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Reef Safe Suncare Begins Producing Bio-Safe Bottles

Tropical Seas has begun  production on packaging the company’s Reef Safe SunCare products in new, plant-derived bio-resin bottles.

Reef Safe is a biodegradable sunscreen that doesn’t harm reefs or oceans.

In March 2015, Tropical Seas received samples of the new bio-resin bottles that were immediately filled with their biodegradable Reef Safe SunCare formulas for stability studies. When the formulas passed stability tests in December 2015, the bio-resin bottles were then ordered and were delivered in January 2016.

Dan Knorr, president and CEO of Tropical Seas, said:

“We are extremely gratified to have discovered bottling for our products that is bio-based and renewable, as it continues to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability. We have been researching plant-derived bio-resins for our packaging for the past several years. Following numerous test trials we finally found a 100% bio-based high density polyethylene (HDPE) resin made from plant-based feedstock that is a renewable alternative to petrochemical based HDPE resins. Since the new packaging uses 90% less energy and emits 75% less greenhouse gases when processing, this 100% bio-based HDPE packaging has a negative carbon footprint from harvest to production here at Tropical Seas.”

The new bottles are set to hit stores mid-March 2016, according to the company.

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John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.