The Lab Co. recognises the importance of reducing its impact on the environment and has implemented initiatives in support of environmental improvement and sustainable development.
SURFER'S AGAINST SEWAGE:
TLC supports Surfers Against Sewage by donating each year to help them combat ocean waste.
Creating plastic-free communities is Surfers Against Sewage’s main priority, fighting the plastic pollution that blights our beaches and strangles our seashores.
By tackling society’s throwaway culture when it comes to single-use plastics, they adopt a two-pronged approach to solving the problem: aiming to change consumer behaviour and industry standards.
Solutions such as a Deposit Return System (DRS) would stop millions of pieces of plastic from entering the oceans eco-system in the first place. Actively cleaning up pollution from our beaches, they are a movement of do-ers not just talkers. Out of all charities in the UK, SAS have organised more beach cleans than any other, with these events galvanising communities into action – protecting and preserving their local beaches for everyone to enjoy.
THE LAB CO. + THE ENVIRONMENT:
At The Lab Co. we know just how much waste and harm traditional laundry detergents can be to your clothes, skin, and the environment. That’s why it’s imperative to us to have biodegradable, non-chemically toxic, and environmentally friendly formulas, and packaging.
Did you know that most traditional plastic laundry detergent jugs aren’t recyclable because of the number of different plastics used to create a thick jug?
Our commitment to a safer and cleaner future:
We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment and making a cleaner future for generations after us. With a focus on reducing garment waste, using clean ingredients, and making conscious manufacturing choices, we are certain that we can make our dream a reality.
Clean ingredients and scientifically developed formulas.
The reason why most traditional laundry detergent brands are so cheap is down to their uses of petroleum derived ingredients, which are naturally cheaper than plant-based ingredients.
At The Lab Co., we are proud to say that our formula is completely free of harmful chemicals, phosphates, and parabens (which ruin your clothes and harm the environment). We alternatively use essential oils and combine advanced enzymes with bio-based ingredients for enzyme-driven cleaning technology that is kinder to the skin and the planet.
Sustainable and recyclable packaging.
Our detergent strips are made from 100% recyclable paper – making them one of the first detergents to be completely environmentally friendly. However, we understand that our signature bottles are made from plastic, but they too are 100% recyclable plastic PET bottles. We are currently in the process of eliminating them altogether in order to continue our journey of sustainability.
Reducing carbon footprint.
By creating non-toxic formulas and instead focussing on being highly concentrated, we not only largely reduce our packaging sizes in weight and volume, but we are successful in reducing garment waste. How? Because we stress how important it is to only use a little bit of product and refrain from over washing garments so that we can tackle fast fashion and make your items live for longer!
Vegan and not tested on animals.
All products at The Lab Co. are vegan and contain no animal derived ingredients. The Lab Co. does NOT test its products on animals.