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Earth Friendly Packaging – For a Better Tomorrow

Empathy Herbal: A Green Path to Better Health and a Healthier Planet

In an era marked by unprecedented global challenges, the Earth faces pressing environmental issues that demand urgent attention and collective action.

Why Choose Earth Friendly Packaging?

  1. Climate Change: Human-induced climate change, primarily driven by the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) from activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation, was considered one of the most critical environmental challenges. It leads to rising global temperatures, extreme weather events, sea-level rise, and disruptions to ecosystems.
  2. Biodiversity Loss: The loss of biodiversity due to habitat destruction, deforestation, overfishing, pollution, and invasive species was another significant concern. This loss of species and ecosystems affects ecosystem services, disrupts food chains, and diminishes the overall health and resilience of the planet’s ecosystems.
  3. Pollution: Pollution in various forms, including air pollution, water pollution, and soil contamination, remains a pervasive environmental problem. It poses risks to human health, ecosystems, and wildlife. Common sources of pollution include industrial emissions, agricultural runoff, and the proliferation of plastic waste.

The choices we make today, both as individuals, businesses and as a society, have a big impact on the Earth’s health and the well-being of future generations. We all share this beautiful planet, so it’s our job to use & support sustainable products & practices where possible.

Earth Friendly Packaging - for a Green Future - Empathy

Earth Friendly Packaging for a Green Planet Earth

Empathy Herbal is committed to a healthier you and a greener planet. We understand the power of small actions in making a big difference. Join us in living sustainably by reducing, reusing & recycling. Empathy is more than the name of our herbal business – it’s a powerful emotion that drives us to take care of your health and the health of our planet.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to our sustainable packaging and guide you on how to reuse, recycle or compost them.

The Evolution of our Earth Friendly Packaging

When Empathy® started there was less earth friendly packaging options than there are today. As our business has evolved from being a simple online shop for delicious herbs & spice to become a wellness hub for health & well-being. Our packaging has changed as well.  Every year, we’ve upgraded our earth friendly packaging, being more focused on sustainability for a better tomorrow.

Glass Jars: An Earth Friendly Packaging Choice

Used products: Black Garlic cloves, Black Garlic puree, Black Garlic oil, Moringa oil.

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Glass Jars – Earth Friendly Packaging

At the end of 2022, we upgraded from recycled plastic to glass jars for our black garlic range. Premium glass jars reflect the quality of the products contained inside and our dedication to the environment. They’re perfect for preserving the potent health benefits, fragrance and flavour of Bg®. In addition to being an excellent earth friendly packing choice, giving our clients the options to re-purpose, reuse or recycle.

Reusing our earth friendly packaging

  • 400g black garlic peeled cloves jar: Great for storing and freezing cooked meals like soup, and they’re the perfect portion size for one person.
  • 350g black garlic puree jar: Ideal for storing leftover sauces to be re-heated with freshly cooked pasta or rice. Also, it’s a safer option than using plastic containers.
  • 200g black garlic peeled cloves & puree jars: Fantastic for black garlic dips and guacamole, keeping the smashed avo sealed so it stays fresh and green for longer.

Tips for Re-purposing or Recycle Glass Jars and Bottles

  1. Re-proposing : Our jars and bottles can be reused in many ways, from storing herbs & spices to making a DIY gift. This article gives you 16 Practical Ways to Reuse Glass Jars, feel free to check it out.

Empathy Herbal: Earth Friendly Packaging

  1. Recycle: Simply rinse the jar and place it into the yellow recycling bin seperate from the lid.

Stand-Up Pouches: Transitioning to 100% Compostable

At Empathy Herbal, we prioritize the convenience of our customers, which led us to introduce our stand-up pouches. These pouches are recyclable through the REDcycle program. However, when we encountered challenges due to the limitations of Redcycle locations, we knew we needed a quicker & easier solution that wouldn’t burden our valued customers with additional costs.

Compostable Pouches – Earth Friendly Packaging

Today, we’re thrilled to announce another step in our journey toward a more sustainable future. We are actively transitioning to earth friendly packaging by using 100% compostable stand-up pouches. This exciting shift means that once you’ve enjoyed our products, you can simply place the pouches in your home compost, where they’ll decompose naturally, reducing waste and enriching your garden’s soil. It’s our way of ensuring that sustainable choices are not only easy but also rewarding for you and our planet.

Top Tip: If you’re new to home composting, this article may be helpful for you to get started: A beginner’s guide to composting

Eco-Friendly Mailing Materials

When you place an order on our website, you can shop with confidence, knowing that our commitment to sustainability extends to every aspect of your experience. Our mailing materials are carefully chosen to minimise their impact on the environment.

We opt for eco-conscious options, such as home compostable mailing bags and sturdy cardboard boxes, to ensure your order reaches you in an environmentally friendly way. To protect your items during transit, we choose ecologically conscious options like Degradable Bubble Wrap, Kraft Paper, and Honeycomb Paper. These materials are eco-friendly and recyclable, ensuring your order arrives safely with minimal environmental impact.

Empathy Herbal Black Garlic Jars – Earth Friendly Packaging

Empowerment through Sustainable Choices

At Empathy Herbal, we believe that every small choice adds up to a big impact. By choosing our products with eco-friendly packaging and recycling responsibly, you’re not only improving your well-being but also contributing to a healthier planet. Sustainability is a collective effort, and your actions matter.


Earth Friendly Packaging – For a Better Tomorrow

As our journey towards sustainability continues, we’re grateful for your support. Together, we can make a difference – one glass jar, stand-up pouch or mindful choice at a time. Thank you for being part of our mission to create a better world, not just for ourselves but for generations to come.

Explore our range of healthy products and choose sustainability with Empathy Herbal. Please share your sustainability stories and experiences with us on social media. Let’s inspire each other to make greener choices for a brighter future.

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