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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.

Matcha
We use Matcha sourced from 15 family farms located between Kagoshima and Uji, Japan. These family farms all follow land stewardship practices in the areas of basic farm management, resource management, and cultivation process management based on the Japan Good Agricultural Practices (JGAP).
ROUTE OPTIMIZATION
We ship via Full Truckload (FTL) Transportation for the majority of our loads. This means that a truck carrying Liquid I.V. product will travel directly to its destination, using the most efficient route and stopping only at terminals. The result: less mileage and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
LOAD OPTIMIZATION
For every FTL shipment, we make it a priority to utilize the vehicle's full capacity. By double stacking all Liquid I.V. product, we are able to transport more pallets per truckload. This shift has decreased our FTL shipments by approximately 54-60%, further reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
SHIFT TO INTERMODAL TRANSPORATION
Intermodal shipping using rail transport can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of up to 75% (compared to traditional trucking). We utilize intermodal shipping as much as possible for non-urgent shipments.
SELECTION OF SUSTAINABLE CARRIERS
We recently began working with two new SmartWay-Certified Service Providers. Established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the SmartWay program certifies carriers who perform to a higher environmental standard.
Waste Reduction
We are committed to making ‘trash’ a thing of the past. We believe in second chances for all—especially our packaging. We are constantly working to reduce waste along our value chain through sustainable manufacturing practices and improvement on all final packaging.
In 2019 and 2020, we focused on:
Shift to Easy-Tear Sticks
In May 2020, we transitioned 83% of our serving stick packaging to Easy-Tear Stick Packs. Compared to our previous packaging, Easy-Tear material accounts for: - 21% reduction in energy consumption - 17% reduction of carbon footprint - 9% reduction in water consumption
FSC-CERTIFIED CARTONS
Cartons are the cardboard boxes used to house our individual serving sticks. 100% of our cartons are made from FSC-certified materials.
INNER REMOVAL
Inners are the small cardboard dividers inside of the shippers. As part of our work to build a more sustainable supply chain, we identified inners as a source of unnecessary waste, and began the process of removing inners from our supply chain.
BLEACH REMOVAL AND POST-CONSUMER-RECYCLED (PCR) CONTENTS OF THE SHIPPERS
Shippers are the large exterior cardboard boxes that are piled onto pallets during transportation. In December of 2019, we transitioned to alternative shippers made with PCR content, and are now working to achieve 100% PCR shippers. Our next step will be removing bleach from all Liquid I.V. shippers in 2021.

Glossary

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. 

Climate Change

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.

Carbon Footprint

The total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, or product. 

Post-Recycled Materials 

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. 

Circular Economy

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. 

Compostable

A product that is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a composting environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil. 

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