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2023-11-11 Maria Åkerberg: Our packages

Maria Åkerberg:
"Our packages are as natural as our content!

We take environmentally hazardous emissions seriously. To minimise our own carbon footprint, we have taken the initiative to develop new, natural plastic bottles and tubes made of 100% plant-based material from sugarcanes. Our bioplastic is completely biologically based and binds four times as much carbon dioxide as traditional plastic. Burning our packaging generates water and carbon dioxide only, substances that are consumed by sugar canes. 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. The packages are made a few miles from our MÅ factory and are dyed with white clay. You may recycle them in the same bin as regular plastic!

All our printed materials are made of environmentally friendly paper

Recycling benefits everyone. The cardboard that we purchase is made of locally produced wood fibre from forests in Sweden and our corrugated cardboard consists of recycled material. Recyclable paper is an attractive primary product and an important complement to fresh wood fibre. Paper fibres can be recycled 5–7 times before they become useless.

We work with minimised energy consumption

To make the impact on our environment as small as possible, we have covered the roof of our building with solar panels and use this power, as well as geothermal heating, in our business. We are proud to say that the Sweden Green Building Council has certified our headquarters of the highest grade. We reuse computers as firewalls and test servers. We use low-energy and virtual servers to optimise processing time and reduce electricity consumption. Low-energy hardware alternatives are used as much as possible. All computers and screens are shut off at the end of the workday, to minimise energy consumption.

We stay as close as possible

We always strive to find suppliers nearby in order to reduce our carbon footprint. For instance, our bioplastic bottles are produced in Ullared, only 50 kilometres from our Frillesås factory. Our bottle holders are produced in Holland, our northern European neighbour. Our cardboard of wood fibre comes from Swedish forests.

Our coffee is just as sustainable as our banker

We believe in being respectful in both the small and large perspective in order to make a difference in this world. Our dedication to sustainability is deeply ingrained in all parts of our company, manifesting itself in conscious purchasing, transportation and energy consumption. Our packing tape is free from harmful solvents, we have our own compost and we offer organic coffee, tea and fruit to our guests and staff. We have even chosen a bank that is environmentally certified.

We take our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) very seriously and believe that all companies need to respect human rights, labour rights and uphold environmental standards, regardless their way of working or wherever they are in the world."

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100 % luonnollinen ja ympäristöystävällinen
suomalainen kosmetiikan verkkokauppa vuodesta 1998
Cosme Shop
Helena Penttilä
Variksenmarjantie 9 A 1
FI-36220, Kangasala
FINLAND
tel. +358 40 5199001
helena.penttila@cosmeshop.fi
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