Our Commitment to Sustainability

The earth is our home, and every action we take affects everyone and everything. 

In each action we take, we make a difference, one way or another, and it is up to us to change this world for the better. 

We must value our Earth, natural resources, and all that this beautiful world has to offer. 

It is up to us to preserve this, and all it’s natural wonders. 

We are committed to this mission. 

Searching around the world for the most sustainable solution to package our products in, we found a company in the Netherlands with high-quality, sustainably sourced sugarcane tubes. 

In Rio Du Sol, located in the southern region of Brazil, sugarcane is planted.  

The waste products from this sugarcane manufacturing can be used to make the same ethanol that plastic is made from. 

By using a sugarcane alternative, we are able to create tubes that have the same properties and can be recycled through the same channels. (As well as capturing CO2) 

Regular plastic: 

Normal plastic is made using Earth oil, a non-renewable resource. This produces CO2 and is unsustainable. 

From this Earth oil, producers make ethanol, which is the main ingredient of plastic. 

From the ethanol, they make plastic. 
Bio-plastic is made from sugarcane. 

Sugarcane is planted in the southern region of Brazil, 2,000 km from the Amazon rainforest. Brazil is the world’s largest sugarcane producer and 85% is produced in this central-south region. 

Brazil is a large country with fertile land. It is 851 million hectares, of which 330 million hectares are arable land. Currently around 1% of arable land is planted with sugarcane, with only 0.2% (or 65 thousand hectares used to make green polyethylene). 

Using the waste products of sugarcane production, they take no sugar out of the food chain and it is a renewable resource, capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during its natural photosynthesis process while it is being grown. 

Brazilian sugarcane is highly efficient in terms of water consumption with the vast majority irrigated naturally by rainfall.

Using its waste products, they are able to make green ethanol, 

And from that green ethanol, make bio-plastic. 

By comparison, plastic produces 2,100 kg CO2 during 1,000 kg production, and 

Sugarcane CAPTURES 2,500 kg of CO2 per 1,000 kg bio-plastic produced. 

Harken Derm bio-plastic is certified “I’m green” and made from 100% renewable resources (sugarcane).

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We are all a part of this world, not separate from it. 

By harming the Earth, we harm ourselves. 

By helping the Earth, we help ourselves. 

We are deeply interdependent, and cannot continue in unsustainable ways. 

The time is now, and we cannot wait. 

We are committed to sustainability in our lives, our company, and cherishing the world around us and that we are a part of. 

We all matter, and we all make a difference, and by taking actions in the right way, we will move the world to a sustainable existence. It is our only option.

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