I’ve been wanting to write this entry for awhile and after our new order that came in last week I finally got around to thinking about it and actually writing it.
What I find awesome about the company we contract with, Amway Global, is the fact they have a high standard for the impact they have on the environment. The packaging materials we get are all recyclable and biodegradable. How cool is that?
I work in IT and every day receive a ton of packaging from companies like Dell, IBM, etc.. and NONE of them have any consideration for the environment. I don’t even think the cardboard boxes are recyclable. I could be wrong, however I know the packaging inside the box is not especially the foam.
Amway Global has a few things that really stand out:
- The cardboard is made from post consume products and is recyclable.
- The packing peanuts as you’ll see in the video below are made from cornstarch and can be washed down the drain, eaten, or thrown out where they will dissolve and won’t hurt the environment or landfills
- The air bags that stop the product from moving around or being damanged is bio-degradable as you’ll see in the picture. I’ve never seen this with any other company to date. It may be out there but I’ve not seen it yet.
- They are one of 2 companies that have won the United Nations Environmental Protection Award for their cleaning products that have been green and save for the environment for over 50 years. This award is typically given to countries not companies. Goodyear is the other company for recycling tires.
I don’t know about you but as an avid outdoor enthusiast I’m pretty big on the impact we have on our environment and I’d much rather partner with a company that takes this type of commitment and seriousness to heart. Depending on your values, what kind of company are you supporting?