Good – Bad Plastic

Good – bad plastic. Our thoughts on using and re-cycling plastic

Re-cycling plastic is more topical than ever. Plastic floats in the seas as massive ”rafts” and microscopic particles originating from i.a. facial and body scrubs, toothpastes and fleece clothing. We are faced with images of lagoons crusted with plastic bottles. It is a sorry sight.

Although the situation seems at times hopeless, it pays to avoid plastic as often as possible. We think the use of all kinds of disposable plastic is unnecessary. We create a better tomorrow with the choices we make in our everyday life.

Our products contain no microplastics or mineral oils

The detergents we produce contain no microplastics or other base ingredients of the petrochemical industry – unlike unfortunately many detergents found in the aisles of supermarkets.

The ingredients of our products are 100% plant based. The washing ingredient, tenside, is based on saponified coconut oil. All mineral oil based tensides are banned from our premices.

Why do we still use plastic bottles?

Although plastic has a bad reputation, it does have its benefits. The up and down sides of plastic are in fact the same: Durability.

The container options for detergents when preservability is taken into consideration are plastic or glass. A glass bottle is not so good as it can slip out of Your hand and brake. Broken glass in the shower is not a nice or a safe image. Bioplastic made from sugar is the same polyethylene as ordinary plastic. Hard to believe but it also remains in Nature as eternally as the so called ordinary plastic bottle. Plastic is plastic, be it manufactured from mineral oil or sugar. In addition to this, in order to acquire farming areas for the raw material of bioplastic, sugar, rainforests are once again under threat. This of course is ecologically absolutely unbearable.

Due to the demands of preservability biodagradable materials are unsuitable for containers. It would be unfortunate if the detergent started to leak from the container after it has been refilled for only a year.

This is why the only alternative for detergents that guarantees both safety and preservability is packing them in plastic containers. The detergents keep in plastic containers for three years. The container lasts for ever if refilled.

We encourage people to re-cycle and to use refillable containers

The best solution to the present plastic problem is to be found in re-cycling and sustainable alternatives. We wish to return the intrinsic value of things by offering You detergent containers, that are at the same time beautiful and last many refills.

We hope that when buying our products You would preferably re-fill the empty detergent containers time and again. We offer our selection also in handy re-fill bags that save 80 % plastic in comparison with a container.

We also offer 5 litre re-fill canisters for many of our detergents if You are a major consumer of detergents.

When the container really has come to its end we hope that You return the clean container to the nearest re-cycling collection point for plastic containers. You can find collection points widely. From these the plastic containers will not be carted to the rubbish tip but will be re-cycled as material for new containers.

We do all we can - and invite You to join us

Most of the bottles ending up in the Oceans could be re-cycled if each country had a system developed for re-cycling. Until this (we hope) becomes reality, we do our best to minimise the effects of plastic in the World. This we aim to do by operating as responsibly as possible as a company and by incouraging You to re-use containers.

Thank You for choosing an Ole Hyvä – product. You’ll be doing Your bit to minimise the plastic burden of the World.

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Terms of Delivery

1. GENERALLY ON THE ONLINE STORE

The products in the online store are sold by Ole Hyvä Luonnontuote Ltd, business ID 1962844-1. We sell products to private persons of age in Finland.

2. PRODUCT PRICES

Product prices include value added tax. We reserve the right to alter prices and mailing tariffs. The price mentioned on the product page is determined by the minimum package size of the product. You can choose the wanted package size.

The price of the package can be seen in the menu for different package sizes. 

3. ORDERING 

The products are mainly ordered through the internet shopping basket of www.olehyvaluonnontuote.fi. All orders are confirmed with an e-mail stating

the price, mailing tariff and itemization of the order. The confirmation can only be sent if you have notified us of your e-mail address in connection with the made order. The customer adheres to the terms of delivery valid in connection to each order. 

4. ORDERING ABROAD

When ordering from abroad we recommend you use our site in English and get acquainted with our terms of delivery in English. The customer is responsible for the customs and tax policies of the country of destination.

5. DELIVERY TIMES

We normally send the products ordered in Finland within 2 – 5 full weekdays from the making of the order. When mailing products abroad we resort to international express services who determine the time of delivery. Should the delivery take longer than usual we shall contact the customer by e-mail or telephone as soon as possible. If any ordered item is temporarily out of stock and there is a compensatory product available we shall contact the customer by e-mail and suggest the alternate product.

6. METHODS AND TARIFFS OF DELIVERY WHEN ORDERING WITHIN FINLAND

MATKAHUOLTO LÄHELLÄ - PARCEL

·   To be collected from Siwa, Valintatalo or Euromarket stores.

·   Enables collection late at night and during weekends.

·      At the destination usually the next weekday following postage.

·      The receiver will be notified with an SMS when the order is ready for collection.

·      The order is retained for two weeks after notification of arrival.

·      We add a 15 euro mailing tariff on all purchases under 49 euros.

·      We send all purchases for 50-99 euros as tariff free Matkahuolto Lähellä parcels.

 

MATKAHUOLTO DELIVERY PARCEL

Purchases of 100 euros and over will be delivered to customers home address as a Matkahuolto tariff free parcel. (With the exceptions of the Turku Archipelago and Fell Lapland.)

7. METHODS AND TARIFFS OF DELIVERY WHEN ORDERING FROM ABROAD

We deliver goods ordered from outside Finnish borders via post office.

Delivery to Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania  =  7,20€
Delivery to Germany, Sweden or Denmark  =  9€
Delivery to Austria, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain or Portugal  = 14€
Other European countries  =  35€

8. METHODS OF PAYMENT

The products and their mailing tariffs are paid in connection with the order. Checkout internet payment service transmits your payment to the storekeeper. You have the payment keys of all banks in your use. 

PAYMENT WITH CREDIT CARDS

You can pay your purchcases in the online store with Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Master Card and Debit MasterCard cards. Paying with cards happens safely with the Nets SSL-protected payment form. Neither the online store nor Checkout Finland Oy have any access to your card information and no card information will be saved into our systems. Our online store uses international ’Verified by Visa’ and ’MasterCard SecureCode’ verifying services for the verification of the card holder.

The online store uses the Checkout internet payment service in card payments. The online store functions as the marketeer of services and delivers products to the customer. The online store adheres to all legal and self regulated responsibilities.

The transaction of a card payment is made between the customer and Checkout Finland Oy (business ID: 2196606-6). Checkout Finland Oy accounts for all obligations and complaints involving card payments. Checkout Finland Oy is shown as the recipient on the card invoice and will transmit the card payment by the customer directly to the storekeeper.

9. CONDITIONS OF REFUNDING

The customer has a 14 day right to return the purchase. The right applies only to unused, resellable products in their original packages. If you wish to claim a refund, please  contact us by e-mail in info@olehyvaluonnontuote.fi or by phone (05) 215 221.

Please let us know the following in your claim:

·      The reason for returning the product ( if incorrect or damaged product ).

·      Customer information.

·      Do you wish only to return the product and to be reimbursed its cost to your

        account or do you wish for us to send you a product in return to replace an incorrect or damaged one.

·      Please let us know your account information so we can return your money.

Complaint:  If the delivered product is damaged please contact us as soon as possible.