good for people, good for the planet
In 2018 we stopped using plastic bottles and turned our focus to 100% sustainable organic products that are also low in calories. We are a pioneer in naturally low-calorie drinks - we do not add sugar or sweeteners. Our lemonades are sweetened only with the naturally occurring sugars in the organic juice. We think that is a better choice for our health and well-being.
We support organic farming by using sustainably produced organic ingredients. Organic food and beverages are free from pesticides and other chemicals - that is good for people but it is only part of the story. Organic farming is less intensive. Industrial farming and the use of pesticides reduces the biomass and diversity of insects. This impacts other animals up the food chain like amphibians, birds and fish. Bugs are important for a healthy eco-system. We can support diversity in our eco-system by choosing organic ingredients. Our small individual choices can make a big difference.
We package in aluminium cans and soon glass bottles. Both have high recycling rates and will not poison our water. A big problem with plastic is that it is not really recycled into new bottles - only 3% of the materials for new PET bottles come from recycled plastic. According to the WWF, there is one ton of plastic in our oceans for each five tons of fish.
At Level Organic, we offer premium organic ingredients without added sugar and eco-friendly packaging.
Aluminum packaging is a new look for the organic market. Aluminum is very sustainable because it is infinitely recyclable and lightweight. The recycling rate of aluminum averages 96% in our key markets vs. 71% for glass. The carbon footprint (CO₂/liter) for beverage is about 35% lower in comparison to glass for transport and 50% lower for refrigeration.
Recycling aluminum takes 95% less energy than producing it from its raw materials. We like aluminum because it is lightweight and easy to take on the go, but also because it is highly recycled and has a low carbon footprint. Please recycle for a more sustainable life.
Recyling rates of aluminum
good for people, good for the planet
What is the substance behind the words? We have focused on the following UN goals for sustainable development.
No. 3. Good Health and Wellbeing
Only natural ingredients without added sugar is a good recipe for our health and wellbeing. Our low-calorie lemonades are sweetened only with naturally occurring sugars in the organic juice. They have 68% less sugar overall than regular soda. They are free from pesticides, artificial sweeteners and added sugar.
No. 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
We will fill only in 100% recyclable materials (aluminum and glass). Aluminum has the highest recycling rate at 96% in our core markets and glass is second at 71%. We will not use plastic bottles - only 3% of the material used to make new PET bottles is from recycled plastic.
No. 13 Climate Action
The carbon footprint (CO₂/liter) for distribution of beverage in aluminum is about 45% lower than glass because an aluminum can weighs about 1/19th of a standard glass bottle (12g vs. 230g). That mean we use less energy to transport and to cool.
No. 14 Life Below Water
We will not use plastic bottles which are destroying our seas. According to the WWF, there is one ton of plastic in our oceans for each five tons of fish.
No. 15 Life on Land
We support organic farming by using sustainably produced organic ingredients. The nature around organic farms has 30% higher bio-diversity than that of conventional farms. We need to protect the bees and other bugs in our eco-system - the heavy use of pesticides, fungicides and antibiotics is not sustainable.
Together our small choices make a big difference. How do you support the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development?