Eco-friendly probiotics

When we decided to create Routine, we knew we wanted 1.) science to back up our supplement, 2.) only the highest quality, most effective strains, and 3.) an environmentally friendly approach. Just like your body appreciates a circular rhythm—rise with the sun, eat before dark, sleep at the same time every night, and repeat—Mother Earth appreciates a circular chain that uses materials to their maximum potential and ideally, regenerates them.

That’s why your first order includes a compostable pouch with a one-month supply of probiotics along with a reusable glass storage jar for future orders all delivered in a recyclable cardboard box. You’ll then automatically receive your next month of capsules in only a new compostable pouch, ready to be stored in your glass jar. No bulky, unnecessary packaging necessary.

Our pouches—which compost in 8-12 months, depending on your environmental conditions—are manufactured in North America and constructed from renewable, non-GMO, biologically based materials, including cellulose from renewable forestry wood pulp, FSC- and PEFC-certified kraft paper, and a starch-based polymer layer made mostly of GMO-free corn. We also made sure our pouches are free of microplastics. Those microplastics may help other packaging material degrade faster but ultimately don’t decompose and often end up in our oceans and food.

And those mailers you get every month after your initial order? They’re compostable, too, and made of PBAT (polybutelene andipate terephthalate—a biodegradable polymer), PLA (polylactic acid—a biodegradable polyester made from renewable sources like corn), and good ol’ cornstarch.

We wouldn’t be doing our part to keep you nourished if we weren’t nourishing the environment while doing so. So let’s all stay healthy—we’re in this together.

Written by Philippe Gauthier

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