As the population continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly vital that we find ways to utilize our resources without so much waste.
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle has become a practice that, as a small business, we are continually striving to improve.
Witnessing the environmental effects on some of our most precious natural treasures is something you never really forget.
The constant need for the beach, inter-coastal/waterway, and community clean-ups is a blatant sign.
Our disposal system is overwhelmed, outdated, and in need of some serious revision.
Until someone comes up with a new solution to this rapidly growing problem, we can all do our part by making conscious choices. We can reduce our own trash, reuse, and repurpose whatever is possible, and recycle all that is applicable.
Did you know that all of the materials used to package Nature’s Blueprint Ceremonial Matcha are all recyclable?
Here’s the breakdown of our current impact.
♥ Our matcha is organically grown.
Organic farming has been recognized as having less on and environmental impact. It reduces pollution, conserves water, produces less soil erosion, and uses less energy.
♥ Our aluminum tin is ranked as one of the most recyclable materials.
Aluminum is 100% recyclable with the ability to be reprocessed many, many times over. According to anzocleantech.com
“turning recycled cans into new ones uses 95% less energy than making new ones.”
Our matcha tins are also an excellent repurposing item. You can use them to store spices and small things like paperclips, to keep matches dry, and to be used in all sorts of crafts.
♥ We use recycled packing paper instead of plastic bubble wrap or other single-use plastic materials. Paper is another 100% recyclable material.
Green America.org reports the following facts:
Recycled paper production emits 40% fewer greenhouse gasses
Saves 100% of trees
USes 25% less energy
Has 43% less water waste
♥ Corrugated Cardboard boxes will now be our only sending option. On occasion, we have had to use plastic bubble envelopes when we run out of boxes. We are now making it a priority to keep more boxes in stock and lessen our backup dependency.
hazardous wasteexperts.com says:
Cardboard is one of the most commonly generated waste products of businesses. Fortunately, as much as 91% of that cardboard is getting recycled. It is accepted by every recycling facility/pick up, so there is no reason for it not to be salvaged.
We will be continuing to implement more environmentally friendly options, as I feel all businesses must implement doing so. Alternatives to our plastic sencha bags and the bubble bags we send them in are currently being researched.
As part of our matcha lovin family, please do your part and help us contribute to the movement by recycling the materials mentioned above.
If you have any suggestions on what we can do to improve, let us know in the comment section below.
Cheers to improving our environment together!