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We at Phoenix Import make sustainable management choices concerning packaging and shipping your order. Because we care about the environment and feel a responsibility towards sustainable entrepreneurship.
Eco Flow Chips
To fill up the box(es) with your order, we use Eco Flow Chips. They are made from gm free starch and are 100% biodegradable. Unlike all other loose fills on the market, Eco Flo is 100% compostable (EN13432) and independently proven to offer better all-round protection than polystyrene loose fill. When packed, the odourless, white Eco Flo chips form an impenetrable barrier around the product, which prevents them from migrating to the bottom of the carton. The chips surrounding the product provide high level shock and impact protection for your goods, which minimizes breakages.
Opus Bio Air cushions
Also, we use biodegradable air cushions that can be reused or recycled in the appropriate waste disposal or through composting. Opus Bio uses a special additive that causes the film to completely break down as measured by ASTM D6954-04. Opus Bio completely biodegrades in 12 to 24 months when in the presence of moisture, micro-organisms and oxygen, leaving no toxic or heavy metal residues.
Biodegradable plastic bags
For the protection of some of our larger products, like meditation cushions and yoga bolsters, we use biodegradable plastic bags. You can give these a second life too, and after dispose of them in the green waste container or through composting.
Recycling of cardboard boxes
Whenever possible, we reuse the cardboard boxes we get from our suppliers. In that way, existing materials are recycled, and less waste is produced.
We ask our manufacturers and suppliers to use the least possible materials that cannot be recycled suitably. However, you still will find some products to be packed in plastic or being steadied against damaging with polystyrene, like our crystal singing bowls and fragile statues.
The materials our suppliers use to pack their goods, is of course not entirely in our hands and/or sometimes there is presently no suitable alternative available.
We ongoingly communicate with our suppliers and encourage them to use less plastics and think with us about how to improve the use of sustainable materials in packaging and how to diminish waste materials in general.
What can you do?
If you have a web shop, we advise you to reuse as much as possible the packaging materials that you received from us. Let your customers know why you follow this sustainable packing principles, they will certainly appreciate it.
Shipping within Europe with DPD: Climate-neutral parcel delivery
We prefer to ship with DPD because they take responsibility for both the environment and society in their business operations. A spearhead in their sustainability strategy is climate-neutral parcel delivery, without extra cost to senders or recipients. DPD limits any greenhouse gases emitted, for instance by increasing the use of electric vehicles and transport bicycles. DPD compensates for any unavoidable emissions by investing in clean and renewable energy projects. For full transparency of their efforts in this area, they are ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified.
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