For us, sustainable packaging material means: Glass rather than plastic packaging, ecological paper and no test samples.
At Amanprana we prefer glass to plastic. If possible, we print with vegetable ink on ecological paper. We like to pay attention to ecological and healthy packaging. You have read it already, we believe in the whole and not in the parts separately, therefore our products have been processed as little as possible. We also take human, animal and environmental concerns into account as much as possible during the production process.
At Amanprana we strongly believe in the cradle-to-cradle principle. The cradle-to-cradle principle is a revolutionary vision on product design devised by the German chemist Michael Braungart and the American architect William McDonough (2002) and the core of the vision is waste = food. The waste from one product is the raw material for the other.
The cradle-to-cradle principle distinguishes five steps on the road to eco-effective product design:
- Stop using substances that are known to be harmful.
- In those cases where 100 percent certainty about the harmlessness of a product or substance is not feasible, try to be as sure as possible.
- Draw up a “positive list” with substances that have been proven to be harmless and safe to use.
- Only use products or substances from the positive list.
- Reinvent the product.
Why a glass container?
Glass packaging material better for your health and glass better for the environment.
Glass packaging of products is not only better for your health but also for the environment. Glass is made from natural resources. There are no toxic substances like those found in plastic bottles. Consider substances such as vinyl chloride and dioxins. These are in fact released when plastic is burned. In addition, glass is not left behind in the environment.
Sustainable labels, FSC cardboard packaging and organic glue
The labels and cardboard packaging of Amanprana products are made from organic paper. The labels are made from sugar cane fibers. The sugar cane fiber paper is made from the waste from sugar cane plantations. This means that the sugar is extracted from the plant, after which the fiber is used to make paper. No trees are chopped down and no food is sacrificed for this purpose. It is also sustainable because the material needs only a small amount of processing to be converted into paper, so that it remains as close to nature as possible and is easy to compost. Combined with organic glue to keep it on glass packaging, it is a beautiful, effective and environmentally friendly label that fits in with Amanprana’s sustainable strategy,
Amanprana goes beyond sustainable packaging material
We also try to take the environment into account as much as possible during the production process. For example, the cleaning products used in the production process, but also outside it, are made from plant-based ingredientsas far as possible . All the paper that is used at our offices has an FSC quality mark, is not printed unnecessarily and ends up as much as possible in the paper shredder where it can be added to the packages to be sent as padding for safe transport.
Amanprana has no test samples/samples/testers
In addition to sustainable packaging material, Amanprana also has no test samples available. This is a conscious choice. It not only saves packaging. It also ensures that, in addition to the current production process for the products sold, there also has to be a production process for test samples. Because we understand that you, as a (potential) customer, would like to test our products, we have products in various points of sale that can be tested on site. Ask the retailer if these are available.