Sustainable Packaging

(all made within the USA!)

 

VOID FILL

Backyard Fern utilizes no plastic bubble wrap, air pillows, or other wasteful packaging!

We utilize void fill (the wrapping and crumpled paper protecting products during shipment) made from 100% recycled and curbside recyclable kraft paper.

All of the void fill we use is 100% biodegradable!

SHIPPING LABELS & STICKERS

Backyard Fern utilizes the only zero waste shipping labels and stickers on the market!

They are the only labels and stickers available that have 100% recycled and curbside recyclable liners, meaning that we aren't filling our landfills with the backings of shipping labels and stickers like the majority of other businesses!

 

The stickers are free from typical plastic coatings, and both the labels and stickers are made from 100% post consumer waste meaning no new trees were destroyed to make them!

 Our shipping labels and stickers are also 100% biodegradable.​

TAPE

Backyard Fern utilizes no plastic film shipping tape. We only use kraft paper tapes! 

Our brown kraft tapes are special because they use a plant-derived biodegradable adhesive.

We use both reinforced and non-reinforced kraft tapes.

The non-reinforced tape is 100% recyclable and biodegradable!

Boxes with reinforced tape attached (which contain glass threads for added strength)

are curbside recyclable, as the threads are separated during the recycling process. 

All of our brown kraft tapes are made from at least 50% recycled material.

MAILERS & BOXES

Backyard Fern utilizes a variety of different mailers (shipping envelopes) and boxes -

all of which are curbside recyclable, 

made from either 100% recycled kraft paper (mailers)

or 100% recycled corrugated kraft cardboard (boxes)! 

Certified Carbon Neutral Shipping

We offset our UPS shipments through the UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping Program,

where we pay a fee per shipment that UPS uses to offset the climate impact of the shipment.

That money goes towards environmental projects such as

landfill gas destruction, wastewater treatment, and methane destruction.

The UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping Program has been verified

by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), an inspection, testing, and verification company.

The UPS carbon offset process is also certified by The CarbonNeutral Company.

We offset our USPS shipments through Carbonfund.org

where we pay a monthly shipping emissions fee that is calculated based on our monthly shipping data.

Each month's contribution goes towards environmental projects such as

reforestation and renewable energy.

All Carbonfund.org offset projects are verified by a variety of third party organizations to the highest certification standards.