Written by: Sarah Paiji Yoo, Co Founder + CEO @blueland
At Blueland, we’re on a mission to help eliminate single-use plastic packaging from our everyday products, with a vision to create a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations. Core to our mission and vision is our belief that we have to protect the planet and its people. To us, that means being transparent with our community about how we source our ingredients, how we develop our products and about our commitments outside of our daily operations.
How Does Blueland Make Their Products?
Our products are designed as a reusable, refillable system that can help divert up to 100 billion single-use plastic bottles from landfills and oceans. We’ve designed our products to make it easy to cut down on plastic waste. From shipping tablets that are smaller and lighter than conventional full bottles of cleaner, to making sure our packaging is recyclable or compostable, our products make it easy to get a clean home without single-use plastic. But our packaging isn’t the only thing we focus on. We’ve also taken time and care into choosing and sourcing our ingredients.
How Does Blueland Source Their Ingredients?
When developing our products, we balance efficacy, affordability and planet-friendly ingredients.
You can find ingredients for each of our seven products: our three cleaners, our foaming hand soap, powder dish soap, dishwasher tablets, and laundry tablets here in the section titled “What’s In Your Kit” underneath each cleaner via the “See Ingredients List” link.
We only source ingredients that are gluten-free, vegan and cruelty free. And we only used ingredients contained on the EPA Safer Chemical Ingredients List and none of the ingredients on the EWG Unacceptable List and Prop 65 Banned Ingredients List. You can learn more about our ingredients, and why we chose to use certain ingredients here.
What Certifications Do Blueland Products Have?
In addition to carefully sourcing our products, we’ve received the Platinum Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for our 3 cleaning sprays, hand soap, powder dish soap, dishwasher tablets, and laundry tablets; the USDA BioPreferred certification for our 3 cleaning sprays, powder dish soap, dishwasher tablets, and laundry tablets; EPA Safer Choice certification for our 3 cleaning sprays, our hand soap tablets, and dishwasher tablets; Leaping Bunny (cruelty free) certification for all of our products; and our dishwasher tablets are the first and currently, the only dishwasher detergent that is EWG verified. Learn more about our product and ingredient certifications here.
Is Blueland B Corp Certified?
In addition to our product level certifications, we’re proud to be Climate Neutral Certified and a Certified B Corp! To achieve our Climate Neutral Certification, we went through a process of measuring our emissions, purchasing offsets for those emissions, and reducing our emissions. Certified B Corps are, “businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy” (B Corp). We are proud to have undergone this certification and further cement our commitments to the planet and its people.
How Does Blueland Support The Broader Community?
Finally, we believe that creating a more sustainable future means not only focusing on the planet, but also focusing the people. We have tough conversations around racial and social justice and advocate for an intersectional approach to climate justice. In addition, we’re proud to support organizations outside of our community like DigDeep, ACLU, Lonely Whale, NRDC and more! We can’t wait to continue to support our community and other communities on our path to building a more sustainable future.