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Eco-friendly Packaging at Lava: Reuse, Recycle, and Compost It!

Intentionality across every aspect of Lava is the key to running a truly responsible business. From responsible sourcing to our own manufacturing practices to shipping using eco-friendly packaging, it all matters.

For example, we only source our raw materials from companies that prove ongoing adherence to strict environmental and social responsibility requirements through independent certifying bodies.

Yes, this requires extra work and continual learning as new technologies, certifications and products become available. And that’s part of what makes owning a business right now so exciting.

We’re thrilled that more and more people are demanding companies to act more responsibly. We all need to push back against the status quo and play a more significant role in addressing climate change and assuring the people behind the products are provided safe working environments and are paid livable wages.

With that, we are excited to share with you a few changes we've made to our shipping practices. We recently made changes to the eco-friendly packaging materials we use and the way in which we address the greenhouse gases we emit during shipping.

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In March 2020, we became a Climate Neutral certified company. We have measured, reduced and offset 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions for the past year. And we’re committed to continuing to offset our emissions into the future.

To learn more about the Climate Neutral certification and how we’ve offset our emissions, click here.

 

Eco-friendly Packaging Materials

Thanks to advancements in technology and a great local company, our access to better shipping materials is here! Here is what we’re using:

 

Our paper mailers

✔️made from 100% recycled paper

✔️reusable

✔️recyclable

✔️compostable 

 

Our mailing labels

✔️100% post-consumer content paper

✔️recycle-compatible adhesive

✔️label & liner are recyclable

 

Our tape

✔️a renewable and biodegradable plant-derived adhesive & backing

✔️recyclable

 

eco-friendly packaging

BONUS: Most Lava packages are transported to the shipping store by bicycle! 

As more eco-friendly packaging materials and practices become available, we’ll continue to reevaluate and make changes.

For instance, we’ve recently discovered fully compostable and recyclable stickers. We will be transitioning to these soon.

 

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