Running an eco-conscious business while maintaining sustainability has been surprisingly (and unintuitively) challenging, to be honest. For those of you who have followed our journey from the beginning of 2020 know that we listed our very first product on Amazon. Soon after launching Scrufah- a compostable kitchen scrubbers, we realized that even though we pledged to keep plastic out of our products, we had little control over how Amazon packed our orders for shipping. In July 2020, we launched our website for our small business where we have all the control on how we ship our products. We are very proud to say that we've been able to maintain our mission in pursuing sustainability so far!
Below are a couple things that we always do for every single order:
Always Plastic Free!
All of our packing materials are recyclable or compostable, including the stickers and tape we use; most of them are made with post-consumer recycled materials. We also reuse packaging and wrapping paper when we can. We are firm believers in reusing and up-cycling!
We Empower Our Customers to Make 100% Carbon Neutral Orders.
Everyday in the U.S alone, e-commerce packages travel about the same distance as going to the moon and back...133,000 times! In 2021, we're partnering with EcoCart to enable our customers to make their orders 100% carbon neutral. For every one of our amazing eco-friendly products that ships, the specific carbon footprint can be offset with a positive environment impact!
We still have a lot more we can do to be better!
We know it's not just the orders going to our customer's doorstep that we have to worry about. As we sometimes source our products overseas (in our case mainly from Taiwan), our entire supply chain carries a hefty carbon footprint.
Offering carbon neutral options to our customers for their orders is a starting point — an immediate way to reduce our impact. Even though this is an achievement to celebrate, we know that it’d be even better if we didn’t emit carbon in the first place. To this end, we’re in the process of developing projects in our own supply chain that will reduce our emissions directly.