― Glass Containers ―
Our products come in glass or aluminium containers, which reduces waste by allowing you to reuse or recycle your empties. It also keeps harmful chemicals from leeching into our chemical-free products.
― Plastic-Free Supply Chain ―
We consciously handcraft our products with environmentally friendly ways in mind to produce them individually.
Glass jars and bottles arrive in a cardboard grid manner. Ingredients are sourced in bulk to reduce carbon waste. This meaning bigger quantity of a certain ingredient that arrives in a big 5L or 10L plastic bottle that we will and can be reused.
― Reuse, Recycle, Return Programme ―
The Mineraw™ has a "Drop off your empties" basket at our main store at The Curve with the terms & conditions below:
• Original sticker from The Mineraw™ must be in tact
• We do not take back our 30ml glass bottles (Glow Serum, Eye Serum, Beard Oil) for hygiene purposes
• Must be emptied and cleaned. We STRICTLY do not accept dirty empty jars.
• RM2 off per returned clean glass bottle/jar
The returned bottles/jars will be sanitised to be reused. That way, you know your empties aren't ending up in landfills or in our ocean.
― How We Pack ―
We try to ship completely plastic free. The Mineraw™ does not claim to be a zero-waste brand. We do what we can to help and promote eco-conscious alternative when it comes to shipping. We aim to achieve a 100% recyclable and 100% compostable packing system in the near future. The Mineraw™ is always improving and experimenting how we pack!
Our shipping boxes are made out of unbleached and recycled kraft cardboard paper. Printing and purchasing of these boxes are done in high volume to help reduce production waste. Most times we also try to reuse the boxes that we receive our inventory in.
Fragile Wrapping & Void Fills
Since our products are loose (not in its own individual box), we wrap each one in old newspaper and also use the newspapers to fill out the space in the box. We're not perfect. Sometimes we accidentally receive bubble wrap packaging from our suppliers. We reuse them in our packaging to you with a note that it has been reused and we recommend everyone to recycle or reuse them again as well. *** We aim to start using Geami WrapPak Ex to wrap individual bottles and jars, also using 100% recycled kraft paper to fill the voids in the boxes. ***
Our packing labels are printed onto A6 label stickers that uses an electrical direct thermal printing machine. This method of printing does not require ink or toner therefore reducing the cost and waste from buying individual ink and toners cartridge that are made and packaged in plastic.
Tape to Seal boxes
We currently use Loytape Cellulose Tape Biodegradable. 100% Cellulose Film. Manufactured from transparent cellulose film, which is a wood based product of a regenerated pulp. It is biodegradable at high heat. *** We aim to switch to paper tape (non-reinforced paper gummed tape that is activated with water) once we have used up all the current tape we have. It is 100% recyclable, compostable, and plastic free. ***
― Paper Bags ―
Using unbleached kraft paper, we hand out paper bags when you purchase (and if you need one) at one of our two outlets ~ located at The Curve and 163 Retail Park ~ or at any of our monthly pop-up booth events. 100% Biodegradable and Recyclable. Printing and purchasing of these paper bags are done in high volume to help reduce production waste.
― Reusable Cotton Tote Bags ―
The Mineraw™ gifts a complimentary reusable cotton tote bag to every customer orders above RM300 online and in our two outlets. Store your Mineraw products, show it off at school or use it as a shopping bag. One step closer to reducing your plastic waste.
― Eco-Skincare Tools ―
Besides skincare and beauty products, we also try to provide our customers with a range of eco-conscious tools to use in their daily life. Swaps like:
• Bamboo Toothbrushes instead of a Plastic Toothbrush
• Reusable Cotton Rounds instead of the disposable bleached cotton rounds available at your local drugstore
• Loofah Luffa made from a plant instead of the plastic mesh option
• Wood Spoon to mix your face masks or to carry in your bag on-the-go
Easy swaps to reduce your plastic waste. The Mineraw™ will be expanding this range soon, offering more options for your skincare needs. We'd love to hear what you'd like to see on The Mineraw™, drop us a message here
Change starts with YOU
Once we ship to our customers we cannot control what they do with the packaging materials, but we do encourage all of our customers to reuse, compost, or recycle all packing materials.