At Phoenix + Willow, it is our goal to lesson our carbon footprint as best we can. We do this through recycling, reusing packaging, using less paper, and by purchasing from companies that follow sustainable practices.
None of this will happen overnight, but it is a path we will continue to follow.
Here are some steps we are taking right now to create change:
REUSING PACKING MATERIAL
When we receive product, we separate out the packing material, if any, and save it to use for mailing packages to you. Everything gets saved and reused.
COMPOSTABLE MAILING BAGS
As soon as our current supply of poly mailing bags is finished, we will be switching over to home compostable bags made from sustainable plants and non-toxic, compostable resin. They are designed to be reused again or you can put them in with your food scraps and garden waste instead.
We get plenty of boxes here at Phoenix + Willow. They are often reused for shipping, are given to family and friends in need, or are recycled.
We love to purchase from companies who are doing their part for sustainability and social responsibility. We have purchased many of our current products in stock from companies who produce in small batches, who offer eco-friendly and non-toxic ingredients and processes, and those who use recycled materials or deadstock.
This is just some of the work we are doing to become more sustainable. They are baby steps, but they are smarter steps for our small company.