Post Pandemic Environmental Responsibility

sustainability: post-pandemic-environmental-responsibility

It goes without saying that single-use PPE has been vital recently. When experts were initially unsure how coronavirus was transmitted, we utilized disposable items to minimize the spread. Unfortunately now, an increasing number of masks, gloves, and plastics are washing up on shores. The understandable need for disposable items came with consequences: a setback in environmental progress.

Can we go plastic-free?

single-use plastic alternatives

Here at emerginC we’re changing our packaging to glass, plastic-free resin caps, and Brazilian sugarcane-based plastics as part of our continued effort to cut down on fossil fuel use and reduce our environmental footprint. Sugarcane substitutes fossil raw materials and decreases greenhouse gas emission by using organic fertilization, and by being a renewable feedstock. Sugarcane is rarely irrigated in Brazil since the water is provided by rainfall. During sugar production, water is used minimally. Sugarcane ethanol only inhabits a small part of Brazil’s arable area. Diseases that threaten sugarcane are treated using biological controls and genetic improvement programs instead of using genetically modified methods.

Spas Going Plastic Free

“We have eliminated plastic sheets from our body treatments; we perform the services directly on sheets or towels. This represents for us a saving of about 15% of the cost of treatment.” -Katia Kano,Spa Manager

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