PacaPod’s Green Roots Now don’t get us wrong, we are not claiming to have achieved a completely sustainable business, but we are working to make improvements where we can to reduce PacaPod’s carbon footprint.
Green Packaging We’ve recently introduced new packaging used to send your lovely purchases to you – as well as looking pretty when it lands on your doorstep, our new poly bags are completely biodegradable. 12-18 months after use, this eco-friendly packaging will simply begin to biodegrade harmlessly back into the earth. This helps significantly in reducing the amount of packaging that needs to go to landfill and in addition conserves energy, as the biodegrading process does not require external energy.
Green nappies (metaphorically speaking) Did you know the average baby will get through around 4000 disposable nappies in their lifetime? Just imagine what a huge pile of smelly rubbish that equates to… With this in mind we made sure that the Changer Pod in each PacaPod bag has been designed to accommodate reusable cloth nappies – with 3 billion disposable nappies being thrown away each year and 90% of these ending up in landfills we encourage you all to try out reusable nappies..
Green Waste We hate throwing things away and often prefer to embrace our hoarding tendencies, but when the time finally comes to (reluctantly) rid ourselves of piles of empty boxes etc, we make sure as little as possible ends up in the bin.
As well as recycling 100% of cardboard used in our office and warehouse, we make sure that no PacaPod changing bag in our possession ends it’s life in a landfill. Those bags that are functional despite previous handling are donated to charities to start afresh with a new owner, and bags that have sadly seen the end of their days are completely broken down component by component and recycled back into good use, with some elements being used in power stations to make fuel!
Green Office On a more personal level, we are each doing our little bit to reduce PacaPod’s carbon footprint; our Barnstaple office is easily accessible by bus and train, and those of us who can, have ditched our cars and started walking to work (despite the typical Devonshire wet weather) – it’s the perfect way to clear our heads and switch on our “work brains” after dropping the kids at school.
Ok, so these may only be small changes, but remember that lots of small changes build up to eventually become one HUGE change – although we’ve got quite a journey ahead of us, we’re proud to have started down the path to becoming a entirely sustainable business.