Today is Earth day and its all over the news and the blogs.
I think it’s a little funny that it takes a special holiday for some people to think about saving our planet. Why can’t everyone save the planet every day? It seems like being eco friendly is becoming more of a mainstream idea lately and I think that’s great!
So, instead of me telling you what I’m doing today to save the planet, I thought I would tell you what Worldstart has been doing every day to lower our impact on the environment.
As a .com company and an online store, we have some unique opportunities to to cut back our eco impact on a daily basis. One of the ways that we have been doing this is by reducing the amount of paper that we waste.
If you have ordered from our online store in the past, you may have noticed that we don’t mail invoices with our packages. When you order from us, you receive an email with your invoice and your package is shipped with only a shipping label on the front.
Worldstart ships thousands of packages a year. By not shipping invoices with our orders, we do our part in stopping the destruction of forests for the making of paper. We also reduce the overall cost of shipping a package and pass that savings on to you.
Another thing you may have noticed is that many of our software titles are shipped as “cd only”. We work with our suppliers and publishers to receive our products with as little packaging as possible. From the way we see it, there is no point in having all of that packaging when really all you need is the disk. If the packaging is not necessary with a product, we would rather not have it produced for us. Again, reducing our impact on the planet.
On top of our packaging efforts, we also do the normal stuff that you would expect from nearly everyone these days. This includes recycling any cardboard and paper products that we do use and shutting down all un-necessary computer systems during non-business hours.
As you can see, there are a lot of little things that can be done to save the planet on a daily basis. Now, let me ask you. What are you doing on earth day (or any day) to help save our planet for the future?
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