Our Favorite Color is Green
Everything Cello's Green Practices
When we were in grade school, the "green" teaching of the day was this: "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle".
We haven't forgotten.
A ton of paper and cardboard is used in operating a retail and shipping business. A lot of "packing material" is also used to protect the items in your order's shipment.
Doing Our Part
We know that most of this material is eventually thrown out, and we want whatever is thrown out to either be recycled or biodegrade quickly and cleanly. Beyond that, we do our best to limit the amount of disposable material used in all aspects of our business.
Do Your Part
- Recycled paper: We print on 100% recycled paper, period. Documents are printed double-sided whenever possible, in order to reduce paper consumption. We even print in-house documents on blank sides of old non-sensitive documents. Sensitive documents are shredded, then recycled.
- Recycled cardboard: Whenever available, we purchase and use recycled cardboard boxes for shipments. The boxes received containing inventory shipments are also reused whenever possible.
- Packaging materials: Orders are packed with recycled paper, cornstarch packing peanuts, and reused materials from inventory shipments. (Cornstarch biodegrades quickly and cleanly, and is sourced largely from domestic produce.) All styrofoam materials received with inventory shipments are reused in order shipments; we do not purchase or intentionally acquire any styrofoam packing materials.
- Recycling: We recycle! Though we do our best to drastically reduce our waste production, some stuff just has to get thrown out. Everything Cello is committed to recycling everything we can. That includes our paper waste, cardboard waste, batteries, laser toner cartridges, old electronic devices, and more.
Have another idea for us?
- Recycle your packaging! Your Everything Cello order will arrive in a cardboard package and will include a paper packing list from us. Most U.S. communities have recycling services and facilities which can recycle these paper-based materials.
- Print concert programs on recycled paper: Giving a recital or concert? Print your programs on 100% recycled paper. Print enough for only 75% of your anticipated audience and ask them to share.
- Make double-sided photocopies: Copying some music for score study or backup copies? Any modern printer or copier can print double-sided. You'll use only 50% of the paper you would use otherwise, and that's worth a couple more page turns!
As always, we welcome your feedback! If you have an idea that might help us to improve our conservation and earth-friendly business practices, please let us know!
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