Packaging and Recycling
Recycling and using only environmentally friendly materials is important to us and our community here at Ocean Works. Our suppliers use little water during the dyeing process, they use solar panels to reduce energy consumption, sustainable cotton, and much more. We are mostly eco-friendly, but we are also not perfect. This is the journey we are on today, looking to create a better future for us all.
Here are some details about our packaging:
Since the inception of Ocean Works in 2021, with the help of our community, we now use 100% recyclable poly mailers for every order. We are so proud to have come this far with sustainability and are excited for the future and how me might be able to impact our planet in a green way.
Additionally, you can help us by using these solutions to do the right thing when it comes to recycling the right way.
- Recycle your plastic properly: If you can't recycle your plastic properly, you can ship them to EcoEnclose for recycling. Learn more about our Poly Mailer Take Back Program. Do not recycle your plastic in a curbside bin, find a local retail drop off location. See here for more information on how to find these. (plasticfilmrecycling.org) Here is another place to find out what you can do recycle your items properly (recycleacrossamerica.org)
- Placing an order: When placing an order, make sure to place one single order. Sometimes our supplier splits the packaging which doubles the amount of plastic used.
- Skip the overnight shipping: You don’t have to stop shopping online. In fact, shopping online generally has a smaller carbon footprint than driving to the store. But before you select the fastest delivery option, consider whether you need the order in two days. Also, avoid the temptation to try on our and return them online. Make sure you read the size table. These small changes stack up, resulting in fewer trucks on the road and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.