A More Sustainable Shipping Method
There's an environmental cost to expedited shipping - that's why we don't do it. Expedited shipping means your packages may not be as consolidated as they could be, leading to more cars and trucks required to deliver them, which researchers have found is adding more congestion to our cities, and pollutants to our air. We ship via ground transportation only and leverage USPS's existing network to minimize our carbon footprint. Our manufacturing and distribution facilities are centrally located in Chicago, Illinois. Operationally, this allows us to deliver nationwide with efficiency.
We are constantly taking steps to lighten our load on the environment, and reduce greenhouse gases associated with our normal business operations.
That is why we provide carbon neutral shipping on all orders, through our purchase of carbon offsets, to cover our direct and indirect carbon emissions.
What is a carbon offset?
A carbon offset is a scientifically quantified reduction in greenhouse gas emissions created when one metric ton of greenhouse gas is captured, avoided or destroyed in order to compensate for an equivalent emission made.
How Does It Work?
Carbon offsets enable organizations like ours to reduce our environmental impact by supporting projects that are actively working to reduce, absorb or prevent carbon and other emissions from entering the atmosphere.
These projects can be in the form of forestry conservation efforts, or technology that captures gas before it is released (such as at a landfill, or a farm with decomposing waste).
Our Project: Clinton Landfill #2 Gas Collection and Combustion Protocol
Through our carbon offset partner, 3Degrees, we support a project located near our warehouse facility in Chicago. The project activity involves voluntary expansion of the landfill gas management system to capture and destroy methane that would be partially released to the atmosphere.
The system includes wells, piping, blowers, meters and valves, a back-up open flare, two 1.6 MW Caterpillar engine generator sets, gas conditioning equipment, a building to house the generators, and associated interconnection and metering devices.