Our customers’ health is paramount when we develop and improve our products. That is why you can be absolutely sure that you receive quality products, which are certified to a high standard.
We are aware that the materials included in our products are a strain on our environment. Our high standards and quality are however highly important to us, and in order to ensure your health and the cleanest products, we have decided that our boxes entirely will consist of new raw materials. In this way, we ensure that you can use the product in your hand without hesitation to store your pills and that it can handle daily use and wear – and can last for many years to come.
By using clean and new raw materials…
We can ensure that our pill boxes are BPA-free.
BPA is an abbreviation and stands for bisphenol A, which is an industrial chemical that since the 1950s has been used in certain consumer and plastic products, including food and beverage containers.
Approximately 66% of BPA-consumption goes to the production of polycarbonate-plastic (PC), – a light, transparent and fracture proof plastic, which can also withstand high temperatures and provides great electric resistance, which is why it is used for a wide range of everyday products.
When BPA containers are manufactured, not all the chemical gets absorbed into the container, meaning that part of it ‘breaks free’ and mixes with the container’s contents – such as food and drinks.
Research has shown that exposure to BPA is a concern, as it can have negative effects on your health. For instance, studies on humans disclose a plausible correlation between BPA and heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as the studies reported that people with high BPA levels are at greater risk of high blood pressure.
Bisphenol is said to mimic the hormone estrogen’s structure and function, signifying that BPA can bind to the hormone receptors and influence bodily processes, namely fetal development, growth, cell repair, reproduction, and energy levels.
Moreover, WHO reported that BPA levels were up to eight times lower in breastfed babies, than babies who were fed liquid formula from BPA-containing bottles.
Our decision to use new raw materials in the production of our bill poxes also mean that…
We can guarantee phthalate-free pill boxes.
‘Phthalates’ is a general term for a group of chemicals that are used because of their emollient attribute. The chemical is an uncoloured and water-soluble liquid, which is primarily used in PVC-plastic and can be found in almost all pliable plastic products. Among these are consumer products, such as sex toys, wires, and garden hoses, as well as furniture and medical equipment.
Phthalates are constantly, and continually being, released from the material and/or product because they are water-soluble. They can be released and absorbed by direct skin contact but can also bind to surfaces in the home as well as dust particles. Phthalates are therefore also spread in their surroundings, meaning they can be inhaled and ingested. However, direct contact is the most risky.
Given that ‘phthalates’ as mentioned is a general term, they are different from one another, and not all of them are classified as dangerous, although, many of them are. Studies have shown that phthalates are problematic because they can have negative effects on humans, animals, and the environment.
Phthalates act as endocrine disruptors, as they affect oestrogen and our reproductive ability. It is further concluded that they disrupt the endocrine system in fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Presumably due to phthalates running into wastewater and thereby contaminating the environment.
The above mentioned are some of the reasons why we at Kibodan completely avoid the usage of phthalates.
It is however still important to us…
… to make active decisions and continuously explore the possibilities of abating our environmental impact without compromising your health. That is why we continuously keep ourselves updated on new opportunities to recycle and to use recycled materials in our products.
This is why our vinyl cover today consists of at least 10% recycled waste material from the production. Within the next months, they will consist of between 40%-60% recycled material.
The technology does not at the present moment allow us to use post-consumer waste plastic, as it cannot be ensured that it will be BPA- and phthalate-free, nor that the quality and the durability can attain our desired quality and standard.
As a consumer, you can help ensure a more circular economy by sending your boxes to recycle as ‘hard plastic’. In this way, our boxes can be included in the production of other products.