Sustainable Packaging Initiative

Sustainable Packaging Initiative

As small business owners, we have a responsibility to minimize your impact on the environment. One way to do this is by implementing a sustainable packaging initiative. Here are some of the steps we're following to promote sustainability:

  1. Reuse Boxes for Shipment: If you've ordered from us before, you may have noticed we use boxes that are still in good condition and have been reused. If you receive products in boxes that are still in good condition, keep them and reuse where applicable. This helps reduce the amount of waste generated from shipping materials.

  2. Use of Home-Compostable Mailers: We use home-compostable mailers instead of traditional plastic mailers. These mailers are made from plant-based materials and break down naturally in a compost pile. They are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic mailers that can take hundreds of years to decompose.

  3. Use Limited Packaging: We also use minimal packaging to reduce waste by using recyclable or biodegradable materials in our packaging. Receiving your product may not be the sensory experience influencers drool over on social media, but we promise you will love what you receive far beyond the packaging it is received in.  Each piece of packaging included in each order is carefully considered to eliminate excess packaging altogether. 

  4. Educate Customers: We're committed to reducing your impact on the environment, and encourage you to recycle or compost the packaging materials.

  5. Monitor Your Impact: We keep track of our sustainability promise's progress and monitor the impact of our sustainable packaging initiative and measure the amount of waste we're generating and how much of it is recyclable or compostable. At Ivy Bean, we are continuously making adjustments as needed to improve our sustainability efforts.

By implementing these steps, we can help reduce the amount of waste generated from shipping materials and promote sustainable practices within our small business.

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