Being Greener

Planet Friendly Business Practices

Somethin' Special has committed to doing as little harm to the earth, animals and people as possible. In addition to being 100% cruelty-free, here are a few practices I've implemented in my efforts to be greener.

  • The poly mailer bubble envelopes used to ship most of my orders are reusable (there is a 2nd adhesive strip to reuse them), are 32.6% PCR (post consumer recycled) and recyclable.
  • Glass items are safely wrapped in unbleached, 100% PCR, compostable, reusable and recyclable tissue paper, cardboard padding and natural rubber bands.
  • All packing lists included with every shipment is printed on 100% PCR (post consumer recycled) paper and is recyclable.
  • The small bags for the sniffies are compostable.
  • The cotton pads for the sniffies are compostable (after they are dried out and the fragrance is gone).
  • The glass containers for the roll-ons and sample oils are reusable and recyclable.
  • The cardboard containers (I'm looking for more of these!) for the solid perfumes and lotions are compostable.
  • The plastic containers (jars, bottles, caps, etc.) are reusable and recyclable.
  • The tissue paper wrap is unbleached, 100% PCR, compostable, reusable and recyclable
  • I'm always concerned about my contribution to the waste stream, I recycle everything that cannot be composted through my local Sedona Recycles center. One big challenge has been thin plastics, so I use the Terracycle boxes for those recycling needs.
  • The soaps are wrapped in paper bags, which are recyclable and compostable.
  • The padded USPS mailers are reusable and recyclable.
If you have any tips or suggestions on how I can move towards reducing my plastics use further and ideas for alternative packaging, please email me at sales@somethinspecial.com.

I also have a stringent quality control process for all items I carry, read more about it HERE.

For some tips on how to reduce/reuse/recycle in your home, stop by this BLOG POST.

Every little bit helps!!