4-way Snack Cup Set by Mother’s Corn

October 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Accessories, Kids, New Products and Services

4-way Snack Cup Set by Mother’s Corn

Brand: Mother’s Corn

Attributes: Biodegradable, Non-Toxic

Description: Mother’s Corn 4-way Snack Cup Set is made of extracted corn starch, also known as Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), which is stronger than plastics and yet biodegradable. The cute design using non-toxic ink is safe for your children. Can be used as a soup bowl, feeding bowl, or drinking cup, and also comes with a feeding spoon.

Capacity is 240ml and is microwave-safe.

Mother’s Corn is a Korea-based company manufacturing biodegradable plastics using extracted corn starch that are safe to use and also harmless to the environment.

Mother’s Corn products are carried by i-vml, and you can buy the product by visiting their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 21 Oct 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Mother’s Corn is committed to produce eating containers and utensils made of naturally derived ingredients such as extracted corn starch which are biodegradable in soil, and therefore less harmful towards the environment compared to conventional plastic products.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

The product helps to reduce carbon emissions as it is made of corn, which takes in carbon dioxide, and does not use conventional plastics.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

This product is made of extracted corn starch and is biodegradable in soil.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of extracted corn starch and uses non-toxic ink for its text and design.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The company uses extracted corn starch to produce its products in an attempt to replace conventional plastic products which contain more chemicals and more harmful towards the environment. Mother’s Corn products are free from hazardous ingredients such as carcinogenic substance and heavy metals.

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Raspberry Lip Balm by Estelle & Thild

Green Rating - 5 stars in 6 criteriaRaspberry Lip Balm by Estelle & Thild

Brand: Estelle & Thild

Attributes: Biodegradable, No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: Estelle & Thild Raspberry Lip Balm nourishes and softens lips with its fresh scent of raspberries. Lips are given extra shine while protected from dryness. Made from natural and certified organic ingredients.

Ingredients: Castor Seed Oil, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Natural Perfume (Raspberry), Blueberry Seed Oil, Vitamin E from Soya Beans, Iron Oxides, Natural Minerals

Estelle & Thild is a Swedish cosmetic company dedicated to creating pure and safe products for the skin, and focuses on using only natural and certified organic ingredients.

Estelle & Thild’s products are distributed by natureLOVA. You can buy from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 13 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 17 August 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Estelle & Thild believes in using only biodegradable, natural and certified organic ingredients without any harmful chemicals, so as not to harm the environment. The packaging of Estelle & Thild’s products are also recyclable.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to have an Environmental Management Programme.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The ingredients used in this product is biodegradable. This product is also certified by Ecocert, which requires the ingredients to be biodegradable.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in its natural habitat without degrading the landscape. The ecosystem balance of the area must also be maintained.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in an area where the ecosystem balance is maintained and endangered species are not harmed.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses recyclable packaging for its products. This is also one of the requirements for Ecocert organic certification.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to develop a plan for the improvement of the discharge management of wastes from the production (including wastewater).

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash is formulated using natural and organic ingredients without the use of fragrance and any other harmful chemicals, and therefore suitable for sensitive skin. Read more about the ingredients avoided by Estelle & Thild here.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The company’s products are certified organic by Ecocert.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products. To be certified organic by Ecocert, the ingredients of the product must be minimum 95% plant-based in the formula and minimum 10% must come from organic farming by weight. The product must also be free from GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients. Ecocert also requires the product to have biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses only natural or organic ingredients in its products without any unnecessary additives.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Estelle & Thild is against the use of animal testing on its products.

“Definitely one of the best lip balms I have ever tried. A lot of lip balms leave my lips flaky so I need to reapply many times. This lip balm keeps my lips moisturized for a much longer time and it has a bit of shine without adding some weight. I also love the subtle raspberry flavor which is not too overpowering. Would like to try the pink shade next time!”

