A zero-waste approach
Nature works in regenerative cycles, with each participant giving back more than it takes. Learning from this, we are working to remove all waste from our business.
Materials that biodegrade help create regenerative, healthy cycles within our ecosystems.
We use both mushroom packaging and 100% recycled newspaper-based molded pulp for our subscription shipments. You can pop either of these and the box straight into the compost bin (our shipping label is home compostable, too).
We also use PureLabel’s biodegradable labels for our candles for our classic icons and base, and for our tealight and shipping labels.
Our candle holders are easy to repurpose as drinking glasses—every element is easy to remove. Our labels have low adhesion, and we use certified-organic beeswax instead of glue for our wicks, for easier removal.
Find all the specific materials we work with and the best ways to help reduce waste with them.
Our shipping boxes are made from corrugated cardboard and soy ink. They can be safely added to your compost pile (best to cut them up a bit), or recycled.
Shipping Labels + Tape
We use PureLabel’s biodegradable thermal labels and tapes for our boxes. The labels will compost in home compost piles. Certified compostable: ASTM D6400 and EN 13432
We use mushroom packaging for some of our subscription shipments. You can pop it straight into the compost bin along with the box it comes inside. Watch to learn more.
We use 100% recycled newspaper-based molded pulp for some of our subscription shipments. You can pop it straight into the compost bin (don't forget that our box and shipping label is compostable, too)
Since it's a paper product, it can also be recycled along with the box.
Our cotton bags are made from GOTS- and Fairtrade-certified organic cotton and are best reused. They make great bags for buttons, coins, or other small items you may want to keep together in a drawer.
Note: Some municipalities may be able to compost cotton, so please check locally.
All of our printed materials are printed on responsibly forested paper sources using soy and vegetable-based inks, and even recycled paper sources for our zine.
You can compost these, recycle them, or repurpose for home crafting projects.
Our black gift-boxes are made from ~80% recycled content and are fully recyclable.
Of course, they also make a great storage container for organizing around the house or desk, or for packaging future gifts.
We use PureLabel’s biodegradable labels on our candles for our classic icons, base, and tealight labels as well as our shipping labels. The labels will compost in home compost piles. Certified compostable: ASTM D6400 and EN 13432
Similarly to wax, the wick should be fully burned when your candle is done.
The remaining metal base is made from tinplated steel (the same as food cans) which is highly recyclable due to its magnetic properties which make it easy to reclaim.
Our candle holders are easy to repurpose as drinking glasses.
If you can't reuse your glass, we encourage you to recycle it locally or even give them to a local charity store or as a gift to a friend.
For reuse, you could even clean them out and consider using them for storing travel size products.
Since they're made of tin you can also put them in recycling (tin is highly reclaimed), though check with your local recycler due to their small size.