Many eco products use enzymes made this way because there are simply not enough naturally occurring enzymes to fill the demand.

 

ecostore’s sustainable packaging

 

We use a mix of recycled and recyclable materials in our packaging and strive to reduce waste wherever we can. In 2014, we switched all our plastic bottles (excluding bulk containers) to Sugar Plastic – 100% recyclable sugarcane plastic bottles that help reduce your carbon footprint.

sugar plastic

Our plastic bottles (excluding bulk containers) are made from renewable sugarcane. It’s 100% recyclable at kerbside and takes carbon out of the atmosphere as it grows, for a lower carbon footprint.

FSC CARDBOARD

Our cardboard packaging has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

 

scoops

Our laundry powder measuring scoops are all made from Sugar Plastic, 100% renewable and recyclable plastic made from sugarcane.

dissolvable wrappers

Our no-mess dishwasher tablets are individually wrapped in a PVA biodegradable wrapper that dissolves in your machine.

 

Our Certifications

 

Our New Zealand-based factory is the only manufacturer in Australasia with ISO9001, ISO14001, Enviromark Diamond and CarboNZero certifications – your guarantee that our products are made with the utmost care for our environment. Our Laundry and Dish products are also certified with the Environmental Choice tick.

We also hold a Kosher license for our dishwashing products, ensuring our ingredients don’t contaminate Kosher-certified food and that we don’t use animal or dairy ingredients in these products.