We make clean skin and body care products to care and nourish your body, but we also strive to take care of the environment. We are committed to sustainability and minimizing our ecological footprint through a number of partnerships, programs and internal processes. At Source Vitál, we believe that taking care of yourself should not come at the expense of the environment, and we are proud to offer products that align with this ethos.
“Nature always wears the colors of spirit” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oceans play a crucial role in regulating the Earth's climate and are important to the overall health of the planet. They act as a sink for carbon dioxide, absorbing about 25% of the CO2 that is released into the atmosphere from human activities such as burning fossil fuels. This helps to mitigate the impact of climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Additionally, oceans help to regulate the temperature of the planet by absorbing heat from the sun and distributing it around the world through ocean currents. They also provide a habitat for a diverse range of marine species, many of which are essential to the food chain and support human livelihoods. Overall, the health of the oceans is intimately linked to the health of the planet, and it is crucial that we take steps to protect and preserve them for future generations.
CleanHub works with a variety of collection hubs around the world to collect plastic before it reaches the ocean. We've partnered with CleanHub to become "plastic neutral" by supporting Tridi Oasis, a female-led recycling company that focuses on recycling PET plastic bottles into PET flakes which can be transformed in sustainable packaging and textiles.
4ocean is a company that focuses on cleaning up the ocean and coastlines around the world. They sell bracelets made from recycled materials and use a portion of the proceeds to fund their ocean cleanup efforts. For every bracelet sold, they pledge to remove one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Since their founding in 2017, 4ocean has removed over 28 million pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Their mission is to create a world where the ocean is clean and healthy, and marine life thrives. Stop by Source Vitál Apothecary + Beauty Market to get your bracelet today and support ocean cleanup.
Recycling, composting, and renewable energy are crucial to Earth's sustainability as they reduce waste, conserve resources, and help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Recycling and composting keep materials out of landfills, where they would release methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas. Instead, they are transformed into new products or soil, respectively, reducing the need for virgin materials and reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Additionally, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power produce clean energy without emitting harmful greenhouse gases, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and mitigating climate change. By adopting these sustainable practices, we can reduce our impact on the environment, conserve resources, and create a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
TerraCycle is a recycling company that specializes in hard-to-recycle waste streams. They offer recycling solutions for items such as cigarette butts, coffee capsules, and snack wrappers that are not accepted by traditional recycling programs. Source Vitál has partnered with Terracycle to recycle beauty packaging in our facility and showroom.
Through Moonshot Composting, Source Vitál helps divert excess food and organic material from landfills, which helps reduce methane emissions, replenishes nutrients into the soil, boosts food production, and pulls excess carbon from the atmosphere.
One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted's mission is to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. They help restore forests, create habitat for biodiversity, and make a positive social impact around the world. Source Vitál assists the One Tree Planted mission through our Earth Day promotion where we commit to plant a tree for each order we receive.
Our manufacturing facility uses renewable energy, such as solar or wind power. Renewable energy significantly reduces carbon emissions, which are a leading cause of climate change. By using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, we can dramatically decrease our carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Say goodbye to wasteful packaging and hello to sustainability with our biodegradable packing peanuts. Made from organic starch, our peanuts are not only static-free, but also decompose in water without leaving any toxic waste behind. And just like traditional packing peanuts, they dispense and vacuum with ease, ensuring your products are protected during transit.
Recyclable & Reusable Bottles
Our product packaging is designed with sustainability in mind, featuring materials that are easily recyclable. Our glass bottles and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, as well as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers, are widely accepted by most curb-side recycling programs. These materials are designated with the recycling codes #1 and #2, respectively, and can be easily sorted and processed for recycling. By choosing packaging materials that are widely recyclable, we aim to reduce waste and promote a circular economy, while also making it easy for consumers to do their part in preserving the environment.