In an effort to reduce waste (a constant battle!), the ability to remove labels without chemical is one of many factors. One reason I love Nutiva Organic Coconut oil is the ability to cleanly remove their labels. Voila! A re-usable, food-grade container.
(**update 50 minutes after emailing Nutiva this morning expressing my gratitude for their policies, this was the response: Dear Lynn, We really appreciate receiving positive feedback like this. Itreally made my day. I have passed it on to our Customer Service team. Thanks,Tom Customer Service Specialist Nutiva — Organic Hemp,Coconut, Chia & Red Palm Superfoods)
You see?? Companies CAN listen.
Kirkland Organic Coconut oil is now in competition with Nutiva. I gave it a try. Smaller container, easier to scoop out, slightly less expensive. BUT … their label becomes an issue. And there I went, sending an email to the corporate office of Costco. They also sent me back a nice response, stating they will look into it.
I LOVE Mountain Rose Herbs. Their company values align with mine, and they have great customer service. But their labels! I spend not just time (which means less production), but I have to use chemicals to remove the labels. Razor blades, hot water, olive oil … none of this works. So I emailed them, and got a very nice response stating they will look into this matter.
NOW Organic Essential oils use labels that sweetly and cleanly peel right off. The downside is that they do not carry much of a variety in their Organic line.
I shop in the Organic section at Sherms in Roseburg. What surprises me is so many of the Organic products have labels that are not friendly. It is GREAT to have the Organics … but it should be taken a step further.
Food-grade containers (both glass and plastic) should be, whenever possible, re-usable in an Earth-Friendly manner. This means labels that peel off easily.
Further still … they could advertise that their labels peel easily, enhancing the ‘Re-Use’ concept.
This becomes my quiet campaign.
…. always with gratitude ^_^