We are upping our packaging game!
Unfortunately, plastics are a necessity in the convenience based world we live in today. Our packaging has always been recyclable, as well as made from recycled materials, but we found a way to lessen our impact even further.
A couple of weeks ago I came across a photo on instagram of a farm using some plant based packaging and I started on our hunt for something better for us to use. What I found was amazing. Not only were there plant based options but we found ones at World Centric that were 100% plant based. They are also 100% compostable. And even better then that…World Centric uses third party certification to verify all of their products!
First off, World Centric is a B-Corporation, which puts them in good company like Patagonia Outdoor Apparel. According to http://www.bcorporation.net, there are only 2,655 companies, representing 150 industries across 60 countries. Working with the USDA Biopreferred Program, they certify that their products are produced with renewable plant materials. The Biodegradable Product Institute is a non-profit that certifies that the product will meet the USDA requirements to actually compost. In addition to their certifications, they also are a member of 1% For the Plant which means 1% of their annual sales are donated directly to an approved environmental or sustainable non-profit organization. They are also a Green America Certified Business which certifies that their business is used as a platform for positive social change. And if that isn’t enough…they also donate a large portion of their pre-tax profit to many global grass roots program.
All of this information is listed on their webpage, which I fully encourage you to check out. They have lots of information of how to be an informed consumer and why these kinds of products are necessary. If you’re ordering products for your business, please look for yourself. Their list of products are endless, the prices are competitive and everything ships fast and safe!
When you find good companies like this one, its worth sharing about them. We are fully impressed thus far with our experience and are thankful that there are thoughtful companies like World Centric to support our small business.