IÂ had quite a rude shock a few weeks into using the cosmetics from Zuii Organic.Â Â No, there wasn’t any problem with their products but I started noticing that the words on the packaging were fading!Â Â I had initially thought they used poor quality ink and it was only much later that I realized that they are most likelyÂ using water soluble ink sinceÂ the company is intoÂ organic productsÂ and are likely using environmentally friendly packaging.Â
Non-VOC packaging that areÂ eco friendly
Since then, I’ve gotten used to seeing faded ink on the packaging of natural or organic skin care products I use.Â It’s not a pretty sight of course but IÂ like the idea that these companiesÂ care for theÂ environment enough andÂ are making an active attempt to use inks that do notÂ release volatile organic compounds (VOCâ€™s) into the air.Â In the ink used inÂ usual packaging of most commercial products,Â Â I understand thatÂ they are most likelyÂ petroleum based, whichÂ releases VOCâ€™s thatÂ travel into the atmosphere andÂ contribute to global warming.Â Â Companies that are eco friendly on the other hand, typically choose water soluble inks orÂ vegetable inks on their packaging.
Cost of being eco friendly
ButÂ I did wonderÂ how muchÂ the typical consumer cares about such details.Â Personally, I’ve always seen skin care products in terms of its efficacy and while I am concern about the packaging, but I’ve never thought in terms of how earth friendly they are.Â I guess I just take our environment for granted and have no idea that such little details can help save our earth.Â Plus, I am under the impression that such eco friendly inks and packaging materials maybe more costly.Â If so, are these cost being transferred to the consumer?
Do you care?
What about you?Â Do you care about your product packaging – in terms of howÂ eco friendly they are?Â Â Or do you just think in terms of storage, convenienceÂ and hygiene when it comes to product packaging?Â And doÂ would you mind ifÂ the ink on your product packagingÂ fades off?