Below, you will find more information about our ingredient sourcing, packaging, shipping and packing materials and office.
All of our packaging (plastic/glass/metal) can be recycled for free at any TerraCycle® drop-off location. You will find these in Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores nationwide. Click here for an interactive map of drop-off locations.
We purchase about 85% of our ingredients from a supplier that is 10 miles from our office. While some of these ingredients are sourced in the US, many of the oils are ultimately from Europe (apricot, avocado, grapeseed and olive oils). About 80% of the oils we purchase are certified organic. Certified organic ingredients are grown and harvested in a much more earth-friendly way, free of harsh chemicals. We purchase our raw ingredients in as big a quantity as possible for a small business. This means that many of the ingredients are in 5 gallon sizes which cuts down on plastic. All of the plastic packaging that our ingredients come in, is recycled locally.
This is the area we spend a substantial amount of time on. We purchase all of our packaging from US companies. Our plastic packaging is made in the US. We are always working on changing out plastic for products where this is possible. Refill sizes, products used in the shower and products that require squeezing to be applied are more difficult to figure out. We have looked at aluminum, however, as a small business it has proven to be cost prohibitive currently (eight times as high as plastic). Glass is another option. This requires more packing materials, outer boxes and has a large carbon footprint to ship. We do not ship our products with outer boxes that end up being thrown away. Please read below for information on our current packaging and recyclability.
- NEW IN 2024: 2 oz Day and Night Creams, 2 oz Shea Butter Hand Cream- Amber glass jar with a metal lid. Recyclable and reusable. Glass is infinitely recyclable.
- Powders, Dry Shampoo- Aluminum shaker bottle with metal cap. Recyclable and reusable.
- Serums, Argan Oil, Blemish Defense- glass bottle. Dropper bottles have a glass dropper with rubber bulb and plastic surround. Roller bottles have a plastic metal ball and plastic polypropylene cap. Glass is infinitely recyclable.
- Powder and Dry Shampoo Refills- Packaged in a home compostable zipper pouch. Remove label before composting. Label can be recycled with paper.
- Shea Butter Tin- metal tin container. Fully recyclable.
- Sample size jars of Day and Night Creams- white polypropylene. Recycle code <5>.
- Shower Gels, Toners, Facial Cleanser, Body Oils, Makeup Remover, Hair Oil, Lotions- PET amber bottles. Recycle code <1>.
- Trial size 1 oz white and natural bottles - HDPE. Recycle code <2>.
- Foaming Soap 8 oz- PET bottle. Recycle code <1>. Foaming pump- polypropylene. Recycle code <5>. Pump can be reused for many refills before recycling.
- Green Tea Cleaner, Shaving Foam 8 oz- HDPE natural bottle. Recycle code <2>. Foaming pump- polypropylene. Recycle code <5>. Pump can be reused for many refills before recycling.
- Calendula Cream, Herbal Balm, Cleansing Grains, Baby Balm- PCR (post consumer recycled) PET white jars. Recycle code <1>.
- Deodorant tubes- white polypropylene tube. Recycle code <5>.
- Bottle caps- white and black polypropylene caps. Recycle code <5>. White and black metal caps for 64oz jugs and 4oz jars are aluminum and recyclable.
Our labels are printed by Leapin' Lizard Labels on FiberStone® Paper. They are made from 80% Calcium Carbonate and 20% non-toxic resin (HDPE- High-Density Polyethylene). The Calcium Carbonate comes from limestone collected as waste material from existing quarries for the building and construction industry. It is ground down to a fine powder like chalk and the HDPE acts as a binder for the Calcium Carbonate. Some of the benefits of Fiberstone® are:
- Tree-free, water-free, chlorine-free, acid-free
- Water and oil resistant
- Strong and durable
- Clean production process does not emit toxins into the environment
- Labels are recyclable with paper recycling
Our products are shipped via USPS for 95% of orders. For large orders, it may be more cost effective for us to use UPS.
