Environmentally Friendly Packaging
When it comes to packaging our extensive line of products across all of our brands, there are a lot of elements that come into play. From ease of use for the customer and storage concerns to recyclability and shipping issues, our packaging experts have a lot on their plates. Whenever possible, NOW chooses to use recyclable packaging materials.
In 2019, NOW received an award for our commitment to using recycled corrugate: 22,704 trees saved, more than 6 million gallons of water saved, and 4,730 yards of waste diverted from landfills.
Despite our best efforts and intentions, recyclable materials are not always available for certain products. When this happens NOW partners with Terracycle®, a U.S.-based recycling company that takes non-recyclable and hard-to-recycle pre-consumer and post-consumer waste and converts it into finished goods. Currently Terracycle accepts toothpaste tubes, food and supplement pouches, packets (like Effer-C), and some personal care product packaging from NOW. Learn more about NOW’s partnership with TerraCycle.