Are your products manufactured or sourced based on their minimal harmful impact to society, which translates to no child labour, no exploitation, fair wages for workers, social security payments, safe working place and fair-trade?
3. Manufacturing Process
Are your products manufactured or sourced based on their minimal harmful impact to our environment, which translates to being made of natural and organic material (i.e. bamboo, organic cotton), therefore zero waste, or fully recyclable at the end of their long life (i.e. stainless steel)?
Is your production chain transparent, i.e. you know where your raw materials come from, how they are being produced and that your providers follow ethical and sustainable production practices and policies?
4. Product Ingredients
Are your products free of toxic chemicals, toxic metals and pesticides (i.e. BPA, Synthetic fragrances, Microbeads, Parabens, Oxybenzone, Formaldehyde)?
Are all of our products free of palm oil and its derivatives, also free of responsibly sourced palm oil (RSPO)? At I’M PLASTIC FREE we believe that unfortunately you cannot fill a bucket of water from multiple taps, then try and separate the water showing which tap that water portion has come from. We want to fully fight deforestation as a way to preserve wildlife and minimise global warming.
Are your product cruelty-free, i.e. not tested on animals?
Are your products vegan?
5. Product Materials
Are your products free of virgin plastic themselves or in some cases have a minimal amount of plastic (i.e. a plastic pump in a cosmetic glass / aluminium bottle < 20%)?
Are your products manufactured with recycled / upcycled materials, including recycled plastic, in order to divert them from landfill (i.e. swimwear from recycled fibres)?
6. Product Packaging
Are your products free of plastic packaging?
Do your products follow a close-loop system, typical of the zero waste / circular economy, by which customers might be asked to send back empty packaging to be refilled with new product (i.e. recycling cleaning products’ containers etc)? Or do you simply offer a recycling service (i.e. taking back old socks)?
Have you obtained any national / international certifications? i.e. Vegan, Cruelty Free, Australian Made, FDA, GOTS, ISO, OEKO-TEX, Certified Palm Oil Free, No Plastic & Compostable, Not Tested on Animals, Australian Certified Organic etc?
If yes, which one(s):
8. Shipping Process
Do you ship your products with compostable or recycled packaging?
Do you ship your products with carbon neutral delivery (i.e. in Australia through Sendle, Shippit or Australia Post?
If yes, which carbon neutral delivery service do you use?