By distiguishing these three categories we allow a variety of product components to qualify for the certifcation mark. Items that reduce the use of plastic are equally qualified to apply for the seal as those which are already completely free of plastics.
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The right certficate for all kinds of items
The classic: 99,5% plastic-free
This flustix seal certifies the complete product: packaging as well as content, which are free of plastic by a minimum of 99,5% according to our Flustix-standard. A tolerance of 0,5% has to be provided due to inevitable contamination through plastic residue in the environment, storage or during transportation of the product.
The Flustix mark can be considered a milestone in consumer protection and sustainability certification: for the first time in history, producers are tested by an independant institution and assure not to market any form of synthetics towards customers.
This Flustix-mark certifies products, namely cosmetics and sanitary articles that pass on the use of microbeads or microplastics. Generic microplastics are defined as plastic particles which are smaller than five millimeter and are added to products intentionally in order to increase viscocity or friction (particularily to create a so-called peeling-effect.)
While the American “Microbead Free Waters Act” prohibited the production and vending of generic microplastics in the USA since July 2017, Germany merely appealed discernment and personal responsibility to the German cosmetics industrie (“Nationalen Kosmetikdialog”). As a first-mover and pioneer in the industry, brands can hence move away from microbeads before policies obigate them to and get certified by Flustix.
Consumer goods which are naturally free of plastics or synthetics or are prohibited to contain such by law, such as food and beverages can only apply with the term “plastic-free” or “free of plastics” for their sales packaging or trays. Cosmetics and sanitary products are not included within this category and can qualify for content-specific certificatons.
Is your brand a first-mover in terms of sustainability? Do you already pass on plastic packaging and utilize alternative materials such as glass, wood or paper? Then you qualify for this seal.
This certificate applies for products which are plastic-free inside, but have to be packed in plastic due to sanitary reasons, such as medical appliances or similar. An example for plastic free contents if when plastic coatings in long-lasting items such as children’s toys, electronics or household goods are avoided. This is a great way of effectively reducing the synthetics in products and the number of manufacturers who pass on such coatings is consistingly growing.
If your brand manufactures products with such plastic reduction or similar, you product can be tested and apply for the seal.