Increasingly more consumers care about making sustainable choices. Each day we test products made with renewable, natural ethically sourced materials such as bamboo, wood, wheat straw, recycled paper fiber, cork, PEVA, and RPET, in an effort to grow our offering of eco friendly, tech products. We offer better gifts with reduced waste, so mindful givers are able to feel good about giving. The good news is that alternative options exist. We are proud to offer a product line in the eco category, making it possible for customer partners to make ethical choices for a healthier ecosystem.
Wheat Straw Plastic
Used in plastic production as an ideal zero-waste option, wheat straw plastic is biodegradable and sustainable. It takes only three to six months to compost. Wheat straw is a renewable alternative to plastic. Once made into polymer, it can be recycled to make new plastic products. Wheat straw is a byproduct of harvested wheat. The plastic is created by breaking down the cellulose the wheat straw contains. Polymer and plastic created from wheat straw is natural and BPA free.
Cork is 100% natural, reusable, recyclable, and sustainable, renewable and good for the environment as we can imagine a material to be. Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.). Cork is lightweight, durable, naturally antimicrobial, and impermeable to water. The spongy substance is harvested by hand every 7-10 years. The trees regenerate naturally over time making it an easy sustainable choice. Whether from the environmental, social or economic perspective, cork is one of the world’s most versatile materials.
Bamboo // Wood // Paper Fiber
Along with many other useful traits, Bamboo is highly renewable. In fact, it’s the fastest growing plant on the planet. Despite its wood-like texture, bamboo is not actually classified as a tree, and regrows to its adult plant size in 3 to 5 years. Technically, bamboo is a type of grass, producing 35% more oxygen for our ecosystem than similar plants making it a great choice. Others are sustainable including the tulip, black cherry, willow, aspen, elm, cottonwood, and soft maple. On top of their carbon sequestration potential, these timber trees are fast-growing species which are abundant in US forests. Their wood is also fast to dry and transport.