Here at Reclamation Organics our passion is in more than the product, it is also in the entire process. We believe businesses have a responsibility to to be ethical and leave as small a footprint as possible. As we have grown, we have constantly looked ahead to find more innovative ways to thoughtfully design our business to make a positive impact and be sustainable from start to finish. We call this our Clean Green Loop. It starts with the farmers and ends with getting the product to you. There is a lot in between!
We use ultraviolet glass jars and have our own recycling program. We use glass so that there is no leaching of plastic, and the jars can be used forever. The Miron Violet glass blocks the complete spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet part.
At the same time it allows a certain part to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UV-A, and infra red light. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are released by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of products. You can learn more about our jars here.
We have spent 3 months searching for labels that met our standard and we could feel good about using. We care about using eco-friendly packaging and after polling from you, our customers, we chose to use PURE Labels for our 100% compostable labels made by Elevate Packaging. The labels we are using are sourced from sustainably sourced pulp. We love our planet and know that each sustainable packaging choice we make matters! When you send in your jars to be sanitized and reused, we will first try to reuse the labels- if the jar needs to be used for a different product, or the label has started deteriorating, we will remove and compost ourselves in our garden at the shop! We are so so excited about this!
We currently use Ecoenclose recycled padded mailers. There is just no denying the earthy appeal of 100% Recycled Padded Mailers. These bad boys scream, “EARTH MATTERS!”Recovered newspaper is matted into a layer of cushioning -- a pillow of paper of sorts -- and then sandwiched between two solid layers of recycled kraft paper. The result is one heck of an irrefutably eco-friendly cushioned mailer.
We are looking into use reusable mailers from Limeloop and will gradually been switching over when we use up all of our recycled mailers.
Our Packaging/Tape: all our tape that we use, whether paper or “plastic” is compostable and plant based. Our clear “plastic” Tape is actually made from a plant based cellulose!
For padding we use a mixture of options:
Biodegradable packing peanuts that are sent to use when we order our Miron Jars in Bulk. We give them Another purpose by reusing to pad our own orders. These can be melted in water in your sink.
Crinkle paper: we either order from ecoenclose which is made from recycled papers, or we reuse from donated packaging from family members saved from orders.
White paper packaging: made from recycled newspapers
other: other paper packaging we used is all from donated packaging from family!
All waste and water is reused on our mini backyard homestead- we have a pump set up that pumps the water directly into our backyard- we use all biodegradable soaps. We compost unused product/labels from jars, and packaging directly into our backyard as well!