Moving to 100% PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) Bottles
In taking more positive steps on our journey to reduce our environmental impact, NOW Health Group is excited to start transitioning our supplement bottles to 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin in 2023. PCR allows us to re-use recycled packaging materials and lighten our footprint on the earth.
55,000 Trees to Celebrate 55th Anniversary
As NOW reaches the milestone anniversary of 55 in 2023, we are partnering with onetreeplanted.org to plant 55,000 trees. Just another positive step in our sustainability journey!
Committed to Sustainable Sourcing
First and foremost, sustainability begins at NOW with the responsible sourcing of our ingredients. For example:
- We researched our palm oil suppliers and verified that they use only palm oil derived from cultivations that are over 20 years old.
- Our Cocoa Lovers™ product line is USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, and sustainably sourced from fair trade certified suppliers.
- Our krill oil is sourced from well-managed fisheries, does not have a significantly negative impact on the ocean’s ecosystem, and is Friend of the Sea certified.
- Our xylitol is produced from non-GMO corn cobs which would otherwise go to waste. We believe corn-sourced xylitol is more sustainable than other sources such as birch trees which involves stripping the bark and eventually killing the tree.
With more than 150 USDA Certified Organic and more than 300 Non-GMO Project Verified products and counting, NOW takes pride in offering the highest quality, inspired-by-nature products available. In addition, NOW Solutions recently earned PETA’s Cruelty-Free certification for all of our beauty and personal care items, further showcasing our commitment to taking care of the planet and the animals that live on it.
Overall, NOW actively seeks out the highest quality ingredients at the most affordable prices for our customers — all while making sure there is a minimal impact on the environment.
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.
The new PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) Supplement bottles, for any existing white-bottle supplements, will be released throughout 2023. First, we are starting with our most extensive product list of supplements and then will move on to NOW® Solutions Beauty and NOW® Sports lines. 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.
Our Green Facilities
From energy efficient lighting and solar panels to water conservation and electric car charging stations, all of our facilities work to maximize their green efforts.
Eco-Partnerships in our Communities
The Conservation Foundation: NOW partners with The Conservation Foundation to help promote healthy gardens and water conservation through awareness and various programs including sales of rain barrels, composters, rainwater diverters, flower boxes, plant hangers, and more.
Recognition for Environmental Efforts
From time to time, our team is honored to be awarded with recognition for our green efforts around our facilities or for environmentally friendly business practices.