Ok, so our postage and packaging isn’t cost-free (unless maybe you’ve got your hands on a special code). But we have freed it from some of its traditionally less eco-friendly ways…
We apologise for that little bit of click bait there all the same. We just wanted to get your attention to tell you about some of the exciting changes we’ve made to further reduce the environmental impact of Paper on the Rocks’ business.
Growing from a one-woman business a couple of years ago to a bigger team today means we now have the resources to research and put into place more environmentally-friendly systems.
Postage and packaging can be the source of a shameful amount of carbon and material waste. We don’t want to be part of this. So here’s how we’ve recently upped our postage and packaging game to ensure a more tree-friendly delivery experience for our eco-notebooks.
We are now partners with Fietskoeriers, a bicycle courier service whose cyclists will deliver your order if you live in one of the many Dutch cities where they’re active. So now you’re not only getting a sustainable notebook, but a sustainably delivered one too! And an added bonus of partnering with Fietskoeriers? We now have a track and trace code on all our packages.
Very soon all our orders will be sent out in tree-free envelopes. These envelopes are made by Paperwise from 100% recycled agricultural waste. Remember to open your order carefully so you can reuse the envelope.
Stuffed with goodness
Ordering a whole box load of Rockbooks? Your new stationery will come snuggled among fully compostable and biodegradable packing chips (not to be confused with regular chips). If you’re not planning to reuse them, be sure you put them in your compost bin and not in the normal waste.
All the small things
You’ll be pleased to know that the labels, packing slip, and other bits and pieces we include with your order are all printed on paper produced from 100% recycled agricultural waste. Go one step further and use these little bits of paper for scribbling notes on, or wrapping tiny presents in, before you recycle them.
Seeds of love
Yes, using our notebooks in place of wood pulp paper notebooks saves trees, hurrah! But wouldn’t it be great if you could help nature in other ways at the same time? We think so too. That’s why we’re part of The Pollinators’ National Zaaicoalitie. This means that from 10 April, in celebration of National Seed Day on 22 April, we’ll be posting out packets of seeds with all your orders. So you can grow your own little flower paradise to support bees, and other pollinating species, making your own small contribution to increasing biodiversity.
This is just the start. We’re working towards ensuring that all our processes, as well as the materials we use to make our products, are as environmentally-friendly as possible. We’ll share our progress with you here on the blog, on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, so follow along.
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