All our products are created with the planet in mind. We use packaging boxes and buffers made with papers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The furniture in our office comes from 100% FSC-certified woods. Using FSC-certified products is one way of making conscious economic decisions to support products that come from responsibly-managed forests.
We use biodegradable kraft cartons with BPI(Biodegradable Products Institute) certification for our packages to reduce our impact on the environment. We choose glass and post-consumer materials whenever possible to minimize the impact of our business on the environment. Our Vegan Balancing Toner comes packaged in PCR plastic certified by Global Recycling Standard(GRS), an eco-friendly material where waste plastics are cleaned, classified, and compressed into pellets to be recycled as new plastic instead of going into landfill.
Where most businesses see waste as an endpoint, we see it as a place to start something new. We create value out of waste, by recycling used up bottles and jars of our products into recycled glass and plastic, which are then donated to other businesses. It’s a full circle of reusing resources that is key to sustainable beauty.
We partner with Terracycle, a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials, to run our recycling campaign #me:cycle with full transparency and the most advanced technology. Plastics are separated by number, melted down, and turned into pellets that can be molded and extruded to produce new products. Glass is cleaned and sorted by color for processing. It is then crushed and melted to be used in new glass products.
Up to date, more than 200 kg of packages have been collected from our customers and recycled, which translates into 150+kg of carbon reduction in total.
We want the spaces we work in & meet our customers to be expressions of our ideals. Melixir’s iconic Plastic-free Store is a pop-up store where we meet our customers. Unlike traditional pop-ups which create massive waste after opening for a limited period of time, The Plastic-free Store is designed to minimize waste by reusing and recycling every material.
All factors constituting The Plastic-free Store is made out of recycled waste and sustainable materials such as used packages and paper boxes. The products are displayed upon stacks of uncoated cardboards, biodegradable paper made of baggass(dried pulp waste of sugarcane juice). All Melixir products are showcased on recycled boxes and wooden panels decorated with rocks and plants harvested from nature. After the pop-up store closes, we repurpose these materials instead of throwing them away. This venue is our experiment to achieve sustainability by spatial design.