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BASICS NOTE S AND RE LEVANT GOAL From local manufacturing facilities’ water supply. Product is concentrated as is now common in the marketplace. We offer a 4X concentrated version of our detergent. Reducing water further will allow us to save even more packaging materials and fuel used for transport. Goal: decrease carbon footprint PLANT. Palm kernel oil modified with sugar cane derivative. Palm Oil: Increased demand for palm oil has resulted in forest clearing with serious effects on ecosystems. We have purchased GreenPalm sustainable offset credits for our palm kernel oil use since 2009 and are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a global alliance moving the industry toward sustainable practices. By 2020, we plan to be using a segregated, certified supply of palm oil. Sugar cane: We aim to have our sugar certified as sustainable by 2020. Goal: source sustainably* PLANT. Palm kernel oil (coconut oil also possible), Southeast Asia. In 2010, we switched from sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) to SLS to reduce the risk of contamination from 1,4-dioxane.. We use a process called sulfonation, not the common ethoxylation, to decrease the risk of cross-contamination. See Palm Oil above. Goal: source sustainably* PLANT. Global supply chain. Goal: source sustainably* PLANT. Palm (largely), some soy and coconut possible See Palm Oil above. MINERAL. Boric acid is not regulated in the US and is common in liquid laundry detergents. There are recent suggestions that airborne boric acid may cause health problems for miners. Boric acid is not regulated in the US and is common in liquid laundry detergents. Our boric acid levels of about one percent are well below the European Union standard of five percent. PLANT. Palm (largely), some soy and coconut possible See Palm Oil above. MINERAL. PLANT. Goal: source sustainably* SYNTHETIC. (Derived from petroleum) See “MIT/ BIT Discussion.” We continue to search for a safe, effective, biobased preservative system Goal: renewable materials 80% PCR PLASTIC; 17% VIRGIN PLASTIC; 3% colorant; fully recyclable (US) There are technical challenges in making strong, large bottles (100 and 150 oz.) using more than 80% recycled plastic. We plan to replace the 17% virgin plastic with a new, sugar cane-derived plastic. The bottle will still be fully recyclable. Remainder is colorant. Goal: recycled or renewable materials; zero waste 50% PCR PLASTIC (Polypropylene) and 50% VIRGIN PLASTIC We introduced 50% recycled content into our caps in 2013. We have not been able to produce a strong, well-formed cap with greater than 50% PCR content. Reducing the remaining virgin plastic remains a challenge. Goal: recycled and recyclable materials


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