Our commitment to

Sustainability 

Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, sustainability has been at the core of our mission from the very beginning. We are constantly working on ways to reduce our carbon footprint as a small business as well as promoting sustainable skincare practices among consumers
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LIVING BY EXAMPLES

Here are a few examples of how SONATAP addresses sustainability

1

PROMOTING REFILL AND REUSE CULTURE

Traveling with a multi-step skincare routine can be challenging and often requiring purchasing travel-sized, single-use plastic skincare products. SONATAP is created to replace this practice with a refillable and reusable culture. Using SONATAP, a consumer can fill the device with their existing products to bring along their trips and eliminate the need for separate travel-sized items.

As an at-home device, SONATAP's airless cartridges help keep skincare products fresh longer compared to traditional skincare packaging methods and therefore allows consumers to purchase refill or large-size skincare products instead of small-size versions without worrying about product freshness or portability. All of these practices will help contribute to reduce landfill wastes from skincare toiletries.

2

MINIMIZING WASTE IN EVERY STEPS

At SONATAP, we take every opportunities to reduce waste and carbon footprint throughout the creation process. We simplify our product box packaging to bare minimum and focus our investment on the product itself. Our product box is designed in a black and white pattern for a timeless look no matter what type of paper it is printed on. This allowed us to skip the fancy paper/color printing/gold stamping and all the extra that serve as a temporary visual appeal but typically end up in the trash. 

We work with our supply chain partners to select more carbon-efficient ocean freight over air and to ship all of our goods using only essential and recyclable materials. For instance, your package will be mailed in a basic corrugated box with paper stuffing for easy recycling from the curbside. 

3

CLOSING THE LOOP

We are aware that our design is not yet a perfect solution due to the presence of plastic. However as of today, plastic still has the lowest carbon footprint or climate impact among other materials. In addition, not all plastics are equal when it comes to environmental impact. Our airless cartridge is made of PP plastic that takes fewer resources to manufacture/transport, generates fewer waste in production and doesn't generate toxic gases when burned. The use of mixed materials (plastic and other materials) are carefully considered and minimized in each component to increase recyclability at home.

For future development, we will continue looking for alternative material options that can help balance the need for reducing carbon footprint and plastic pollution. In the meantime, we offer a recycling program for plastic parts that can't be recycled from the curbside to close the loop.

Materials and Components Breakdown for

RECYLING PROGRAM

Closing Cap
SAN Plastic with Metal Hinge
***Airless Bottle
Pump: Mostly PP plastic and other materials

***Bottle: PP plastic
***Applicator Head
Detachable Silicone cover on top
and ABS plastic throughout
***Modular Case
PET/PETG plastic
Closing Cap
SAN Plastic with Metal Hinge
***Airless Bottle
Pump: Mostly PP plastic and other materials

***Bottle: PP plastic
***Applicator Head
Detachable Silicone cover on top
and ABS plastic throughout
***Modular Case
PET/PETG plastic

Learn about Nordstrom BEAUTYCYCLE

*** Parts can be recycled at home in most cases. Other components are recyclable with several recycling options for you to choose from below
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Recycle with Nordstrom BEAUTYCLE
To reduce truck traffic on the road and associated carbon footprints, we recommend you to combine and recycle SONATAP with other emptied beauty products at a Nordstrom location under the Nordstrom BEAUTYCYCLE program. The program is created in partnership with TerraCycle and accepts emptied beauty and skincare packagings from all brands. All SONATAP components can be recycled through this program
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Recycle what you can at home
***Parts such as SONATAP Bottles (not including Pumps), Modular Cases, Applicator Head (with Silicone cover removed) can be recycled at home in the US. We recommend checking your local recycling guidelines to verify what is accepted in your area
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Send back the rest to us
If you don't live close by a Nordstrom location, you can also send us the Pumps, Closing Cap and any SONATAP components that your curbside recycling program doesn't accept. Contact info@sonatap.com to request a Return label. For every Refill purchase on our website, we will automatically include a Free Return label for you to ship back the used parts