Zanbal and the Extra-Gentle shampoo
Extra-gentle shampoo eco-design initiative
For several years, Ducray Dermatological Laboratories have been committed to preserving the environment. In particular, we carry out an active eco-design initiativein order to minimize the environmental impact of our "flagship" shampoo, Extra gentle. After an analysis of the shampoo's life cycle, DUCRAY Dermatological Laboratories developed a biodegradable formula without sacrificing efficacy, preserving the shampoo's hairstyling properties and original fragrance. In addition, Extra-gentle is sold in a recyclable capped bottle.
In 2012, the Zanbal "carbon compensation" project was launched for Extra-gentle
In 2012, Ducray Dermatological Laboratories decided to invest even further in their environmentally responsible campaign centered around Extra-gentle by participating in the Zanbal project.
This is a partnership project for acacia plantations completed over a 20-year period (and renewed every year) with farmers in Mali. This project now allows us to compensate for 100% of greenhouse gas emissions linked to the production of our Extra-gentle shampoo.
An eco-friendly project for the planet:
Carbon dioxide CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. The increase of its concentration in the atmosphere is directly linked to human activity. Plants are able to capture and use CO2 for growth and reproduction (leaves, fruits, etc.), so they trap the gas .
Planting a tree therefore helps reduce the greenhouse effect as well as global warming.
In particular, one acacia tree captures 360 tons of C02 over a 20-year period; so the number of trees planted in Mali allows us to capture the quantity of CO2 equivalent to the quantity released during one year of producing the Extra-gentle shampoo.
A solidarity initiative:
Besides capturing CO2, planting acacias contributes to a solidarity environmental initiative.
Facts about acacia trees:
• they limit soil erosion and desertification by providing nourishment to ruminants (pods),
• they fertilize the earth enriching the soil with fallen dead leaves, thus improving yield in soil cultivated under the trees,
• they guarantee revenue for the farmers who tend to them.