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When we first started up, I took the time to wrap each fabric order in tissue paper to make it look nice and pretty. Then I realized the amount of unnecessary paper product I was adding to each order. Sure it looked pretty and I know people liked it, but I couldn't in good conscience continue that practice. I searched for some type of inner bag/envelope to put Priority orders in to protect the fabric from potential tears or water damage. What I found was pricey and non-recyclable...and then I found the Tyvec bags from USPS. Free and recyclable! Now, our bubble mailers on the other hand...not so much. Unless you want to take the time to tear out the bubble wrap from the envelope, most recycling plants will trash bubble wrap. So please, until we can find a better alternative, reuse them if you can! Same with the Tyvec bags...if you've ordered from us before, you may have noticed that I don't seal them, I usually tape them closed. That's so you can use them again if you have need! I hope some of you are able to do that, but for those who can't (or for all you International folk), I hope you can recycle them!
We'd love to hear what you do to be environmentally responsible so feel free to leave comments!
Happy Earth Day!!
I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about how to protect and preserve our environment to check out this article from Care2.com...simple and to the point list, or you can click the links for more detailed info.