Bioplastic Packaging

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Bioplastic Packaging

Bioplastic Packaging

Our plastic bottles and tubes consist of bioplastic made of sugarcane, which binds four times as much carbon dioxide as traditional plastic. We take environmentally hazardous emissions seriously. To minimise our own carbon footprint, Mikael Åkerberg has taken the initiative to develop new, non-toxic packaging made of bioplastic, which does not put any strain on the environment. 

While conventional plastic is made of crude oil, bioplastic is made of sugarcane, which needs carbon dioxide to grow. Burning our packaging only generates water and carbon dioxide, substances that are consumed by sugarcane. Since the actual process of producing bioplastic also consumes carbon dioxide, the total process is not only carbon neutral; it even uses more carbon dioxide than it generates.

All our packaging can and must be recycled or burned. It must not be discarded in nature. We have chosen not to include biodegradation additives in our plastic. If only one plastic bag with additives end up in a batch of collected plastic, that whole batch is ruined.

As locally produced as possible

We always strive to find suppliers nearby, to reduce our carbon footprint. For instance, our bioplastic bottles made of sugarcane are produced in Ullared, only 50 kilometres from our facility in Frillesås. Our bottle holders are also produced in our county, not far from us. Our cardboard of wood fibre from Swedish forests is locally produced as well.

We work sustainably for both people and planet

Our strong principals and values are part of our success. As a skincare pioneer in the 90s, Maria Åkerberg paved the way for organic skincare in a world that still had not realised the importance of working sustainably for both people and planet. Today, we are happy to see so many follow in our footsteps.

Taking responsibility for the environment is more important now than ever. At MARIA ÅKERBERG, we base our whole offer on the beneficial properties of nature; caring for the environment is ingrained in our everyday life, today and in the future.

Only natural ingredients

The contents of your skin and hair care products not only affect you as an individual. For example, mineral oils dehydrate the skin, and they also lack biodegradability. Therefore, products from MARIA ÅKERBERG only contain renewable, plant-based oils, cold pressed and essential. This contributes to a more sustainable use of natural resources.

Our ingredients are organic and many of them are certified. Most come from the plant kingdom, but many important ingredients are minerals, taken from the ground, such as Kaolin and Silica. 

Our products never contain synthetic ingredients, such as emulsifiers, preservatives or mineral oils. Such substances often decompose very slowly in nature, and they lack fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. We also avoid animal-based ingredients, with Beeswax and Honey as the only exceptions.