Sustainability

I want to do what I can to help keep the world going. In terms of fighting climate change and working towards a more sustainable future, I do my best to make sure my products and packaging have minimal impact on the earth we all call home.

Minimal impact, for me, means something is either...

  • Recycled
  • Recyclable
  • Reusable
  • Sustainably sourced
  • A mix of or all of the above

I understand that not every place has the same recycling infrastructure, so I do my best to keep the recycling/reusability process simple to help more folks be eco-friendly without it being a chore. This is why a majority (and in the future, all) of my packaging is curbside recyclable and/or easily reusable.

Here's a breakdown of your order's packaging:

Zero Waste Shipping Labels ~ made by EcoEnclose. They are recycled, recyclable, and reusable. You only need to take the label off the package when recycling if it's on a bubble or poly mailer.

Bubble and Poly Mailers ~ made by EcoEnclose. They are recycled, recyclable, and reusable. These are being phased out to make way for more easily recyclable padded and rigid mailers.

  • These mailers come with an additional self-seal, so if they're opened using the tear strip, they can be filled up, sealed closed, and shipped again.
  • To recycle these, they have to be taken to grocery/department stores that recycle plastic grocery/shopping bags. You can also use them to recycle plastic film through EcoEnclose’s take-back program.

Paper Padded Mailers ~ made by EcoEnclose. They are essentially bubble mailers made from paper. They are recycled and can be recycled in curbside/local recycling bins.

Rigid Mailers ~ made by ClearBags or EcoEnclose. They are recycled, curbside recyclable, and reusable.

Business, Thank You, and Backing Cards ~ printed by GotPrint on recycled and curbside recyclable paper using low-impact inks.

Kraft Bags ~ made by Nashville Wraps. I wrap merch in these. They are recycled and can be recycled in curbside/local recycling bins.

Washi Tape ~ I close kraft bags with washi tape, which is reusable if peeled off carefully, otherwise, it can be recycled or tossed as it is biodegradable.

Hemp Twine ~ I wrap items together using hemp twine, which can be recycled in some areas. Otherwise, it can be reused or tossed, as it is biodegradable.

Reused Packaging ~ Sometimes I reuse packaging from stuff I've gotten in the mail. I do my best to only reuse easily recyclable stuff, but sometimes reuse unrecyclable plastic to prevent it from being single-use. Please add to the chain and reuse this plastic as well, if possible.

Here's a breakdown of your order's merch:

Prints ~ Printed by CatPrint. I use their recycled Heavy Card Stock.

Notepads ~ Printed by JukeBox Print. I use their 80-lb off-white recycled paper.

Stickers & Sticker sheets ~ Printed by ZapCreatives. I use their responsibly-sourced eco-paper as the stickers and their backing paper are recyclable.

  • Some of my stickers were made by StickerNinja, with vinyl. Those are my Queer Sky, Joy Again, Dawn, and Rest designs. These are on clearance to make way for newer, more eco-friendly designs.

Enamel Pins ~ made by a pin factory. I plan to make recycled acrylic keychains through ZapCreatives instead of pins moving forward.

If you have questions about my sustainability policy or have recommendations about other eco-friendly options, reach out to me through the contact form on my contact page.