Environmentally friendly and sustainable is critical to clean skincare. Living a clean lifestyle includes more than what we do at home. We have to be concerned with where our skincare is coming from. How is it being manufactured? How are the ingredients created and grown? Knowing these answers lets us see where the topicals or edibles we are consuming are safe or toxic to our bodies.
The serums, salves, lubricants, all products that She Biology creates are not from Commercial growers who have turned to artificial pesticides and harmful growing practices and modes of distribution to bolster sales and increase crop yields. Of course, these practices heavily contribute to waste and population.
Sources of waste and ARE NOT GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
- Chemical Fertilizers: Much of commercial cannabis growth uses petrochemical fertilizers. Like in the agricultural food industry, chemical fertilizers are the norm because of fast-acting nutrient release. This removes the nutrients from our soil.
- Pesticides: Harsh chemicals and pesticides are often applied to cannabis crops to increase crop yields and protect against pests and diseases. Pesticides sprayed onto or applied to cannabis crops can seep into the earth can cause acute and chronic health toxicity effects to the human body.
- Fibrous Waste: After harvest, cannabis plants need to be disposed of. To legally dispose of cannabis plants, cannabis growers first need to make the waste unrecognizable, which requires them to create a 50-50 mix of cannabis waste to non-cannabis waste. Due to governmental concerns that cannabis waste may be rerouted to facilitate illegal production, it typically cannot be composted or disposed of cleanly. It is often sent directly to landfills mixed in with non-consumable post-consumer waste.
- • Fibrous Waste: After harvest, cannabis plants need to be disposed of. To legally dispose of cannabis plants, cannabis growers first need to make the waste unrecognizable, which requires them to create a 50-50 mix of cannabis waste to non-cannabis waste. Due to governmental concerns that cannabis waste may be rerouted to facilitate illegal production, it typically cannot be composted or disposed of cleanly. It is often sent directly to landfills mixed in with non-consumable post-consumer waste.
Great Sustainable Practices:
- Regenerative farming maintains and improves soil quality, biodiversity, and crop yields through sustainable planting and harvesting methods. In regenerative agriculture, every process helps prevent nutrient loss, increasing the soil’s natural ability to sustain plant life by strengthening the soil web, thus reducing the need for artificial chemicals and harsh pesticides.
- Outdoor Growing: Growing outdoors allows cannabis farmers to harness the sun’s natural power, saving them money on electricity bills and increasing energy efficiency. Regenerative farming practices can also compound the impact on the sustainability of our planet.
She Biology Sustainability Practices:
- Farming. When it comes to cannabinoids, we practice visiting the farm where the cannabinoid is planted, grown, and harvested. We ask many questions on how farming is maintained. What is the quality of the soil? Are pesticides used? Our chosen CBD, CBG, and CBN are grown organically, outside, with relational sustainability practices
- Packaging: Our subscriber boxes recycle cardboard. Our face serums, salves, and lubricants are in glass containers. The glass containers can be reused or recycled. The brown wrapper paper used is recyclable. The hemp cloth used is a vegetable fiber, making it biodegradable and highly renewable.
In knowing this information what are you going to do differently when you walk into Sephora, Ulta, or Bluemercury? I advise you to do research on the skincare company that you choose to buy from. Visit their website, their social media, and if possible talk with their customer service. Love your body, and love the environment.