Earth Day Embracing Circularity - Upcycling Composting and Recycling in the Beauty Industry



Earth Day is every day at NATIVE EXTRACTS – today is a critical day to reflect on what each of us as individuals and businesses can do and are doing to protect our planet.  

While today is about amplifying the importance of this topic, it is what we can do everyday that will count, and coming together to share ideas that are working in our businesses, support companies that are solving some of the pieces in the puzzle, we recognise that there is no one hard and fast immediate solution but by making it a priority to be a responsible business, and sharing practices that others can learn from or employ is part of the steps we can take together. 

Intrinsic in the vision of our owner, Lisa Carroll, from our inception over a decade ago, she has always directed the company to continual improvement in our mission to be an eco-conscious and responsible business, pioneering green science solutions, waste and energy minimisation, repurposing waste, powered by solar, concentrations to reduce shipping, supporting growth and inclusion of our primary industry through building new markets to grow to, doing our part in addressing the global water insecurity by collecting and using rain-harvested water for all extractions and greater knowledge of a botanical's hydrophilic entourage and entering a new era with new biomarkers.  

As an industry we need to ask the bigger companies that will make the bigger impact in bringing about positive change. 

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Why Eco-Responsible Brands Choose NATIVE EXTRACTS

We work closely with Brands and their Contract Manufacturers that share our mission in choosing responsible True to Nature ingredients, that go beyond new science and are on the path of continual improvement for solutions that have positive impact on people and our planet.


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Embracing eco-responsibility: How NATIVE EXTRACTS leads the way in beauty ingredients

While the global “cosmetics industry is Greening Up” (Sahota. A, Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up). 

NATIVE EXTRACTS is pioneering eco responsibility in the beauty industry through innovative and eco-conscious manufacturing techniques. Our commitment to reducing environmental impact is evident in every facet of our production process, as we implement circular economy principles effectively and efficiently. 

Our Eco-Responsible Manufacturing Innovations Advanced Cellular Extraction™ Protocols

Our innovation in Cellular Extraction™ protocols utilises significantly less plant matter to produce high-quality extracts. This approach helps has its place in preventing over-harvesting of a species as it is important that to ensure our natural environment is conserved for future generations.

Our extraction process not only optimises the water soluble value of the botanical we can also upcycle & repurpose the exhausted plant bio-mass waste into other ingredients for market.

Utilisation of Rain-Harvested Water 

We prioritise the use of filtered, deionised, and purified rain-harvested water in our manufacturing processes, significantly reducing our reliance on the public water supply by approximately 1,000 litres per day. This practice demonstrates our commitment to sustainable water use, a critical aspect of eco-responsible manufacturing. 

Waste Reduction and Composting 

Our facilities operate with a focus on minimizing waste akin to a household standard. We recycle and compost extensively; extract by-products are either biodegradable and composted or sorted meticulously for collection. This approach ensures we continue to minimise out environmental footprint

Energy and Biomass Efficiency 

Our extraction methods are designed to be both energy and biomass-efficient. By using advanced techniques that involve extreme pressure and static cycles, we reduce the overall energy required for production. Additionally, our facility is equipped with solar panels that cut our energy use by over 50%, reflecting our ongoing dedication to eco-conscious manufacturing.  

Scalable and Flexible Manufacturing 

Our scalable manufacturing capabilities allow us to produce extracts rapidly without the need for large volumes of raw material, which were necessary in traditional processes like maceration and percolation. This flexibility ensures that we can respond quickly to market demands while minimizing potential wastage and maintaining the integrity of natural molecules. 

Leading by Example in Eco-Responsibility 

At NATIVE EXTRACTS, we are committed to offering high quality, eco-responsible ingredient considerations the beauty industry.

Our business growth promotes ecological diversity by creating demand for more plants to be planted, and also demonstrates leadership in green science.

For more information on how we are pioneering these efforts, visit our Supply and Sustainability page.  

NATIVE EXTRACTS CMO Lyndall Murray (Dip. Circular Economics, Cambridge University "invites brands and manufacturers to join us as we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of responsible ingredient selection, proving that responsible manufacturing and environmental consideration can go hand-in-hand in the beauty industry and beyond.

Let's make eco-responsibility a standard, not an option." Murray continued. 




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