THE FUTURE OF PACKAGING
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PROTECTIVE BY DESIGN
Invert containers and lids are engineered in ISO-certified facilities and have been tested by independent laboratories for food grade and USP standards. The containers are coated in two different ways to protect against the elements.
A non-toxic chemical is introduced to the slurry mix (hot water and paper feedstock) during manufacturing. This additive bonds to the paper fibers giving them resilience to water.
A wax-coating is applied to the outside walls of the container giving them an added barrier of protection. The closures, or lids, are made from cork (an inherently water-phobic material) and also dipped in wax.
The two together create a container-closure system that withstands light and moisture. And when combined with supplements that are formulated in a way to remain stable, the overall package and contents are protected from the outside world.
Understanding where a product comes from and where it will go is important in terms of sustainability. Unlike traditional plastics, Invert is made from renewable resources.
THE CONTAINER & LID
The containers are made from post-consumer recycled paper, which means no trees are harvested for production. This is a material already in circulation being repurposed for a new application. Furthermore, this feedstock is abundant worldwide and price-stable when compared to oil-based plastics. Importantly, paper will biodegrade in a fraction of the time it takes plastic. In fact, thereʼs really no comparison between paper versus plastic when it comes to recycling rates or biodegradability.
The lids are made from the bark of the cork tree. Again, no trees are harmed during this process. Rather, their bark is stripped and processed into products like the Invert lid while the tree regenerates its outer covering.
And while we are proud of the environmental steps we've taken to create this lid, it contains a polyurethane binder. We're cognizant of this detail and strive to improve. Together let's make it better.
In 2018, according to the EPA, the recycling rates of the most widely used plastics (main polymers in packer bottles), Polyethylene (PET) and Polypropylene (PP), was approximately 30% or less. In the same year, corrugated boxes (the main feedstock of Invert containers) was recycled at a rate of 96.5%. Now more recent estimates peg the US plastic recycling rate at 9%.
Invert strikes a balance between performance and sustainability. For example, adding soy-based wax prolongs the natural decomposition of the packaging system. Without it, products are more at risk to degradation. Through trial and error, Invert has developed a balanced system that is protective and earth-forward.