As our customers know, we strive to keep plastic out of our products and shipping materials whenever possible. We ship all our orders in reused cardboard boxes, and cushion the items with newspaper – both are recyclable items.
However, when shipping small orders of only lip balms, we did not want to use the plastic bubble-wrap lined envelopes that are so common today. Those end up right in the trash, and thus, more plastic ends up in the landfills, in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, in the food chain.
We are pleased to announce that we have found the solution: Caremail envelopes! These envelopes are:
-made from 95% recycled content, 55% post-consumer
-made with old newspapers
-made in the USA
Yes, you can tear into these envelopes guilt-free, then toss them into your mixed paper recycling bin!
So come on over and pick up some lip balm! Next week, we’ll be launching two more flavors, and a thick hand balm to get you through the last few months of winter.