GUUD Packaging Pledge – GUUD Products

GUUD Packaging Pledge

The main cause for the increase in plastic production is plastic packaging. Plastic packaging was 42% of all non-fiber plastic produced, and it also made up 52% of plastics thrown away1. Packaging is the product used to wrap or protect goods, including food, beverages, medications and cosmetic products. Containers and packaging are used in the shipping, storage and protection of products.2

That is a lot of plastic. Tons and tons of single use plastic.

Consumer packaging plastic has an average of a 15 minute life span, this is the amount of time before you throw it away. Whereas, the time to decompose can be in the 500-5,000 year range depending on the exact type of plastic.3

This clearly has to stop.

We at GUUD have made a pledge to keep our packaging design minimal yet functional and always plastic free. 99% of our shipping boxes, envelops and packages are based on recycled paper products, eco-friendly printing processes and non-plastic adhesives thanks to partners like EcoEnclose and GreenerPrinter. 

You may already know our products are sold as carbon neutral.

What this means is we offset the carbon emissions for product shipments and delivery through our partnership with CarbonFund.org. This insures your purchase is as close to carbon neutral as possible by the time it reaches your doorstep. Our product packaging insures that it is free and clear of any plastics, giving you an end product that lightens your carbon footprint as you use it everyday and is carbon neutral straight out of the box! 

To give you an idea of the impact global plastic production represents 4-8% of total petroleum production annually.4 Understanding that plastics are a petroleum-based product we think it's important to seek out alternatives even if it costs a few extra pennies. We think it is worth it to keep plastic out of our landfills, and out of our waterways.

 

SOURCES:

1. Earth Day 2018 | Fact Sheet: Single Use Plastics

2. EPA | Containers and Packaging: Product-Specific Data

3. BIO-TEC Environmental | Lifespan of Plastic

4. Our World in Data | FAQs on Plastic

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