A stranded adolescent sperm whale, found near Organic Essence on South Beach, died of starvation due to a stomach filled with plastic. This revelation prompted a realization that, despite being an organic body care company, our plastic packaging posed an environmental threat. Plastic, being a mildly toxic chemical, leaches harmful substances into products and has a lasting environmental impact. Motivated by a commitment to sustainability, Organic Essence developed non-toxic, sustainable packaging alternatives, such as paper jars and tubes. The focus is on tangible solutions rather than deceptive marketing practices. Paper, being derived from life, is inherently sustainable, returning to the environment without harm. Organic Essence now advocates for sustainable packaging to support all life, emphasizing the true meaning of sustainability.