PACKAGING | MATERIALS
are the most important thing when it comes to this business. We need to be able to send out the products.
I have chosen to use brown paper bags for a variety of reasons.
These are a few - They are highly biodegradable and are great for the environment because they break down through degradation. - plastic bags can take up to several years to degrade and break down.
The brown paper bags also have the ability to be recycled easily - where as plastic is hugely costly to do so.
TISSUE PAPER (NOISSUE)
NoIssue continually strives to be a leader in design, innovation, and sustainability. All our ink is soy-based and our tissue is completely acid free and FSC Certified, providing you with a premium packaging solution without harming the environment.
-'FSC' stands for Forest Stewardship Council, an organization that works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. The Forest Stewardship Council ensures customers have the option to choose forest products like paper and wood that have been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner.
-Acid-free paper is paper that is infused in water yields a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater). It is also lignin- and sulfur-free.
For the printing of the items I use small UK businesses; who in turn only use water base non-toxic inks for their screen printing process.
Carbon footprint reduction
The carbon footprint (CO2e) is the total carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other greenhouse gases emitted during the cultivation and harvesting of cotton, fibre processing, textile production, packaging, transportation and warehousing.
We have reduced the carbon footprint of EarthPositive®products by around 90% through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic agriculture, efficiency in manufacturing, and by replacing standard grid electricity with renewable wind power. We do not use carbon offsets and our footprint calculations are certified by the Carbon Trust Certifications in the U.K.
It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive® T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2e, whereas a hooded sweatshirt saves up to 28 kgs.
Having taken the greenhouse gas emissions to pre-industrial levels, all the EarthPositive® products carry the registered mark “Climate Neutral”.