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**New Packaging Uses 90% Less Energy; Creates Negative Carbon Footprint**
Ormond Beach, FL (February 5, 2016) Reef Safe SunCare, a biodegradable sunscreen that doesn’t harm reefs or oceans, announced it has begun production on packaging their products in their new plant derived bio-resin bottles. The new bottles are set to hit stores mid-March 2016.
“We are extremely gratified to have discovered bottling for our products that is bio-based and renewable, as it continues to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability,” commented Dan Knorr, President and CEO of Tropical Seas. “We have been researching plant-derived bio-resins for our packaging for the past several years. Following numerous test trials we finally found a 100% bio-based high density polyethylene (HDPE) resin made from plant-based feedstock that is a renewable alternative to petrochemical based HDPE resins. Since the new packaging uses 90% less energy and emits 75% less greenhouse gases when processing, this 100% bio-based HDPE packaging has a negative carbon footprint from harvest to production here at Tropical Seas.”
In March 2015, Tropical Seas received samples of the new bio-resin bottles that were immediately filled with their biodegradable Reef Safe SunCare formulas for stability studies. When the formulas passed stability tests in December 2015, the bio-resin bottles were then ordered and were delivered in January 2016. The new bio-resin bottles will be available in stores mid-March 2016.
About Reef Safe SunCare
Reef Safe SunCare, was introduced by Tropical Seas of Ormond Beach, FL, as a sunscreen scientifically proven to biodegrade in oceans, lakes and rivers; thus protecting fragile ecosystems while protecting skin. Reef Safe sunscreens were subjected to a comprehensive series of independent laboratory tests to support and authenticate the biodegradability of the lotions. The research found that Reef Safe SunCare products biodegrade, on average, less than 90 days in seawater and freshwater. No evidence of toxicity to microorganisms and other sea life was detected. Research also found that Reef Safe’s waterproof formula allows less than three percent of the product to come off in water, which compares favorably to the estimated 25 percent of mass-market brand lotions that come off in water.