Our "Zero Plastics" logo is based upon the ASTM International, Resin Identification Coding System (RIC). Their symbols with various numbers are intended to identify the different types of plastics materials are made of. Using this concept, we created a similar design with a zero that certifies a material or product contains no plastics.
We advocate using no plastics in lieu of the Reducing... Reusing... Recycling mantra. Reducing - a step in the right direction, Reusing - not recommended, and Recycling - just creates more plastics. Our dogma is to avoid plastics as much as possible; in the kitchen, on your body, or storing food, drinks, and personal care products. Glass, ceramic, metal, or plant fibers are superior barriers for most materials and the environment.
Whether you are trying to make, sell, or distribute a product (and its packaging) without using plastics, our experts can advise and recommend alternatives. We also certify products or processes to claim they contain or use no plastics. The ENC "Zero Plastics" logo can then be used on your product or package.