Sustainability (suh • stei • nuh • bi • luh • tee): The ability to meet our current manufacturing needs without compromising the planet for future generations. Sustainability is at the heart of Liquid I.V.’s mission. We are determined to Change The World by making the best products, helping people in need, and taking an active role in protecting the planet. Find out how we are leading the wellness industry toward a more sustainable future by reducing waste production and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our value chain.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification
Established as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC certification ensures that wood-based products come from responsibly managed forests that maintain or enhance long-term environmental, social, and economic benefits. Visit fsc.org to learn more.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission
The emission of compound gases that trap heat or longwave radiation in the atmosphere, making the Earth’s surface warmer. Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide can be emitted through the burning of fossil fuels, land clearance, and the production and consumption of things like food, manufactured goods, and transportation (just to name a few).
Fact: Burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation accounts for the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the U.S.
Encompasses both global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.
Fact: Greenhouse gas emissions are the largest driver of global warming.
The total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, or product.
Materials that contain recycled content diverted or recovered from waste. This recycled content can come from either post-industrial or post-consumer sources.
Post-Industrial Recycled (PIR) material is made from waste that has been diverted or recovered during the manufacturing process.
Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) material is made from waste that has been diverted or recovered after it has been used by the consumer.
Fact: Using recycled materials means we consume less energy and contribute to fewer greenhouse gas emissions (compared to using virgin materials). Plus, it helps cut down the amount of packaging pollution.
An economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular economies reuse, share, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, and recycle to create a closed loop system. This minimizes the need for new resources and reduces the creation of waste, pollution, and carbon emissions.
Closed Loop System
An industrial system that is restorative and regenerative by intention or design. Instead of raw materials moving in a straight line from collection and manufacturing to purchase, the materials are constantly moving and being repurposed through a closed circle with no endpoint. The result is a system that leaves no waste behind.
A product that is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a composting environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil.