Carlson Labs Plastic-Neutral Journey
Every year 17.6 billion pounds of plastic are dumped into the worlds oceans each year. That's more plastic than fish in the sea. So much plastic and other trash debris fills the oceans that they have formed five large garbage patches across the world. The largest patch covers an area twice the size of Texas with a staggering estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of trash. Most plastics take 400 years to degrade. During this time it is releasing chemicals into the sea, further adding to the problem.
Carlson Labs is expanding their sustainability efforts in a big way. By partnering with IMPACT Collective, a group of brands committed to making a positive environmental impact by reducing their carbon, plastic, water & energy footprints, Carlson Labs will begin the journey of becoming plastic-neutral.
Being plastic-neutral means that for every amount of plastic created/used, an equivalent amount is removed from the environment to offset the amount they are using.
Carlson Labs President, Carilyn Anderson says, "At Carlson, we're as committed to the environment as we are to the high quality of our products. Since we imported our first omega-3 fish oils from Norway in the early 1980s, we have been dedicated to working with low-impact fisheries using traditional, sustainable methods - and now we are taking steps toward going plastic neutral by removing proportionate amounts of plastic from our waterways."
IMPACT Collective assists their partners by calculating their carbon, plastic, energy, and/or water consumption. Once calculated with their patented technology, IMPACT Collective offers their partners solutions to improve their environmental impact. Their partners can choose to be recognized by allowing the IMPACT seal to appear on the product labels.
Join us in celebrating this win for the environment thanks to IMPACT Collective and Carlson Labs!