When we started our business just over a year ago, we made it clear to each other that there were a few crucial elements neither of us would compromise on.
One is Sustainability.
There's no way it makes sense to start a company off with bad environmental practices at this stage in the game. The information and opportunity is staring you directly in the face. Make smart choices for your world.
Luckily, people have already begun to do this by making certain mass-produced products very earth-friendly and waste-reducing. Or advising to go as paperless as possible. Even encouraging zero-waste practices with incentives. People continue to innovate very sustainable goods and services which is why it was a no-brainer when we came across Eco-Enclose.
At the time of our launch, there weren't many eco-friendly shipping choices. Actually, let me rephrase that. There weren't many completely environmentally friendly and sustainable companies offering completely environmentally friendly and sustainable products. There are certainly a lot of individual products major corporations are selling that are made from recycled goods etc but they still come in plastic packaging and big taped up cardboard. It's a start, but let me turn your attention to EcoEnclose..
Even their tape is recyclable and biodegradable. All of their shipping materials are shipped in sustainable and reusable packaging. Again, we're shipping so we've still got a ways to go. But a really rad option. Remember how I said there are not a lot of companies like this? That's because EcoEnclose also has a HUGE variety of materials. Whether I'm shipping hats, clothes, paddle boards .. they've got me (and probably you too) covered!
We use the 100% Recycled Poly Mailers made from 100% recycled content with the dual adhesive strip which allows you to resue it before recycling! This also makes any returns zerrrooooo hassle. This was huge for us - something that hits the three R's .. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! We also use their We Care notecards, which are printed with vegetable-based inks on 100% recycled paper. Makes the perfect little spot for us to write you your personalized note! This is in no way an ad, we just have a huge commitment to transparency and wanted to take you behind the scenes of something that often gets forgotten - the packaging!
Do you have a favourite eco-friendly brand for shipping options?? Share it below!