Happy Labs is excited to unveil a line of products that were made responsibly. We have applied a triple bottom line approach to our business operations, including our supply chain and all the manufacturers that we are working with

From how the ingredients were grown (using regenerative farm management practices) to the final product packaging (that was made with fiber from a sustainably managed forest) - we have put the wellness of the planet and you, our consumer at the heart of our products. Through the purchasing of our Happy Labs Savior Wellness Line, Happy Body Care Line, and Happy Wellness Pills you are helping to address climate change and support farmers who are using regenerative agriculture to improve the quality of the soil. Your purchase also allows us to help address the plastic waste problem we have in the U.S., with every purchase we support the removal of “ocean-bound” plastics and the development of an equitable global waste management system that is based on the principles of circularity.

With the purchase of every bottle of Happy Hands Lotion, Salve, and our Wellness Pills we are removing 1lb of plastic from the environment. We know that plastic waste is a very serious problem and we are doing our part to address it. Currently, our product caps, bottles are made out of at least 75% post-consumer recycled plastic, and they are recyclable. Our future goal is to source only from oceanworks certified plastics and that will occur when our sales volume increases. For the time being we are beyond excited to partner with rePurpose Global to support their mission as a “global coalition of purposeful brands and individuals dedicated to empowering innovators on the frontlines of reducing waste, reviving lives, and restoring nature’s balance.”

A 100% of the plastic recovered through the aforementioned program on behalf of The Happy Labs is "Ocean-Bound". What this means is that this project focuses on the collection of plastic waste in a 100km radius from the Goa, India coastline (as defined in the Verra Plastic Standards) that would otherwise have not been collected and would most likely end up in oceans. Essentially, it is an intervention to divert this plastic safely away from the oceans before it ever has a chance to leak into it.

One-Line Overview:

This Impact Project catalyzes the collection and ethical disposal of low-value plastic waste in Goa, India.

Baseline Context and Environmental Challenge:

Goa is a coastal state with long stretches of beaches opening up into the Arabian Sea. Unfortunately, this also means that most of its municipal waste is at risk of leaking into the ocean. Currently, there is very minimal waste management and households and private establishments end up openly dumping their waste or setting it on fire, giving rise to several negative environmental consequences. More specifically, the types of waste that gets mismanaged the most are Multi-Layer Packaging (MLP). These are the softer flexible types of plastic that you see very commonly in chips packets and candy wrappers. They are composed of several overlapping layers of plastic (and sometimes Aluminum) that is difficult to separate. They have very low economic value and currently do not get recycled or recovered at all. Therefore, it is this type of plastic waste that also ends up most often in marine ecosystems.

Impact Project Solution and Additionality:

RePurpose Global partners with VRecycle, one of the country's most veteran waste management innovators to create strong collection supply chains that deal with overlooked waste materials. The Happy Labs Plastic Credit contributions, in particular, enable rePurpose Global to finance the recovery of ocean-bound low-value plastic MLP waste that otherwise would be too expensive and unachievable. This recovery and collection happens every single day directly from households and commercial areas, essentially 'catching' the plastic before it leaks out into the environment. All of VRecycle’s efforts involve setting up a holistic long-term supply chain to stop the leakage of plastic waste. Importantly, in setting up this supply chain, they are also able to provide additional livable wages to waste workers who are otherwise often marginalized.

Following its collection, waste workers segregate, clean and transport the MLP to cement kilns for co-processing. As this type of plastic cannot be recycled, the best environmental option as prescribed by the United Nations Basel Convention is to "co-process it" wherein energy is recovered from the plastic and the remaining waste material is effectively disposed of without harmful emissions. We are also able to extract some of the minerals in the plastic waste and use them in the creation of cement. Not only does this initiative take care of unrecyclable plastic waste without sending them to landfills but also, it reduces the usage of coal in the cement manufacturing process, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

More Information about VRecycle:

vRecycle currently provides waste management for over 10,000 homes, 130 communities, and three villages across Goa striving to ensure that all of Goa's waste is professionally handled and sent to its appropriate destination. Over the last decade, they have set up more than 2000 composters and 150 community recycling points throughout the state.

Touching Lives, Igniting Change


Team members dedicated to enabling our world’s transition to Plastic Neutrality

2.4 k+

People ethically employed by re Purpose Global impact projects

11 mil +

People touched by our global movement till date

Our boxes are also made in an environmentally responsible manner.

Paperboard (for our box) is produced using recycled fibers/pulp and sustainable forested virgin fibers, through a chain-of-custody program audited by the Forest Stewardship Council (i.e FSC). The paperboard was also made using 100% renewable energy, that is third party verified by Green-e®