Forever Living Products company’s Social Responsibility.
We have many outstandingly useful activity, that helps keep green our earth.
Forever Aloe Vera plantations cleanse the earth of 2 million tons of CO2 every year!
In 2006 we launched a formal environmental sustainability program to challenge ourselves to do more. Our documented Environmental Management System was certified to the international ISO 14000 standard and we have maintained that certification every year since! We designated two areas where we could improve:
* Waste Generation
* Waste Recovery
Since we began monitoring our progress we have reduced our waste by 50% and increased our recycling from 26% to 61%. While we are proud of this progress, and we’re not slowing down. We continue to progress and challenge ourselves to do more.
Forever Living Carbon Footprint
Forever Living Products’ net carbon footprint is one of a net positive effect on the environment. When it comes to the efficiency of converting CO2 into oxygen, 20 aloe plants are equal to one tree.
With over 40 million aloe vera plants in our plantations, our aloe vera plantations actually cleanse the earth of 2 million tons of CO2 every year!
FACTS CONCERNING THE PLASTIC BOTTLE MATERIAL USED FOR
FOREVER ALOE VERA DRINKS-USER and ECO-FRIENDLY
All bottles produced for Aloe Vera Gel and the other Aloe drinks sold by Forever Living Products are manufactured from material presently listed for use in food packaging applications as described in th US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation 21 CFR 177.1520 (C ) 3.2A. All materials used inn the manufacture of these bottles are approved for food contact These bottles are in compliance with FDA requirements, along with the applicable European Union Directive and UK Statutory Instrument.
Virtually all materials used in food packaging are approved by the FDA for direct food contact. In the case of materials used for our Aloe Vera drink bottles, there are no harmful components or compunds that can leach into the actual product.
The number on the bottom of the plastic bottle indicates the type of plastic for recycling purposes ONLY – it does not necessarily indicate type of material used. The industry guidelines established for coding plastic bottles are as follows: “1″ is PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate); “2″ is HDPE (High Density Polyethylene); “5″ is PP (Polypropylene). The number “7″ is for plastic materials other than those indicated by symbols 1 through 6, or for combinations of different materials. Bottles with the “7″ symbol can be made from any of hundreds of different types of materials. In the case of our Alore Vera drink bottles, they are compatible in recycling streams with the symbol “5″ (PP).
Forever Living Product Aloe Vera drinks are bottled in plastic bottles with the “7″ symbol because they contain multiple layers of Polypropylene with an oxygen barrier layer in the middle. We use this multi-layer bottle to ensure our Aloe Vera has the oxygen barrier layer needed in order to provide maximum product integrity and shelf life. Additionally, the added antioxidant (oxygen) layer does NOT contain bisphenol A (BPA), but rather a type of ninyl material. The only material in our bottles that comes in contact with the Aloe drinks is FDA-approved food-grade Polyproplylene – not Polycarbonate, which contains BPA. Both Forever Pomesteen Power and Forever Natural Spring Water are bottled in “1″ PET bottles, what is common for soft drink and water bottles that do not need protection from oxidation.
Often, public misinformation can lead to urban legends – particularly in the food and manufacturing industries – whether intentionally or not. Please be assured that there is NO polycarbonate or any other dangerous substance in any of our plastic bottles.