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Making Low-Waste Products Still Creates Waste...But We're Getting Better!

About Us Manufacturing Sustainability

Making Low-Waste Products Still Creates Waste...But We're Getting Better!

Our impact as a product making company isn't just the from the stuff we make that ends up in your home. It's also in the waste we create in the factory.

We realized a long time ago that we weren't going to be able to shove the trash from our production floor into a mason jar, but that didn't stop us from finding ways to track and reduce the waste we create. Here are some ways we've worked to reduce our waste over the last 3 years, and the results of those efforts.

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UPDATED: Temporary Plastic Use Alert - PLASTIC REMOVED!

About Us Manufacturing Sustainability

UPDATED: Temporary Plastic Use Alert - PLASTIC REMOVED!

May 17, 2018 UPDATE: We are excited to announce that we found the root cause of the breaking sealing stickers on our Fulfilled by Amazon products. That means we get to switch back to paper sealing stickers. Hooray! No more unnecessary plastic. Thank you for your patience. We're happy to go back to our 100% single-use plastic-free product line.   Hello Meliorites!  We wanted to let everyone know that temporarily, we will be adding a small amount of plastic to our product packaging. Current, paper-based seals (L) and temporary, plastic-backed seals (R). Plastic-backed seals will only be on orders fulfilled...

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5 Laundry Tips for Your Athletic Gear

Laundry Tips Sustainability

5 Laundry Tips for Your Athletic Gear

  Performance fabrics do a great job of keeping us cool while working out or doing yard work, but sometimes they result in your home smelling like a locker-room. While some people might like that smell, here’s a few ways to prevent it for those with a nose for a cleaner smelling home. Air it Out! Leaving a pile of sweaty clothes balled up after a workout is easy.  However, it’s also a breeding ground for bacteria, which is what causes that “locker-room” smell (especially those synthetic fabrics!). Even if you’re not going to wash them right away, hang your...

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It IS Easy to be Green

Ingredients Sustainability

It IS Easy to be Green

  Cleaning is not typically a favorite home activity. Maybe that’s why it feels like an extra burden to figure out what “green cleaning” is – haven’t we already done enough? However, the cleaning products used in your home impact the indoor air quality, your health, and the environment. Making a few simple changes to the products you use means your normal routine - whether you are a strict cleaning-calendar adherent or you run through the house with a rag when company is on the way – just got greener. We’ve listed 5 starter steps that’ll have you well on...

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Getting Bigger, Reducing Waste

Manufacturing Sustainability

Getting Bigger, Reducing Waste

This week we have a lovely and very direct example to demonstrate that old phrase "economies of scale".  As you can see, after 3 years of staring guiltily at empty 3.5-pound boxes of washing soda that are exactly the same as the ones you can find on many retail shelves, we finally have upgraded to more industrial quantities and packaging. The 50-pound bags are a relief to waste-haters (and a throwback packaging format for Mike, who spent some time on the farm growing up).  It's one of the small people-planet-profit victories we like to celebrate; just ask how excited we...

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