- Isabela Clarissa

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Fragrance Free Night Cream by Estelle & Thild

Green Rating - 5 stars in 6 criteriaFragrance Free Night Cream by Estelle & Thild

Brand: Estelle & Thild

Attributes: Biodegradable, No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: Estelle & Thild’s Fragrance Free series is specially formulated using safe and natural ingredients, making them suitable for sensitive and allergy-prone skin. This night cream nourishes and soothes the skin, while also softens and strengthens, giving you a more glowing skin in the morning. 100% fragrance free.

Ingredients: purified water, rose flower distillate*, fatty acids derived from olive oil and sorbitol, shea butter*, almond oil*, sunflower oil*, sesame oil*, amino acids, aloe vera extract*, vanilla extract*, olive leaf extract, e-vitamin, xanthan gum, natural glycerine, mild food grade preservative. (*ingredients from organic farming)

Estelle & Thild is a Swedish cosmetic company dedicated to creating pure and safe products for the skin, and focuses on using only natural and certified organic ingredients.

Estelle & Thild’s products are distributed by natureLOVA. You can buy from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 13 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 16 August 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Estelle & Thild believes in using only biodegradable, natural and certified organic ingredients without any harmful chemicals, so as not to harm the environment. The packaging of Estelle & Thild’s products are also recyclable.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to have an Environmental Management Programme.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The ingredients used in this product is biodegradable. This product is also certified by Ecocert, which requires the ingredients to be biodegradable.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in its natural habitat without degrading the landscape. The ecosystem balance of the area must also be maintained.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in an area where the ecosystem balance is maintained and endangered species are not harmed.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses recyclable packaging for its products. This is also one of the requirements for Ecocert organic certification.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to develop a plan for the improvement of the discharge management of wastes from the production (including wastewater).

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash is formulated using natural and organic ingredients without the use of fragrance and any other harmful chemicals, and therefore suitable for sensitive skin. Read more about the ingredients avoided by Estelle & Thild here.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The company’s products are certified organic by Ecocert.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products. To be certified organic by Ecocert, the ingredients of the product must be minimum 95% plant-based in the formula and minimum 10% must come from organic farming by weight. The product must also be free from GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients. Ecocert also requires the product to have biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses only natural or organic ingredients in its products without any unnecessary additives.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Estelle & Thild is against the use of animal testing on its products.

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Fragrance Free Cleansing Milk by Estelle & Thild

Green Rating - 5 stars in 6 criteriaFragrance Free Cleansing Milk by Estelle & Thild

Brand: Estelle & Thild

Attributes: Biodegradable, No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: Estelle & Thild’s Fragrance Free Cleansing Milk is specially formulated to cleanse sensitive skin gently while maintaining its natural moisture balance. Made from natural and certified organic ingredients such as organic sunflower oil, organic almond oil, and aloe vera extract to nourish the skin. Can be used with or without water. 100% fragrance free.

Ingredients: purified water, sunflower oil*, rose flower distillate*, cornflower distillate*, plant wax, almond oil*, vanilla extract*, aloe vera extract*, natural glycerine, olive leaf extract, natural sugar-based cleanser, xanthan gum, citric acid, mild food grade preservative. (*ingredients from organic farming)

Estelle & Thild is a Swedish cosmetic company dedicated to creating pure and safe products for the skin, and focuses on using only natural and certified organic ingredients.

Estelle & Thild’s products are distributed by natureLOVA. You can buy from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 13 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 16 August 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Estelle & Thild believes in using only biodegradable, natural and certified organic ingredients without any harmful chemicals, so as not to harm the environment. The packaging of Estelle & Thild’s products are also recyclable.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to have an Environmental Management Programme.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The ingredients used in this product is biodegradable. This product is also certified by Ecocert, which requires the ingredients to be biodegradable.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in its natural habitat without degrading the landscape. The ecosystem balance of the area must also be maintained.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in an area where the ecosystem balance is maintained and endangered species are not harmed.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses recyclable packaging for its products. This is also one of the requirements for Ecocert organic certification.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to develop a plan for the improvement of the discharge management of wastes from the production (including wastewater).

