The Zero Waste International Alliance defines zero waste as:
".. the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health."
Ok so what does zero waste mean in the deodorant industry?
When it comes to deodorant, look for the following:
- a deodorant case with an option to purchase refill sticks
- a package free deodorant stick (just the stick in biodegradable paper)
- or a deodorant with packaging that can be recycled
Here are 5 brands making deodorant products that meet this criteria.
*Discover more brands like these in our Health & Beauty section.
Certification: B-Corp pending
Sustainable: recyclable cardboard packaging, refills for case that is designed to last a lifetime, certified carbon neutral, no synthetic fragrance, cruelty free, aluminum free
"From using solar power and water to living gardens on factory roofs, all of our partners run sustainable practices. And where we can't eliminate carbon with work with Climate Partner to offset it by supporting carbon reduction projects around the world."
Award: Beauty Shortlist Award 2021
Sustainable: refills with 100% recyclable packaging for case that is designed to last a lifetime, 10% a year of our annual profits to projects we believe in which so far have included WATERAID, Hygiene Bank and Plastic Bank, no synthetic fragrance, cruelty free, aluminum free
Cleo and Coco (US)
Award: Dirty Thinkers' Choice Awards 2021
Sustainable: zero-waste deodorants, or deodorants that come in 100% recyclable bottles, no synthetic fragrance, cruelty free, aluminum free, made in the US
Sustainable: cruelty free, aluminum free, 50% less plastic (plastic reducing refillable packaging)
Salt & Stone
Sustainable: "we incorporate up-cycled ocean plastics and other recycled, biodegradable materials in our containers. We use Eco Smart technology, which is biodegradable in days, not decades. Our products are manufactured by renewable solar and hydroelectric energy. We do not test our formulations or ingredients on animals and are Leaping Bunny certified."
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