Recycling policy, or, Are your boxes happy?

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The increase in online shopping is taking the world by storm.   USPS handled 202.7 billion pieces of mail in 2008! (source)  Online purchases were estimated to be more than one hundred billion dollars in the year 2006 in the United States of America alone. (source)  That has got to translate into a lot of boxes and filler material! 

More internet shopping means more boxes & packing material being made, sold, used and tossed in the landfill.  Some is “natural” and some toxic.  But, once our hands have touched something, must it go directly to the landfill and not pass go?

When we order something online we want it to arrive at our front door, safe and clean.  Safety in packaging has double meanings, safety for the environment and safety for the products being shipped. What ensures your purchase gets from us to you in a tidy “happy box” may not be safe when plastic bubble wrap, Styrofoam pellets, or other space fillers, are used once and then discarded into landfills.  While these packing inventions were good for a while, we now know how damaging they can be to the environment and our growing landfills.

Switching from earth damaging packing materials to green packing was pretty dog-gone easy and a no-brainer for us at Earthly Delight Soap.   For many years now friends, family, and employees have provided Earthly Delight with enough Junk mail and Magazines for shredding to have a constant supply of shipping filler. 

We shred and re-use boxes, but you can be rest assured your package will be clean, tidy and safe when it arrives to your home.  We call that the “Happy Box”.

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Ceo & Janitor

P.S. We can ship to virtually any address in the world.  Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

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