Hello! Thanks for your interest in our sustainability efforts!
Sustainability is a central part of PPC. Almost all packaging used for this shop is made of recyclable, previously recycled, or reusable materials.
All of our packaging is carefully selected and made from recyclable or biodegradable materials:
Kraft Bubble mailers made from 100% recycled content
Cardstock made from 100% recycled content
Natural jute twine that is 100% biodegradable
Shopping bags that are 100% biodegradable
Reusable organza bags that are 100% biodegradable
Recyclable tissue paper made from both post-industrial and post-consumer recycled content
Our padded mailers are made of 100% recycled newspaper. They are also recyclable and biodegradable unlike most bubble or poly mailers often used by the mass majority of businesses.
We encourage you to urge your favorite shops to do the same! :)
As for apparel, almost all products including tote bags, sweatshirts, and tees are made of 100% cotton, in the USA. We hope this gives you insight to our sustainable side both socially and environmentally~
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
The packaging and fast fashion industries are some of the most polluting industries in the world. Knowledge is power, so here are a few statistics on the global impacts of fast fashion and product packaging:
Garment manufacturing causes about 20% of industrial water pollution.
It takes 2,700 liters of water to produce a single cotton shirt, which is enough water for one person to drink for 2.5 years.
32% of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced annually is left to flow into our oceans.
Of the 14.68 million tons of plastic packaging generated in the United States in 2015, 68.6% of it was landfilled.
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