Here's why you can put your trust in us and our materials
WWF has very strict requirements for its partners when it comes to sustainability. We, too, had to go through the long process of WWF certification and can proudly say that we did it! And honestly: We are a tiny little proud of that.
Do you wonder why our wristbands are made of silicone? Well, the decision was not an easy one, but actually there are many good reasons. The most important one:
Silicone is not a plastic and 100% recyclable.
A nice side effect: No other material is as durable and at the same time as skin-friendly as silicone is. It's even suitable for allergy sufferers. What else could you ask for?
Advantages of silicone at a glance
Silicone decomposes to sand!
Unlike plastics, silicone is not obtained from fossil raw materials but from quartz.
Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's crust. It is sufficiently available in nature and its mining is unproblematic. Another special feature is that silicone is converted into silicon dioxide through combustion. It therefore simply decomposes into sand. Sounds cool, ey?
Silicone is 100% recyclable!
Closed-loop recycling is enabled thanks to a new technology.
Helping Band has teamed up with a well-known silicone manufacturer and together, we developed the ideal form of a recycling process: cradle-to-cradle. In this process, 100% of a product's raw material is returned to the manufacturing process at the end of its use. Want to know more? Click here.
Recycling or second use? Both, of course!
First you wear, then you use it
Using your wristband for another purpose has a huge advantage: You don't need energy like you would in a recycling process.
We want our durable silicone wristbands to be used as long as possible. Best of all, of course, by you - and on your arm. But if you don't want to wear your wristband anymore, there's a great second use for it: As a rubber break for your ski. Friendly ski rentals have already signaled a great demand.
If you have any other idea for a reuse (such as a marker for drinking bottles etc.), please let us know and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading your ideas.
Don't know how to recycle your wristband?
We are happy to help!
If you aren’t sure how to dispose of your wristband sustainably and can’t find another use yourself, just send it back to us – we’ll take are of that for you:
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