As a manufacturer of products for babies and mothers, we are particularly sensitive to all issues that affect our products.
As a producer of organic foods and natural cosmetics, we place a premium on environmental protection and preservation.
We're looking for better alternatives, and there are a few things to consider:
Even if the offers on the market change, there is still no packaging solution that is optimal with regard to all of the criteria mentioned. We carefully consider the compatibility of the materials, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of a packaging solution in terms of quality and safety.
No synthetic preservatives are used in our babycare and mamacare products, which are all certified natural cosmetics.
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Our baby food is tested in several laboratories on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the highest quality standards.
Every batch that leaves our facility has already undergone more than 600 tests! As a result, we can ensure that your baby is fed only the best foods.
Therefore, our biggest concern is that the packaging can safeguard infant food and care products hygienically and effectively.
Particularly in the case of new, alternative packaging concepts, approval for the raw materials used for the packaging must be available. The highest priority is always to ensure that the packaging (for contact with food) is harmless.
This is especially true for babies, because the little ones and their tummies are very sensitive and can react very quickly to germs or strange ingredients. Therefore, there are very strict rules when it comes to this. We have the legal and moral responsibility to use only food-safe packaging for our products.
In the case of milk foods and porridges, the plastic bags provide permanent, reliable and hygienic protection against external influences.
Therefore, we have also decided to divide the food into two smaller packaging units per folding box, so that you have unopened and sealed products at home for the sensitive tummy of your baby as long as possible and the long storage of open baby food can be avoided.
Our share of waste paper in relation to the total cardboard is approx. 80%. We only use so-called "low-migration paints", which means that they are free of e.g. mineral oil components. Our folding boxes are 100% recyclable.
If our mamacare and babycare products are in your bathroom, then it is possibly within your child's grasp.
As a result, we avoid using glass containers for safety reasons, as glass is easily broken.
Plastic packaging is currently the safest option but we're looking at ways to reduce the amount of packaging we use while also increasing the amount of recycled plastics we use.
Replacing conventional plastics with more sustainable materials, such as bioplastics, is just as important to us as the developments in the areas of recyclate and plastic recycling.
We use a variety of plastic packaging and recycled paper folding boxes.
In general, we only use packaging when there is no other option that matches our quality standards.
As a member of the Association of Organic Food Manufacturers (AöL, www.aoel.org), we are very interested in the developments. In the area of compostable or biodegradable plastic solutions in particular, we carefully examine the options with our suppliers and discuss alternative packaging solutions.
The high quality, safety and hygiene requirements for our packaging must also be met by bioplastics. They must not have any effect on our products. Long-term storage tests are a basic requirement for this and they must be GMO-free * and recyclable. In addition, the basic products for the production of bioplastics must not result in deforestation and environmental damage.
* no genetically modified organisms (GMO)
We are currently revising our packaging concept for natural cosmetics and, in this context, examining the need for folding boxes. The folding box is required for the legally required declaration information, especially for the small tubes.
Because glass can break, it is not suitable for baby products. Our baby food and cosmetics also do not arrive in stores on their own.
Transport is, of course, a factor in our considerations. Glass, on the other hand, is considerably heavier.