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash is formulated using natural and organic ingredients without the use of fragrance and any other harmful chemicals, and therefore suitable for sensitive skin. Read more about the ingredients avoided by Estelle & Thild here.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The company’s products are certified organic by Ecocert.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products. To be certified organic by Ecocert, the ingredients of the product must be minimum 95% plant-based in the formula and minimum 10% must come from organic farming by weight. The product must also be free from GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients. Ecocert also requires the product to have biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses only natural or organic ingredients in its products without any unnecessary additives.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Estelle & Thild is against the use of animal testing on its products.

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Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash by Estelle & Thild

August 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Care, Kids, New Products and Services

Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash by Estelle & Thild

Brand: Estelle & Thild

Attributes: Biodegradable, No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: This Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash is specially formulated to cleanse the skin gently while protecting the skin’s moisture balance. Key ingredients include organic orange flower, organic almond oil, and organic pot marigold which are moisturizing and soothing. 100% fragrance free and safe for sensitive skin.

Ingredients: purified water, orange flower*, natural sugar tenside, extract of pot marigold*, almond oil*, plant glycerine, xanthan gum from corn, citric acid, mild food grade preservative. (*ingredients from organic farming)

Estelle & Thild is a Swedish cosmetic company dedicated to creating pure and safe products for the skin, and focuses on using only natural and certified organic ingredients.

Estelle & Thild’s products are distributed by natureLOVA. You can buy from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 13 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 16 August 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Estelle & Thild believes in using only biodegradable, natural and certified organic ingredients without any harmful chemicals, so as not to harm the environment. The packaging of Estelle & Thild’s products are also recyclable.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to have an Environmental Management Programme.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The ingredients used in this product is biodegradable. This product is also certified by Ecocert, which requires the ingredients to be biodegradable.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in its natural habitat without degrading the landscape. The ecosystem balance of the area must also be maintained.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in an area where the ecosystem balance is maintained and endangered species are not harmed.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses recyclable packaging for its products. This is also one of the requirements for Ecocert organic certification.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to develop a plan for the improvement of the discharge management of wastes from the production (including wastewater).

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash is formulated using natural and organic ingredients without the use of fragrance and any other harmful chemicals, and therefore suitable for sensitive skin. Read more about the ingredients avoided by Estelle & Thild here.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The company’s products are certified organic by Ecocert.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products. To be certified organic by Ecocert, the ingredients of the product must be minimum 95% plant-based in the formula and minimum 10% must come from organic farming by weight. The product must also be free from GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients. Ecocert also requires the product to have biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses only natural or organic ingredients in its products without any unnecessary additives.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Estelle & Thild is against the use of animal testing on its products.

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Multi Surface Cleaning Spray 828ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, C2C Certified, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Multi Surface Cleaning Spray is made from ingredients that are naturally derived, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. The all purpose cleaner gets rid of grease and grime on different surfaces safely and effectively. The bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic.

Ingredients in the cleaning spray include alcohol ethoxylate (in pink grapefruit), color, decyl polyglucoside, fragrance oil blend, potassium hydroxide, purified water, sodium carbonate, and sodium gluconate.

You can choose from different scents: french lavender or pink grapefruit.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 18 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 15 Mar 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified. The Cradle to Cradle Certified program assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients.

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

18. Does the product or service have a sustainable material-related third party certification or label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified at the silver level. This means a team of scientists at MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) have rigorously assessed all ingredients, packaging materials and design, processes and social practices used, making sure that method has designed for maximum material reutilization rather than designing its products to go into a landfill.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

See above. In addition, the method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

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Wood For Good Spray 354ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Wood For Good Spray is made from ingredients that are non-toxic, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. This no-wax spray with a fresh almond scent, lets you clean and buff wood surfaces quickly and easily, and removes smudges, fingerprints and dirt without leaving residue or buildup.

