Are bioplastics used for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products?
From our point of view, bioplastics based on renewable raw materials do not live up to their name by far and are often no more sustainable than plastics made from mineral oils. Often criticised is their farming, which is linked to the use of pesticides and fertilisers, as well as the use of genetically modified plants and competition over fields or areas of woodland. For us they come into consideration when they are demonstrably better for the environment than conventional plastics.
At present we do not use biodegradable bioplastics either. If they are not properly disposed of they can contribute to the problems caused by microplastics. However, we can see an alternative material in sustainable, environmentally-friendly biopolymers. For this reason, we are keeping an eye on developments and we participate as an industrial partner in this area in different research projects.