I'm as wild about the environment as I am about the animals that call our Earth home. That's why I've embarked on an eco-adventure to reduce my business' footprint.
My commitment is crystal clear: I've pledged to use recycled, sustainable, and eco-friendly products throughout my store. Why? Because I believe that even small steps can create big waves of change.
How My Products are Shipped
Let's talk about how I ship your goodies with an eco-friendly twist!
I take my commitment to sustainability seriously, and almost all of my packaging materials are planet-friendly - with biodegradable, compostable, recycled, or recyclable.
Here's the scoop on how I package your orders sustainably:
Stickers & Sticker Sheets
Individual stickers typically go au naturel – no extra packaging. However, if you order multiple stickers, they might cozy up together in a recyclable paper envelope.
Sticker sheets are often free spirits too, but if they come with info cards, they will come bagged into biodegradable or compostable cello bags.
As for shipping, your stickers will come snugly nestled with chipboard or recycled cardboard to ensure they arrive safe and sound.
Pins (Enamel, Acrylic, and Wood)
My pins arrive on recyclable backing cards, no plastic bags in sight.
When I send you a pin, they travel in sturdy cardboard boxes or paper-padded mailers, ensuring they stay in shipshape condition during transit.
For keychains and lanyards, I go for the eco-friendly option, wrapping them in paper bags.
They then sail off in either a cardboard mailer or kraft mailer, both ready for recycling. You might spot keychains in little cellophane bags – don't worry, these come from our manufacturer, and I reuse them to reduce waste. (Feel free to recycle them at your local grocery store that accepts plastic bags).
Apparel / Print-On-Demand Items
Some of the treasures in our shop are crafted by third-party fulfillment centers, which means I don't have full control over the shipping materials they use. However, I've got some good news – they've been making strides toward using more eco-friendly packaging.
You'll find these specific items marked in the shop, and while they might arrive in cello bags and soft mailers, here's the silver lining – you can recycle them at your local grocery store.
Why do I chose to print via third-party?
Well, it's all about reducing waste and energy consumption. The textile industry is a notorious waste generator, and by partnering with a third-party, my apparel items are made to order.
This means I only produce what's needed, minimizing excess production and waste (and space in my home). Plus, I've selected Bella+Canvas as my t-shirt supplier, a brand renowned for their commitment to sustainable and renewable practices.
Packaging Materials I Use
My commitment to eco-friendly shipping materials runs deep. I'm proud to say that all of the packaging and shipping materials I use are either recyclable, biodegradable, or home compostable.
Plus, I'm all about recycling and repurposing - so I give a second life to packaging materials sent to me. It's a win-win for everyone!
Most orders also come with a Sustainability Info Card that explains how to properly dispose of the packing materials in your order!
Didn't get a card? I have a handy online guide to help too!
Sustainable Mailers & Boxes
✦ Recycled Kraft Mailers from EcoEnclose - Made from 100% recycled content (90% post-consumer waste). Curbside recyclable & naturally biodegradable
✦ Recycled Corrugated Boxes from EcoEnclose - 100% recycled - they are made from 95% post-consumer content. Fully recyclable and biodegradable
✦ Cardboard Mailers from PaperMart - Fully recyclable and biodegradable
✦ Envelopes from LuxPaper - 100% Fully recyclable
Other Packaging Materials
✦ Glassine Bags - Fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.
✦ Kraft Pillow Boxes - Unbleached, Recyclable, Compostable, and made of Renewable resources
✦ Eco Compostable Cello Bags - made from 100% compostable materials
✦ Printed Water-Activated Packing Tape - 100% Recycled FSC, Water-Activated, and printed with soy-based inks.
✦ Zero Waste Shipping Labels - 100% recycled AND curbside recyclable labels and release paper.
✦ Plain Tissue Paper - Made from recycled materials. Acid-free and biodegradable.
✦ Rigid Mailers - 100% recycled - they are made from 90%+ post-consumer content. 100% curbside recyclable
✦ Stamps - A reusable and more eco-friendlier option than stickers for decorating & customizing my mailers. Stamp ink pad is made with soy inks.
✦ Cardboard Pads - I cut down and reuse cardboard I receive to help keep flat items from being damaged in transit.
✦ Shredded Cardboard Fill - Any cardboard I receive that is bent or damaged (and unsuitable to use as pads for flat items) is shredded into a cushioned fill to be used for larger packages. Click here for more information!
Eco Resources for Small Business
Are you a fellow small business owner, curious about how to be more sustainable in your own way? Ready to take the first step toward a more eco-conscious business?
Dive into my resource blog now and explore the insights, tips, and sources I've gathered just for you! As small businesses, we may be tiny, but our eco-impact can be mighty!