Plastic is Poison

Consumer packaging accounts for the greatest share of all plastic waste worldwide. Even when beauty products are plant-based and non-toxic, plastic can leach from packaging into the product itself, which is then absorbed into the body when the product is applied. This is why Submission has developed 100% non-toxic and plastic-free packaging.

Tin Caps

Our glass containers are capped with tin rather than plastic, and we have eliminated the industry-standard polyethylene (PE) plastic liner. Plastic liners can take up to 300 years to break down, contaminating soil and marine wildlife in the meantime. Our caps are designed to have a sustainable life cycle, as tin can be melted down and reused without its properties being compromised—even the “greenest” plastic, on the other hand, can only be recycled 2-3 times before it loses its quality. 

Recycle tin caps alongside aluminum cans and recyclable metals. 

Glass Containers

Glass derived from natural silicon compounds essentially lasts forever, and can be recycled indefinitely without compromising its quality. It is also free of toxins and has low reactivity with chemicals, meaning it is unlikely to become toxic over time.

Recycle glass containers alongside bottles and other household glass products. Colored glass must be recycled with like colors.

Product Labels

Similar to our shipping labels, our product labels are made of 100% recycled and recyclable paper, contain no plastic, and are printed with water-based inks. Remove product labels from the containers and recycle them alongside paper products. Due to the adhesive, we do not recommend composting the labels.

Shipping Materials

Our shipping boxes and tissue wrapping paper are made from 100% recycled and recyclable material. The shipping labels contain no plastic coating, and can be recycled with the box. The tape features a renewable and biodegradable plant-derived adhesive and backing, and can also be recycled with the box.

Recycle boxes alongside cardboard and tissue alongside paper products.

Notecard

A notecard is included with every shipment—these cards are made of Clay Coated Newsback (CCNB), 100% recycled and recyclable paper coated in Kaolin clay. Unlike most paper stock, CCNB is unbleached, and is FSC-certified.

Inner Cap Sealer

Most inner cap sealers are made from plastic products, while ours are made from Clay Coated Newsback (CCNB), 100% recycled and recyclable paper coated in Kaolin clay. Unlike most paper stock, CCNB is unbleached, and is FSC-certified.

Pollution is Poison, Too

Offsetting our Carbon Footprint

Since we have not yet achieved 100% local production, we have partnered with Flexport and the Carbonfund Foundation to offset the carbon footprint of our production abroad. Through this program, our transportation emissions are offset by donating “carbon credits,” fees that are paid to our partners and support third-partyverified sustainability initiatives such as protecting the Amazon from deforestation, wind energy infrastructure, and converting landfill gas to renewable energy in the US. 

CO₂ Button

Our webshop customers are presented with an opt-out “CO₂ button” at checkout. This button adds a small percentage to your total that goes towards causes coordinated by Atmosfair and Fair Climate Fund, and is intended to offset the impact of your purchase on the environment. These causes currently focus on renewable energy and emissions reduction, and are nearly all certified with the stringent CDM Gold Standard. By leaving the CO₂ button checked, you are helping us do our part to ensure that all Submission purchases are carbon neutral.