We want Portococo to make a lasting impact on your daily health habits, but not on the Earth’s environment and resources! So when it comes to our product and packaging, we’ve sought out the best solutions available to create them sustainably and responsibly. And as time goes on, we’ll continue to explore new choices and innovations that are being developed every day.

 

A REFILL SYSTEM THAT MINIMIZES WASTE 

 To avoid creating a single-use product that would continually add to the world’s waste stream, we designed a reusable dispenser for our sanitizer that can be refilled again and again. Our 200mL Sanitizing Spray Refill is made from 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the most commonly recovered and recycled plastic, and it contains enough sanitizing solution for 13 complete refills of our Refillable Spray Bottle. In turn, the spray bottle dispenses 115 sprays per fill, meaning you get nearly 1500 sprays before you need to buy a new 6.7 FL. OZ / 200mL refill!

 

GOING GREEN WITH GREEN-TEA BOTTLES   

Bottles for our Refillable Kids’ Spray are the product of a massive and successful recycling effort in Taiwan. There, empty bottles of green tea (the country’s most popular drink) are collected and sorted by volunteers with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, one of Taiwan’s largest charitable organizations. All bottles are safely recycled together, resulting in a post-consumer-recycled (PCR) polyethylene terephthalate (PET), in various shades of green! To make our kids’ spray bottle fully recyclable, simply separate the pump and remove its metal spring; all remaining plastic parts can go into your recycling bin.


THOUGHTFULLY CHOSEN PAPER AND INK
 

Our efforts in sustainability extend to the paper packaging used for some of our products. Our paper is 100% recyclable and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), meaning it was made from sustainably sourced timber and produced by companies who follow ethical practices. And our packaging is printed with environmentally friendly inks. These inks replace hydrocarbon-based ingredients with bio-renewable content (BRC) such as natural tree resins and vegetable oils, reducing the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and increasing the use of renewable resources.