Deb Group Enhances Sustainability of its Products by Removing All Plastic Microbeads

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deb
Group
, the world’s leading away-from-home skin care company, has
always been at the forefront of sustainability. Today Deb took the lead
and announced that its manufacturing process is now 100 percent free of
plastic microbeads in North America. Its main product lines, including
Deb Stoko®, DebMed® and KrestoGT™ were already free of any plastic
scrubbers since their launch.

The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 bans personal-care products from
containing microbeads in order to help remove plastic pollution from
water supplies. The law prohibits soaps, body washes, toothpaste and
other personal-care products from containing plastic or bioplastic beads
as of July 1, 2017. The law also prohibits the sale of products
containing microbeads as of July 1, 2019.

“It is important for us to minimize our environmental footprint as much
as possible. Last year, we launched the Deb Stoko range with
microbead-free heavy duty cleansers. All Solopol® and Kresto® branded
products have always contained natural scrubbers, that are safe for the
skin and our environment,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of
Marketing, Deb North America. “Today, we are raising the bar by removing
all plastic beads from our manufacturing process in the few remaining
legacy formulations, hoping our competition will follow us soon. Plastic
beads are toxic to the environment, polluting our water streams and food
chain. And what you washed your hands with today may end up on your
plate in the near future. ”

Deb’s heavy-duty cleansers use natural scrubbers, including cornmeal,
olive stone and walnut shells. They have a smoother texture than pumice
(safer for your skin), are biodegradable (contrarily to plastic beads)
and are easily rinsed away, preventing blocked drains and pipes. So,
they provide better scrubbing performance while being much gentler on
the skin and safe for the environment.

Deb – the safe and sustainable skin care choice for all professionals.

To learn more or to request a free trial, visit www.debgroup.com.

About Deb Group

Headquartered in the UK and with North American headquarters in
Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides dedicated skin care programs for a
wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and
customer well-being.

In 2014, Deb Group acquired Stoko Professional Skin Care to become the
world’s largest specialist occupational skin care company. The combined
organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with
Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product
lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh,
Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb
InstantFOAM, Stokolan® and KrestoGT.

In 2015, Deb Group was acquired by SC Johnson, a privately held, family
company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household
cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control
and shoe care. To learn more, visit www.debgroup.com.

Contacts

Mulberry Marketing Communications
Christina Alvarez
214-720-5943
calvarez@mulberrymc.com