Certifications

The meaning of our symbols

If You Care analyzes the entire life cycle chain in developing products, from raw materials sourcing, to production process, to packaging, to disposal.  Every step is considered in assessing environmental and social impacts.  If You Care is committed to ethical sourcing.

If You Care bases its environmental claims on the best available science, and in accord with national and international standards and regulations.

If You Care backs its environmental claims with third party verification and certification by the leading national and international certifying bodies.   

USDA

If You Care products are certified biobased according to USDA standards. They come from renewable resources and provide an alternative to petroleum-based products.

OK Compost

Denotes certification by Vinçotte to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the European standard EN 13432.

OK Compost Home

Denotes certification by Vinçotte as compostable in backyard or home composting facilities. This is one of the world’s only home composting certifications and it is based on the European standard EN 13432.

Seedling

Denotes certification to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the European standard EN 13432.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

At If You Care, we use only unbleached paper that came from forests which were certified to be responsibly managed in compliance with the rigorous environmental and social standards of the Forest Stewardship Council.

Recycled Paperboard

If You Care packaging is made from 100% recycled paperboard.

SCS Certified Recycled Content

This certification validates If You Care’s claim of recycled post consumer content and accurately provides the percentage of recycled content material in our products.

EU Ecolabel

A number of If You Care products boast of the EU Ecolabel which is awarded to products that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from raw materials sourcing, production, usage and disposal.

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

Denotes certification by the Biodegradable Products Institute to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the U.S. standard ASTM D6400.

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