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Hyssop Beauty Apothecary 2021

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Hyssop Beauty Apothecary
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Business Description: 
All natural handcrafted skin care
Contact Person: 
Mary Spinelli
Business Location: 
Hyssop Beauty Apothecary
674 Bloomfield Ave
07110 Nutley , NJ
United States
40° 49' 45.5376" N, 74° 9' 34.416" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
Hyssop Beauty Apothecary loves and respects our environment and we are enthusiastically committed to minimizing our environmental impact. For everything we do, we will question how we may accomplish the same goal while at the same time improving our environmental performance. Our vow to the environment encompasses our entirety, including our staff, our customers, and our community. We pledge to: Always remain in compliance with all environmental regulations; Prevent pollution to the best of our ability; Reducing waste in everything that we do; Purchasing from the most sustainable sources possible; Train our staff on our environmental program; Set an example for our community; Vow to always do better by auditing our environmental impact and continuously setting new goals.
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Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
Purchasing at Hyssop Beauty Apothecary will always place an emphasis on sustainability. This includes: Choosing locally made products when available and when local goods are beneficial to the environment. Refraining from purchasing products that cause stress to the environment such as palm oil that is not sustainably sourced. Purchasing reusable, recyclable, and recycled goods whenever possible.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
All or our bottles and jars are glass. We choose glass over plastic packaging to reduce the use of harmful chemicals that adversely affect the environment and human health.
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Every effort is taken to minimize the use of paper. Aside from required shipping labels and packing slips, our orders and our accounting processes are 90% paperless. Hyssop Beauty Apothecary is currently working towards becoming 100% paperless.
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Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
I offer a bottle buyback program for my customers. When they are finished using the product, they can bring the empty bottle back to my retail store, pop up, or a stockist location and receive a small credit towards the purchase of a replacement. I collect the returned bottles, sanitize them, re-label them, and reuse them, keeping them out of the landfill.
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Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
All materials possible are recycled. This includes all of our ingredient packaging, glass, plastic, cardboard, etc.
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Food Waste
Description of Action: 
Although Hyssop Beauty Apothecary is not a food establishment, the ingredients used are food-grade products, such as olive oil, coconut oil, coffee, etc. Stock is purchased in the smallest quantities needed in the efforts to prevent spoilage, and it is rotated first in/ first out to ensure that nothing goes to waste. I am thrilled to report that in 2018, there was zero food waste.
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
An all natural skin care manufacturer, I use no hazardous or toxic substances. All products are created using food-grade ingredients.
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
The retail store that is opening in November 2019 will use all LED lighting. Construction materials used in renovating the space are as sustainable as possible. Renovation placed an emphasis on locating upcycled furnishings. Landscaping of the property included choosing greenery that requires little and no watering.
Shop Local
Description of Action: 
Every effort is made to purchase ingredients and supplies from local providers whenever available.
Community Other
Description of Action: 
Educational events will be provided at the retail store to educate consumers about reducing waste with their beauty products, and minimizing exposure to hazardous substances.
Description of Action: 
Lip balm tubes are packaged in zero-waste cardboard tubes that are fully biodegradable for a zero-waste solution. The retail store will offer bulk-purchase bath soak and body scrubs where customers will be encouraged to bring their own containers to fill. Product labels are purchased from a company that utilizes wind energy.
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Member Since: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019