At Coolibar we’re keenly aware how our choices, even in what and how we buy, can affect our water, air and soil. That’s why Coolibar is proud to be the first apparel company to deliver its products in biodegradable plastic (“poly”) bags. To put it simply, we’re making sure the apparel that helps you lead a healthy, sunny life is packaged to help preserve our planet Earth.
Eco-OneTM Technology: Why Do We Use It?
For many, many years, apparel purchases have arrived wrapped in plastic. It lets you know the item has been protected during shipment, and helps you feel good about your purchase. But that plastic is not a natural substance, and it isn’t biodegradable; it ends up in our landfills, where it can stay for hundreds if not thousands of years. Tremendous amounts of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials float in our oceans, too.
But the plastic bag protecting your Coolibar item contains Eco-One, a lab-tested organic additive from BluePel. Eco-One induces the biodegradation of plastics when they reach biologically active landfills. ISO 15985 tests that represent biologically active landfills have been conducted on representative products. Even better, the Eco-One additive itself is 100% organic. It’s comprised of non-toxic raw materials which have even been independently approved for direct contact with food.
So you don’t have to feel guilty about tossing that Coolibar poly bag; the additive breaks it down into organic materials that blend right back into the natural environment.
Our packaging with BluePel Eco-One technology is just one way that Coolibar strives to make your choices in sun protective clothing better and easier.
Because at Coolibar we strive to promote healthy, sunny living. And as Earth Day reminds us, that can only be possible if we maintain a healthy planet Earth.