Being Green

Eepples is committed to producing products with as small of an impact on our environment as possible.

 

Recyclable

Our products are 100% recyclable.  The MilkCharm dial is made using food grade polypropylene (#5 – PP) which is commonly collected in curbside recycling programs and at local recycling centers.   The MilkCharm band is 100% food grade silicone.  Silicone is not typically collected in local curbside collection programs nor is it typically accepted at local recycling centers.  However, silicone recycling programs do exist and we are committed to making sure our products are recycled if their useful life should come to an end.   Therefore, should you ever find yourself needing to dispose of this item and are not sure if you can recycle it locally, please send it back to us (dial, band, or both) and we’ll happily take care of it for you.  We’ll even pay for the shipping.  Simply drop us a line at info@eepples.com and request a pre-paid shipping label for recycling, send it off, and we’ll take care of the rest.

 

Recycled Content

We incorporate as much quality recycled polypropylene as we can get our hands on.  Our goal is to continually increase the recycled content of our product, so we are constantly searching for reliable sources of quality recycled material.

 

Made in the USA

Our products are 100% made in the USA.  We like having our products made in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few reasons.  First, we like the idea of supporting our local economy.  Second, we like being able to hop in the car, drive down to the factory, and see how things are going.  This means better quality control, plus it’s really cool to watch the machines pump out MilkCharms!  Third, local production means reduced shipping distances which saves gas.

 

Packaging

MilkCharms purchased directly through the website are packaged in a plant-based plastic sleeve which is certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) by meeting ASTM D6400 and EN 13432 standards.  The card inserts are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled card stock (FSC-certified, Ancient Forest Friendly, Green-e Certified) using soy-based inks.  The cards are, of course, recyclable.

 

Shipping

We hate ordering stuff then finding at our doorstep a huge box with a tiny item inside surrounded by a mass of plastic bubble wrap.  We don’t do that.  We use mailers and boxes that are sized appropriately for the order to reduce the amount of material used.  For ground shipments, we use padded mailers made from 100% recycled paper (25% post-consumer) which are fully recyclable.  For expedited shipping, we use USPS supplied mailers, so we’re at their mercy on that front.  If packaging filler is needed, we either use one made from 100% recycled paper (90% post-consumer) which is fully recyclable, or we reuse the packing material that was used in shipments we received to give it more life before heading to the recycling center or landfill (ugg).  Additionally, we use as little tape as possible to deliver your MilkCharms safely and securely.

 

Eepples is committed to continually increasing the sustainability of our product and our operations.

 

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