At YLX Gear, we care about our planet and we are driven to have the lowest impact on the environment
Wherever possible, we avoid using materials or chemicals that are harmful to people or the planet.
RECYCLING PLASTIC BOTTLES
At Over 50 Billion plastic bottles are produced each year, with over 90% of them ending up in oceans or landfills.
The main fabric and the lining of every YLX Gear bag is made from 100% recycled plastics to help fight this waste. Using recycled polyester also reduces energy use, CO2 and other gas emissions.
Read more about the plastic recycling process.
PVC is unique among plastics because it contains dangerous chemical additives. These harmful chemicals include phthalates, lead, cadmium, and/or organotins. Healthy Child Healthy World describes PVC as the most toxic plastic, and vinyl chloride, the chemical used to make PVC, has been described as a known carcinogen by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to hese chemicals.
The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling. GRS covers processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, trading and distribution of all products made with a minimum of 20% ecycled material.
REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system. It aims to provide a high level of protection of human health and environment from the use of chemicals.
FSC CERTIFIED HANDTAGS AND PACKAGING
YLX Gear is only using FSC Certified handtags and cardboard packaging
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world's forests. The FSC does this by setting standards on forest products, along with certifying and labeling them as eco-friendly.
SHIPPED IN COMPOSTABLE POLYBAGS
In line with our goal to not use any single use plastics, we are using the last available compostable polybags to ship all our orders.