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At Eisdir we take reusing, recycling and repurposing pretty seriously. Even though we’re only one small company, we know we can all make a big impact by deliberately using the best materials, safest packaging, and finding ways to continually improve our carbon footprint. This Earth Day was a good opportunity to take stock of our commitment to the environment.
How we reduce, reuse and recycle returned product
Like any product company, we receive returns. Often that returned product is perfectly usable, but due to dings or scratches, it’s not re-sellable. Rather than add to our local landfills, we donate as much product as possible to nonprofits.
What's on the inside of our Laminate and Powdercoated tops? 100% post-consumer recycled high-density particle board core, that’s what. Each desktop is sealed by a Greenguard certified low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), zero urea-formaldehyde water-based adhesive.
Packaging and materials
Whenever possible, we use recycled or recyclable materials for our packaging. We’re always developing our newer products to ship with minimal materials, and, where we can, 100% recyclable packaging. We always try to source brown, uncoated cardboard for packaging, which, unlike white cardboard, is more likely to come from post-consumer sources. Increasingly, we are using recycled cardboard wherever we can. We’ve also eliminated the use of VOC-containing glues in our packages, opting for staples to hold seams together.
Still, we could be doing more. We can always do better. We began reducing the amount of EPE (Expanded Polyethylene Foam) used to package our products. Instead, we are now using recycled cardboard wherever we can, which is light enough to keep our carbon footprint low, and sufficiently robust to protect our precious cargo.
Recycling is important, but we're always looking for ways we can reuse material before sending it to be recycled. We developed a relationship with a local business who takes our foam, cuts it up and uses it to package their own goods for shipping. For our returned and damaged metal parts that aren't as easy to reuse, we round those up for shipments to recycling.