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Join XYMOGEN in our quest to reduce plastics in the ocean

CleanSeas was launched in February 2017 and is a global initiative from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the goal of decreasing marine litter specifically. It encourages governments, corporations, and communities to limit the production and consumption of non-recoverable and single-use plastic, such as bottles, bags, and straws. Using #CleanSeas as its platform, this program allows citizens, companies, non-profits, and in fact whole countries to take the pledge to reduce their use of plastics, be engaged, and stay active in tackling this environmental problem.

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Did you know?

Did you know there are 46,000 pieces of plastic in each square mile of the ocean, harming over 600 marine species? Or that plastics are leaching toxic substances into the ocean and even our food?
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More to think about!

In the first decade of this century, humans made more plastic than all the plastic in history up to the year 2000. Every year, billions of pounds of plastic end up in the world’s oceans.

Working together around the world

XYMOGEN is among the first corporations to pledge its support to CleanSeas, and it is the only nutraceutical company to do so thus far. We are honored to be a part of a very exclusive group of companies to back the UN in bearing a standard to support marine life, our food supply, and the planet. Musto, an outdoor and performance apparel company whose clothing the British royal family often wear, Dell computers, and Volvo are some of the notable businesses that have joined the initiative. International governments attached to this massive environment effort include Canada, Kenya, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The only US government/territory support to date is from the government of America Samoa.

2 Innovative ways Xymogen® is using less plastic:

The Medprax Program

For the past three years, XYMOGEN has been significantly limiting its use of plastics through its MedPax program. MedPax combines all of a patient’s practitioner-recommended tablet, softgel, and capsule formulas into thinfilm packs rather than rigid plastic bottles.

These packs are convenient and customizable, and they are shipped in paper cartons. This program alone can reduce XYMOGEN’s plastic use by approximately 40% annually, depending on patient participation.

Swopping out Plastic for Paper based packaging

Another way that XYMOGEN is committed to curtailing its use of plastic is by converting the packaging of many of its powder formulas, such as the Fit Food and OptiCleanse family of formulas. Instead of shipping these formulas in large plastic containers, they will be shipped in paper cartons.

This conversion will mean using 98% less plastic packaging for these formulas. Once many of XYMOGEN’s powder formula packaging is converted, the company will be able to eliminate using approximately 375,000+ plastic bottles in its packaging.

How You Can Join the CleanSeas Movement

XYMOGEN also encourages practitioners and their patients to limit their use of plastics by offering suggestions gleaned from the CleanSeas initiative.

No longer using single-use plastic straws is one easy step anyone can take right now to protect the planet. Take the pledge to stop using straws by tweeting your commitment and tagging it #StopSucking. To make your own pledge and find out more about the CleanSeas initiative, visit CleanSeas.org.

Here are other ways you can join XYMOGEN and be a protector of the planet:

  • Purchase re-usable or paper straws and carry them with you
  • Choose products with no or less plastic packaging
  • Use wax paper, cloth, or re-usable silicon bags for food and snack storage
  • Use biodegradable bags for cleaning up after your pet
  • Invest in glass or stainless steel containers with lids for leftovers
  • Use cloth diapers or biodegradable ones (there are a few out there)

With this project, we will save the following resources:

869 LBS of wood, which is equivalent to 3 trees that supply enough oxygen for 2 people annually.
1,346 Gallons of water, which is enough water for 78 eight-minute showers.
0 BTUs of energy, which is enough energy to power the average household for < 1 days.
90 LBS of solid waste, which would fill 20 garbage cans.
248 LBS of emissions, which is the amount of carbon consumed by 3 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
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