Ingredients in the wood spray include dimethicone, fragrance oil blend, glycerin, oleic acid, PEG 400 dioleate, polyacrylic acid, potassium hydroxide, preservative, and purified water.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 17 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“I have been on the lookout for an eco-friendly wood surface cleaner for a while and was more than happy to try out this spray and wipe. Besides being rather fond of the scent, I felt that it did a pretty good job, leaving a fine finish on my wooden blinds, cupboards, and bedside tables.

Unfortunately, I had an allergic reaction to the product, after my hands came in contact with the cleaning liquid. Having said this, I do have sensitive skin, so if you do too, I would advise that you use gloves when using this product.”

- Olivia Choong

“The women in my family have ardent loyalists to lemon pledge for decades. This, however, is likely to change after letting them have a try of Method’s Wood For Good Spray. Unlike conventional wood surface cleaners, Wood For Good does not have a sticky texture thus making cleaning easier with less effort. More importantly, Wood For Good gives the same shiny result that makes your wooden furniture look as good as new, with an almond scent for that natural earthiness. Will definitely try out the rest of Method’s product range!”

- Sofiah Jamil

Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner 739ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Wood Floor Cleaner is made from ingredients that are non-toxic, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. Just squirt the almond scent cleaner on your wood floor and mop. The bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic.

Ingredients in the wood floor cleaner include alcohol, color, ethoxylated lauryl alcohol, fragrance oil blend, methoxyisopropanol, preservative, purified water, and sodium carbonate / bicarbonate.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 17 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“I tried this product on my wooden flooring, and I really like the smell. The liquid cleaner also left a healthy looking sheen on my flooring, and it felt luxurious to the touch.

I did have a slight allergic reaction on the soles of my feet, so I would caution users with sensitive skin to take precaution when using this product.”

- Olivia Choong

Hand Wash Gel 354ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, C2C Certified, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Hand Wash Gel is made from ingredients that are naturally derived, triclosan-free, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. The hand wash cleans your hands safely and effectively without harsh chemicals.

Ingredients in the hand wash include Aloe Vera Gel, benzophenone #4, citric acid / sodium citrate, cocamide DEA, cocamidopropyl betaine , color, fragrance oil blend, methylchloroisothiazolinone + methylisothiazolinone, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium lauryl sulfate, and Vitamin E.

You can choose from different scents: french lavender; cucumber; mandarin-mango; water flower; or waterfall.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 18 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified. The Cradle to Cradle Certified program assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients.

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

18. Does the product or service have a sustainable material-related third party certification or label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified at the silver level. This means a team of scientists at MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) have rigorously assessed all ingredients, packaging materials and design, processes and social practices used, making sure that method has designed for maximum material reutilization rather than designing its products to go into a landfill.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

See above. In addition, the method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“Love the design of the bottle! I tried the hand wash gel with the french lavender scent, and it cleans effectively and leaves my hands slightly smooth, must be the aloe vera in it.

But didn’t like the french lavender scent, definitely not “heavenly scented” as mentioned by method in the website. Would recommend others to try different scents instead.”

- Eugene Tay

Dish Soap Pump 532ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, C2C Certified, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Dish Soap is made from ingredients that are natural, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. The liquid dish soap washes food and grease off effectively, and the cool-looking bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic.

Ingredients in the dish soap include alcohol, alkyl polyglucoside, benzophenone-4, citric acid, color, fragrance oil blend, lauramine oxide, preservative, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium lauryl sulfate, and vegetable glycerin.

You can choose from different scents: clementine; cucumber; or sea minerals.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 18 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified. The Cradle to Cradle Certified program assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients.

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

18. Does the product or service have a sustainable material-related third party certification or label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified at the silver level. This means a team of scientists at MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) have rigorously assessed all ingredients, packaging materials and design, processes and social practices used, making sure that method has designed for maximum material reutilization rather than designing its products to go into a landfill.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

See above. In addition, the method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“I’m using the Dish Soap with the clementine scent and it really smells good! Works effectively with only a few squirts, like normal liquid detergents.

It’s good to know that the dish soap doesn’t contain phosphates and phthalates, and that the bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic.”

- Eugene Tay

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