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.

  • Glass items are safely wrapped in unbleached, 100% PCR, compostable, reusable and recyclable tissue paper, cardboard padding and natural rubber bands.
  • The bubble shipping mailers we use are from EcoEnclose and are made from 32.6% post industrial recycled content, they have a dual self-seal adhesive strip allows for reuse and are fully recycable at store drop off or curbside services that take grocery bags.
  • 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.
  • The glass containers are reusable and recyclable.
  • The cardboard containers are compostable.
  • The plastic containers are reusable and recyclable.
  • The tissue paper wrap is 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 recycling center. One big challenge has been thin plastics, so I use the Terracycle boxes for those recycling needs.
  • The soaps are wrapped in 100% PCR, compostable, reusable and recyclable tissue paper.
  • I offer many zero waste products and am adding new ones all the time, you can find them here.
  • I personally drive a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and follow the 4 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery
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 we sell, read more about it HERE.

Every little bit helps!!