Here at Byte Size Treasure, I am incredibly passionate about the environment and the affect we all have on it. This is why I have made a pledge to use recycled, sustainable, and eco-friendly products throughout the store in order to reduce my environmental impact. I believe that every little bit helps and even as a small business, I can make steps in the right direction to make a difference in the world.
For more information on being eco-friendly as a small business (and as a consumer), check out my Eco-Friendly Resources for Your Small Art Businesses! blog post!
How Products Are Shipped
Almost every bit of my packaging material is recycled and/or recyclable with very very few exceptions. Read on for more information on how your orders are packaged in a sustainable way.
Stickers & Sticker Sheets
Stickers & sticker sheets are packaged in eco-friendly glassine bags (a 100% recyclable and biodegradable material). Sticker sheets may also be pre-bagged in biodegradable cello bags.
None of my enamel pins are shipped in cellophane bags. To add a bit of protection, pins are wrapped in pillow boxes and shipped in recycled bubble mailers. Orders with multiple pins will find pins placed in mini glassine bags in shipping boxes to protect the pins from scratching against one another during shipping.
Items such as keychains and lanyards are wrapped in paper bags and placed inside either a cardboard mailer or bubble mailer - both of which can be recycled. Keychains will arrive in the same little cello bags in which my manufacturer sent them to me to avoid excess waste.
Apparel / Print-On-Demand Items
Garments from my third-party fulfillment center arrive in soft mailers that can be recycled at your local grocery store.
Why do I chose to print via third-party?
A lot of waste in landfills is from the textile industry. By using a third-party, items are made to order so there's not a bunch of products and waste made along the way, nor products sitting around collecting dust.
My t-shirts are available only on Bella+Canvas shirts - they are a t-shirt supplier known for their commitment to sustainable & renewable practices.
I reuse all packaging materials from items shipped to my home (boxes, bubble wrap, air bags, wrapping paper, etc) - please pay it forward and recycle your packaging materials.
Sustainable Mailers & Boxes
I primarily purchase and use the following types of mailers:
✦ Compostable Envelopes from The Better Packaging Co
✦ Recycled Corrugated Boxes from EcoEnclose
Other Packaging Items
✦ Glassine Bags - Fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.