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Environment

 

Sad Shop is a certified EnviroStars green business leader. Sad Shop is committed to reducing environmental impact and using green materials in products and packaging as much as possible.

Paper

  • All paper is 100% recycled and recyclable.
  • Cards are 100% post-consumer content.
  • Envelopes are at least 20% post-consumer content.

Packaging

  • Clear card sleeves are custom made from wood pulp and can be composted in yard waste bins and at home.*

Printing

  • Cards are printed on an environmentally responsible machine that produces little to no waste.

    Mailers

    • Rigid and floppy cardboard mailers are 100% recycled and recyclable.

       

       New Non-Plastic Packaging

      * Sad Shop cards were first packaged in “biodegradable” clear sleeves made from corn oil (PLA). Unfortunately I learned that, although PLA is certified compostable, it only properly biodegrades in ultra-specialized treatment facilities. When disposed into landfills, PLA biodegrades at the same rate as plastic.

      My next iteration of clear sleeves were made of partially recycled plastic. I chose them over PLA sleeves because they ultimately created a lower net waste.

      Now I am thrilled to have finally found a fully compostable clear sleeve. Although they are slightly less luxurious than industry-standard plastic sleeves, I strongly feel the slight decrease in perfection is overwhelmingly outweighed by the elimination of single-use plastic.

      Please contact me if you would like to be connected with my compostable packaging supplier! I am delighted to share this resource as widely as possible.