Suntribe is switching to a more environmentally friendly plastic made from sugar cane instead of petrochemicals. Read more about how sugar cane plastic is produced and why it has a positive carbon footprint.
At the Suntribe blog we share our thoughts on the things that matter most to us in life: safe sunscreen, surfing, outdoor living and preservation of the natural environment. Follow our journey through the blog posts below.
Read why we use Zinc Oxide as the only UV-filter in all our sunscreen products. Hint: It is both safer and more effective than all other approved UV-filters. This includes Titanium Dioxide, the other mineral alternative to chemical UV-filters.
The state of Palau puts a ban on sunscreen chemicals that have been shown to endanger coral reefs and human health. The law comes into force in 2020 and will prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing Oxybenzone and other chemicals.
A study from Copenhagen University indicates that 13 out of 29 tested UV-filters may interfere with sperm cell function by mimicking a hormone that plays a pivotal role in the fertilization process. This adds to the scientific literature investigating EDCs (endocrine disrupting chemicals).
There’s many reasons why you should go for a sunscreen with a mineral UV-filter, starting with the fact that they’re safer for you and the ocean, protect you immediately and from a broader range of UVA and UVB rays. Plus, they don’t necessarily turn you into a ghost anymore!
Hawaii passed a bill to ban two of the most hazardous chemicals used in sunscreens, oxybenzone and octinoxate. The bill was signed on the 3rd of June 2018, effectively banning sunscreens containing these chemicals from sales in Hawaii after January 1st, 2021.