Orders are mainly shipped in paper padded mailing envelopes or cardboard boxes, both of which are fully recyclable. Depending on the volume of the order, we may use a plastic bubble envelope made from recycled content. This envelope is made with a minimum of 50% recycled plastic (10% post consumer). It is recyclable with plastic film recycling. (Most grocery stores have bins to recycle plastic film and plastic bags.)
Our shipping labels are from Ecoenclose. They are printed thermally so no ink is needed. They are curbside recyclable. The labels come on zero waste release liners that are 100% recycled and curbside recyclable. We do use these release liners as void fill when packaging large orders.
Our packing tape is from Ecoenclose. It marries a cellulose backing with a high-performing natural rubber adhesive. It is 100% plant-derived, renewable, and industrially compostable.
Our Be Green branded tissue paper and sticker that your order will be wrapped in is from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, acid free paper printed with soy-based ink.
The void fill we use includes air pillows, paper, bubble wrap, peanuts and other misc. products. All of the fill is donated to us by friends, family and local businesses to be reused and recycled. Please recycle air pillows and bubble wrap with plastic film recycling. We do purchase protective paper packaging for the 64oz refill sizes and glass bottles. This is a sustainable paper alternative to bubble packaging. It is compostable and recyclable.
Your packing slip is printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper. On the reverse side, we print information about Be Green and our products.
In our office, we use 100% LED lighting. We use an energy efficient Mitsubishi mini-split for both heating and cooling. (Honestly, though, we don't use the heat or AC very often.) All lights are turned off at the end of the work day and electronics are powered down to sleep mode to conserve electricity. All of our paper and plastic waste is recycled on a weekly basis. We use nearly all of our paper waste as void fill when shipping products.
We strive to be as earth-friendly, sustainable and low waste as possible. If you have any comments, questions or ideas about we can become more sustainable, please reach out to email@example.com.
I’ve used pretty much every dry shampoo on the market for my blond hair and this one is the best. Doesn’t get cackey, smells great and blends in.
I am on a journey to clean up my life by finding cleaner products (personal care, cleaning, food, etc.). I love the idea of a dry shampoo but hated the idea of using an aerosol. This clean dry shampoo is just what I needed! Love it, works great, easy to apply.
After having my skin have an allergic reaction to over the counter product I found this through EWG and am having fantastic results, my skin has calmed down and is supple all day long. Thank you.
I love this cream! It soothes my eczema rashes and prevents itching. And a little dab goes a long way.
Love the feel and performance of this beautifully fragranced toner. Important to me that they are producing products that are EWG verified.
This sensitive skin cream is an absolute must have in your safe skin care routine! I have very dry, sensitive skin and this cream feels so luxurious and keeps my skin feeling supple throughout the night. So glad I found this brand!
I am using the radiant serum after cleansing and toner application. I apply a thin film over my face prior to applying moisturizer either daytime moisturizer or night cream. It works to brighten and smooth and I like the mild fragrance.
The only EWG certified shaving cream I have been able to find. Love it
I've tried a couple of natural deodorants- this is the only one that doesn't leave my arm pits raw and itchy!
I've used a lot of brands with a lot more ingredients (most questionable) with temporary relief. This cream really helped moisturize and create a barrier that kept the moisture in even after hand washing!
My lips get very chapped in the winter and I feel like everything I've tried works for about 5 minutes, but this lap balm really stayed on and provided long lasting relief and moisture!
Love it it smells good gives you a little bit of a tingle feeling & heals the blemish. I've never experienced any kind of blemishes before until I developed allergies as a senior adult.
Since developing an allergy to soy there's little or nothing I can use to clean my face that doesn't leave it in terrible condition. The Be Green cleanser, toner & followed up with the day or night cream is awesome. It's wonderful that Be Green offers a sample pack to try before I bought something that I might not be able to use.
It is very good for our skin . No rash
This works well for my combo skin and I love that it has green tea.