Filipino-owned company Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc. (PCDSI) announced today its plan to use 100 percent biodegradable containers in its product packaging.
The biodegradable packaging material is expected to decompose in landfills within approximately five to 10 years, 100 times faster than the standard plastic bottle which could take up to 1,000 years to disintegrate. The new packaging will also contribute to the creation of biogas, a potential source of sustainable energy.
The move is part of the company’s A Green Life is A Great Life initiative which underscores its commitment to environmental conservation.
According to PCDSI, whose products include household cleaning items, personal care and hygiene products, intimate apparel, and more, the switch to 100 percent biodegradable packaging “required a sizable increase in the product cost due to massive investments in research and development and the recalibration of existing packaging”.
Despite the huge, undisclosed sum of money required for this move, the company is determined to push forward.
“If business leaders will work hard for their goals while caring for the only world we live in, then everyone can have their dreams realized for the years to come – a mark of a successful enterprise,” said PCDSI board of directors chairman Willie “Jun” Evangelista, Jr.
Evangelista also mentioned that they have allotted a long-term major company commitment to this cause.
The new biodegradable package design will be unveiled this month. More initiatives will be launched in the coming months as Personal Collection explores the use of organic, all-natural ingredients in its product lines.
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