As much as we love a little retail therapy from the comfort of our laptops at home, shopping online causes excess waste due to production, packaging, and shipping. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to quit the convenience of E-commerce altogether. Instead, you can make small but impactful changes in the way you shop. With a little research, you can find brands that offer high quality products and eco-friendly practices and packaging.
At Root + Heart, it’s our mission to create a more eco-conscious world, and this extends beyond just the products we sell. Keep reading to learn more about how Root + Heart makes online shopping more sustainable.
Sustainably Made and Reusable Products
Did you know that plastic can take 400 to even 1000 years to degrade? That means that when you opt for plastic products, such as plastic sandwich bags or saran wrap, it sits in a landfill for centuries once you dispose of it. Luckily, making the change from plastic to reusable products is easy when you shop from Root + Heart.
The Root + Heart Beeswax Wraps typically take only a few months to degrade in a compost bin. The best part? You can use the beeswax wraps up to a year or longer depending on how well you care for and how often you use them. This is not only beneficial for the environment, but it helps you save money in the long run since you won’t be purchasing plastic products on your trips to the grocery store.
Recycled and Reusable Packaging
Like we said, it’s not just our products that are good for the environment but the packaging they come in too! Root + Heart ships all of our products in packaging made of recycled materials that can also be repurposed once you open it up.
The Beeswax wraps come wrapped in parchment paper that may be used to bake with. However, once used to bake, it can no longer be recycled. Is this wasteful? No. Consider that you are giving this paper a second life, one to protect your beeswax during shipment and once to bake with. If you ever need to trash something, always consider getting creative with it by giving it a second life! The beeswax wraps are also thoughtfully tied in jute twine, which is useful for anything you may need to tie together in a decorative way.
Reduce and Reflect on Your Shopping
It’s easy to get carried away when browsing the web for your favorite products, but this is how waste adds up over time. Next time you’re surfing the web, stop and reflect on if what you’re buying is something you actually need. If not, then it’s probably a good idea to take that item out of your cart.
The more you buy reusable products, such as the Root + Heart Beeswax Wraps, the less you’ll need to buy in the long run. This is a simple way to reduce your overall waste and make your online shopping habits more sustainable.
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