What does that mean for Wildewood?
Utilizing Recycled Papers.
Brand labels and packing notes are printed on recycled paper. Whenever there is a paper product that might come to the shop, we always look for a sustainable way to bring it into existence.
Silicone-Free Shipping Labels.
Sound intriguing? It should! We use silicone-free, recycled paper shipping labels on our packages. The backing paper for sticker sheets (called a release liner) is usually coated in silicone to prevent the label from overstaying its welcome. Silicone--while recyclable by itself-- is not biodegradable, and recycling plants often can't recycle these lil' silicone-coated stinkers. This adds up to quite a bit of waste per year by e-commerce companies from shipping labels alone.
The shipping labels that we use do not have silicone coating on their release liners, and are completely biodegradable and recyclable. This was one step that we were happy to take.
Tissue Paper Printed on FSC-Certified Paper.
Received an order with tissue paper? The tissue paper that we use is printed with soy-based inks, on FSC-certified paper, and is acid-, sulphur-, and lignin-free. It is completely compostable and recyclable.
If it's not printed tissue paper, it's still 100% recycled.
These little critters do a lot for our shop and for the environment. As some of our dyes contain heavy metals, we do our best to prevent dye from going down the drain and into our water system by using our Penny Skein series. These are one-of-a-kind skeins that we use to soak up any excess dye or dye leftover from a dye day. This also allows us to recycle gallons of water.
Moving toward Plastic-Free Packaging.
While you may receive packages from us that include a clear plastic bag to keep your yarn clean, or in a recycled (and recyclable mailer), we are currently working toward plastic-free packaging for the future! After learning more about the limitations of recycling plastics, this is a change that we are dedicated to making. That includes discontinuing usage of plastic packing tape, too.
With new experiences come new lessons learned, new knowledge discovered. We are constantly working toward finding more sustainable practices, both in terms of carbon emissions and recyclability.