One of the main reasons that I became interested in using reusable cloth nappies while pregnant with my first baby was the huge environmental benefits they have over disposables. Single use disposable products don’t make much sense to me – why spend money on something that you use once then throw away in the landfill when there are other options that you can reuse over and again? And when it comes to babies and nappies, let’s face it – sometimes those nappies can last mere minutes on the bum before needing to be changed again! Disposable products definitely have their place in our lives, but we do need to be more conscious of our impact on our environment and doing what we can to preserve New Zealand’s beautiful countryside.
Environmentally friendly nappies
So with that in mind (and the fact that many of our fantastic customers feel the same), we do what we can to make sure that in running Bubblebubs NZ our environmental impact is as little as possible.
Our cloth nappies leave the manufacturer in no fancy product packaging. While they might not look as pretty when you receive them, we really don’t see a lot of point in wrapping our environmentally friendly products in any kind of plastic or paper when ultimately this will need to be disposed of. While there are packaging options out there that can be recycled, because our products don’t need any kind of protection while being shipped (they’re soft and fluffy enough to cope with most rough treatment!), why add packaging if it’s really not that necessary?
In most cases we use recyclable options for shipping our products to customers – usually cardboard boxes. We do occasionally use plastic satchels (which can also be recycled in the soft plastics recycling scheme) but do our best to keep these to a minimum. And if you can’t reuse the box your order has arrived in, remember that boxes make the BEST toys according to little ones!
We have a couple of products which do need protection when shipping, so any protective packing that we use for these is always reused from packages that we’ve received. We also try to recycle boxes when shipping out orders if we can – they may not look as pretty as a brand new box, but they still do the job!
We do use a limited amount of packing within boxes, but this is recyclable or hopefully reusable (tissue or paper).
We run a paperless office – everything is stored and worked on electronically so we don’t need to print anything out. This is also the reason why you won’t find any printed packing slips or invoices within your parcel – all information about your order is sent out by email. And if you need another copy because you’ve accidentally deleted it or it’s disappeared in your inbox, just let us know as we’re happy to resend anything you need!
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