Our Packaging Promises and Sustainable Alternatives
Today, on the 50th World Environment Day, we're inviting you to join Friendsheep in our mission to #BeatPlasticPollution. It's time to reconsider our relationship with plastic, especially the single-use variety. Single-use dryer sheets, synthetic pet toys, and numerous everyday items contribute to the global plastic crisis. Let's explore some facts.
Every year, over 400 million tonnes of plastic are produced worldwide, half of which is designed solely for single-use. A meager 9% of all the plastic produced gets recycled, and annually more than 23 million tonnes of plastic end up in our lakes, rivers, and seas. Packaging and single-use items are among the main culprits of this plastic pollution.
At Friendsheep, we're on a mission to combat this issue head-on. We proudly provide reusable, sustainable alternatives to everyday single-use items. Products like reusable eco dryer balls, toxin-free fabric fresheners, and compostable pet toys in our range are designed with the planet in mind. You'll find minimal or no packaging with our items. Sustainable, recyclable, and compostable are not just buzzwords at Friendsheep - they're the principles guiding every decision we make.
But we're not stopping at product design. Our commitment to sustainability extends to our packaging as well. And on that note, we'd like to share with you the Four Packaging Promises that we make to each and every one of our customers:
2. Eco-Friendly Boxes
All of our boxes and mailers are made from 100% post-consumer, 100% recyclable, and 100% compostable materials.
3. Handmade with Love
Our hand-sewn, hand-printed, unbleached organic cotton bags are perfect for storing eco dryer balls, and can be repurposed as grocery bags. Additionally, some products may come wrapped in handmade lokta paper bags. Lokta paper is wild crafted in rural villages, made from Nepalese laurel bush it is known to be the most eco-friendly paper in the world.
4. Carbon-Offset Shipping and Giving Back to Earth
Through our partnership with CarbonFund.org we offset 100% of the carbon emissions from your delivery, as well as every shipment throughout our supply chain. For every item purchased, we plant one tree towards permanent reforestation together with edenprojects.org. We are proud 1% For The Planet members, plus we donate 20% of all proceeds to animal rescues, children's hospitals, and environmental non-profits protecting our oceans and wildlife.
In conclusion, World Environment Day is an opportunity for us all to reflect on our environmental impact and take concrete actions towards reducing it. At Friendsheep, we're thrilled to be on this journey with you. Together, we can make a difference. Learn more about how Friendsheep is reducing plastic use and discover our eco-friendly product range. Every day can be World Environment Day when we make sustainable choices!
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