We promote environmental awareness, nature-care and a healthy lifestyle. Nature is our Mother; it is the source of life and health for every organism on the planet. We must preserve our environment for the sake of ourselves and future generations. All our products and packages are environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable.
Most commercial products contain ingredients that can have a negative impact on the environment. Chemicals from household products eventually make the way into our soil, rivers and oceans causing harm to the natural environment and wildlife. When ingredients for natural health and beauty products are farmed and manufactured organically, no harmful chemicals are put into the environment.
We pay a lot of attention to our packaging, minimizing plastic usage and looking for a balance between convenience and sustainability. Providing detailed information of why, how and where to recycle in Hong Kong, we strive to ensure that after using our products the only thing leftover is a healthy and happier you!
Why we don’t use plastic package
Plastic is literally everywhere – in the depths of the oceans, on mountain peaks, in the stomachs of birds and mammals, in the food we eat, and in the air we breathe. How did it get so out of control?
The Recycling Myth
Globally, only 9% of plastic gets recycled. According to the Our World in Data https://ourworldindata.org/ plastics accounted for only 4 % of all recovered waste. The reason – plastic is cheap and not financially worthwhile to recycle. Collecting, sorting, storing and transporting recycled plastics is more expensive than buying raw materials. Most “‘recycled”’ packaging waste is downcycled into lower value or unrecyclable products, meaning that the process is only delaying the plastic’s inevitable journey to the landfill.
In the meantime, the companies that produce fast-moving consumer goods are opening up new markets in developing countries, pushing more products packaged in single-use and single-portion plastics.
More than 90% of plastic is made from fossil fuel and it is estimated that the pollution from global plastic production and incineration equals the emissions of 189 coal-fired power plants (Greenpeace, https://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaign/learn-about-plastic-pollution/).
We provide educations booklets encouraging the reduction in use of plastic packaging. The plastic pollution crisis is one of the most visible symptoms of the environmental crises we now face. We don’t know exactly how long oil-based plastic will take to degrade (or even if it ever will), but we do know that once it’s in our soil, rivers, and oceans, it is almost impossible to clean up.
The plastic we see washing up on shores and floating on the water’s surface is only the tip of the trashberg. Over two-thirds of the plastic in our oceans ends up on the sea floor, creating an ever-growing wasteland beneath the waves. To make matters worse, bottles, bags, and other plastic junk gradually break into smaller and smaller pieces known as microplastics, which further damage ecosystems even as they’re invisible to the naked eye.
Choosing products from companies like Siberia Botanica is a simple way to move towards a more sustainable future.