SUSTAINABILITY GUIDE - Chapter 5
Eco-friendly business practices
Essential oil companies can go even further to support sustainability by adopting eco-friendly practices.
Another meaningful way that essential oil companies can support sustainability is by choosing to do business with as little impact on the planet as possible. As e-commerce companies, a big part of that has to do with choosing eco-friendly packaging materials. If every company that ships products took this step, imagine the impact it would make on the world around us.
Single-use plastics harm wildlife, clog our oceans, and impact our health, yet their use continues due to convenience and low costs.
Our dedication to sustainability extends to everything we do, including the packaging we use for our orders. We have eliminated single-use plastics in our products and packaging, and encourage customers to recycle or reuse our containers.
Our eco-friendly packaging materials include:
- Biodegradable packing peanuts that dissolve in water
- Brown kraft paper wrapping and tape
- Compostable void fill
- Plant-based inks and bags
- Reusable fabric bags
We also look for ways to reduce the impacts of our warehouse by offering containers to community partners for reuse, working with volunteers to ensure that paper products are recycled, and reducing our footprint by allowing staff members to work from home.
You can learn a lot about a company by the way they do business and what they choose to prioritize. We encourage you to speak up and ask your essential oil supplier how they can reduce their carbon footprint and ease environmental impacts.