1. Why we love our amber bottles
Packaging isn’t just about what looks good: it plays an important role in keeping ingredients fresh and preventing formula breakdown. We use amber-tinted bottles to protect active ingredients from sun exposure to keep your formulas effective without having to add preservatives.
2. The importance of our BPA-free plastic
Clean ingredients should extend to your packaging as well: some plastics and most aluminum packaging contain BPA (aka bisphenol A), which has been linked to adverse health effects. To prevent the chance of any harmful chemicals leaching into formulas, we use food-grade, BPA-free bottles and conduct tests to confirm formula and packaging compatibility.
3. We keep you safe
Nobody wants their order to break during shipping, much less in the shower. That’s why we opt for plastic for most of our products—so any slight shower slip won’t turn into anything dangerous. We will continue to opt for glass for non-shower products, like our hair oil, whenever possible.
4. How we keep our carbon emissions down
This is a big one. Both plastic and glass are energy-inefficient to produce but glass weighs around 40 times more than plastic, which means higher fuel costs and significantly higher carbon emissions from shipping. Glass packaging must be reused 3 times to lower its footprint to that of single-use plastic. To offset this, Prose is working towards becoming carbon neutral for 2020, and we’re working to reduce our carbon emissions even more this year.
Based on all of these factors, we use BPA-free plastic bottles for most of our products. They are recyclable but we also encourage you to get more out of them by reusing or up-cycling them before recycling. It’s not a perfect solution and we consistently re-evaluate based on advancements in packaging so we look forward to continuing to evolve!
5. The hard truth about recycling
Recycling in the United States can be tricky: for now, we encourage people to check with their local curbside recycling program for details on their area’s recycling practices. Another step you can take right now is opt to reuse your bottle’s pumps, and we’ll ship your next order with recyclable caps instead. Every little bit counts!
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Did Prose have a bottle return program in the past? One of the reasons I wanted to try Prose is because I heard I could return bottles to be reused. Can I send mine back to be refilled once they’re empty?
Hi Brianna! Unfortunately, we don’t currently and haven’t ever offered a refill program. However, our team is currently working on making the switch to more sustainable packaging so make sure to stay tuned to learn more! 🙂
-Keely, SEO & Community Manager
Hi there, I was going to ask the same question as another member already, can I return my bottles to be reused? If not, could you list out some ideas for reuse as I can only think of a few. Thanks!
Hi Jenny! We do not offer the option of product refills at this time but we hope to one day soon. And that’s a great idea! We will pass along your suggestion to our team for future blog posts and social content.
Keely, Prose SEO & Community Manager