At HAN we strongly believe that it’s our responsibility to do our part to help preserve the planet. This is something we take into account every step of our way, from what we put into our products and how they’re packaged to exploring new ways to reduce our footprint. We are happy to announce that we have partnered with The Sierra Club and its San Francisco Bay Chapter. Sierra Club helps protect wildlife, ensure clean air and water for all, and fight for environmental justice.
The Sierra Club brings people together to build impactful and effective environmental movements from securing protection for 439 parks and monuments, to winning passage of the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts, to putting over 281 coal plants on the path to replacement with clean energy, to securing the right of every kid in America to visit a national park, The Sierra Club has a record of success and impact.
This is just the beginning for us, but we are excited to do our part in making this planet a better place to live. If you want to join the movement visit: www.sierraclub.org
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
HAN is partnering with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), a policy and advocacy nonprofit that works to prevent breast cancer by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals. BCPP is also the parent organization of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project advocating for greater cosmetics regulation of toxic chemicals.
Part of BCPP's work is educating consumers. Both the BCPP and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics websites share about the toxic chemicals lurking in cleaning products, fragrances and cosmetics. BCPP has guides for preventing exposure to toxins in the workplace, in personal care products and in the family. They also have a Red List of chemicals that are toxic in the cosmetics industry and released an eye-opening Fragrance Report that analyzed fragrance formulas in a number of popular personal care and cleaning products.
BCPP also works on big picture legislation and regulation, co-sponsoring bills and organizing green beauty brands to lobby in California legislature and at the Capitol. Recently, BCPP lobbied for the passage of AB-2775 which requires the labelling of all nail and salon products in California to ensure worker safety. The Safe Cosmetics project also organized the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, which rallied together skincare and beauty brands committed to the toxin-free cause.
Because of BCPP's education and legislation work, HAN found BCPP a natural fit with our mission to share the news about toxic chemicals and engage on a big-picture level with the realities of toxic chemical regulation in the cosmetics industry. We believe that the more people know about the ingredients lurking in their products, the better they can make conscious decisions to keep themselves and their families safe. BCPP has been working on the education and legislation front for decades, so we're excited to learn from their expertise and join their efforts.
At HAN we believe in the importance of safe ingredients that are good for you and the planet, but we wouldn’t be doing our part if we weren’t working on bringing more sustainable packaging solutions—from the materials we use to how to guarantee a proper recycling and reduce waste as much as possible.
We are very proud to say that most of our products are packaged in recycled materials, such as 100% recycled paper or Post-Consumer Recycled plastic. Some of these materials can be recycled or compostable at home, and for those hard to recycle products (such as PCR tubes) we are happy to share that our retail partner Credo Beauty offers the Credo Pact Bins program to guarantee a proper recycling process. Although this is an ongoing journey, we believe that when it comes to making our planet a better place everything we do counts.