Smart, Sustainable Packaging
We're constantly evaluating and looking for ways to optimize our packaging materials and production methods. Whenever possible, we max out on post-consumer recycled content, use renewable energy to manufacture and source from within the United States to lower our carbon footprint. Here are some major wins from 2019:
- Transitioned all 8 fl oz bottles to 50-100% PCR plastic (up from 21%)
- Launched new tubes containing 50% PCR plastic and 50% bioplastic
- Moved to carbon neutral paper stock for the majority of our secondary packaging
- Produced over 90% of cartons with 100% renewable energy
In 2020, you'll see us begin the transition away from plastic and towards more sustainable materials like glass and aluminum.
Fewer Steps, Less Waste
We don't believe in 10-step, 10-product routines. We offer a clean collection of hardworking head-to-toe essentials that get the job done and leave time for what really matters.
On top of that, we want to reduce the number of bottles and shipments you need to keep up your daily routine. Our larger sizing, coupled with our concentrated formulas, means fewer containers coming to your front door and overall less waste. Win-win!
Fresh and Clean from the Ground Up
Ingredients don't just affect human health, they also impact the world around us. We use only safe, clean, naturally-derived ingredients while avoiding all irritating and unhealthy conventional chemicals. As part of our commitment to clean ingredients, we aim to use as much organic content as possible, while responsibly sourcing everything that goes into our products and providing Full Disclosure™ ingredient lists (including trace ingredients).
To help offset our impact, we partner with a range of organizations to protect and preserve the planet while promoting accessibility to the great outdoors.
To date, your Ursa Major purchases have funded projects at the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, National Park Foundation, Clean the World, Vermont Land Trust and Outward Bound for Veterans (and more). Nice work!
The Road Ahead
This is an ongoing journey and we hope you'll come along for the ride. If you have feedback, suggestions or ideas you'd like to see, drop us a line. Until then, here's a look at the major peaks we're working to summit:
- Transitioning out of plastic
- Maximizing recyclable and reusable packaging materials
- Securing a B Corporation certification
- Becoming a carbon neutral workspace
- Ensuring that more of our ingredients meet certified organic and fair trade standards
- Protecting and enabling access to the great outdoors