Spectacle Skincare has launched sustainable packaging constructed from more than 95% renewable resources.
Spectacle's Performance Creme tube is made from a spruce wood by-product from the carpentry industry and a low-impact sugarcane compound with a carbon footprint 40% lower than a conventional PE tube, while maintaining EU cosmetic and food-grade quality standards.
The creme's box is made of hemp paper stock and is acid-, chlorine- and "chemical-free" (the latter claim is unclear as to which particular materials it refers). Half of the fiber is sustainably sourced from European hemp fields and the other half is post-consumer recycled waste.
For every box made, Spectacle plants two hemp seeds.
The soy ink used has low levels of volatile organic compounds, 80% less than produced by traditional petroleum-based inks, per the brand. Soy ink is reportedly more than four times more biodegradable than standard ink.
Lastly, the padded shipping envelope is made from 100% recycled content, 25% being post-consumer waste made from newspapers, and are fully recyclable and "naturally biodegradable."