Earth Goals & Commitments
We started Wild Hazel because we care a lot about helping people find true balance in health and beauty, but we care just as much about the planet and want to do our part in keeping it clean and its inhabitants safe. WE PROMISE TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND WITH EVERY DECISION WE MAKE TO STAY PROGRESSIVE WHEN IT COMES TO STAYING PLASTIC-FREE AND CRUELTY-FREE.
Pure & Simple
We do our absolute best to source Certified Organic, EcoCert Certified, Fair Trade, & Responsibly Wild Crafted ingredients whenever possible. We steer clear of artificial fragrances, dyes, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, and other toxic or unnecessary fillers. OUR PRODUCTS WILL ALWAYS BE NON-TOXIC, HIGHLY STABLE, AND CRUELTY-FREE FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO YOU.
how to reuse, recycle, & compost our packaging and shipping materials:
Glass Bottles & Jars
These can be washed and reused or recycled.
Cork Stoppers and Flow Reducers
You can reuse them or take them to a recycling receptacle (usually found in natural food markets), or you can toss them in the compost.
Steel and Aluminum Lids
Unfortunately, most cities do not accept small metal caps to be tossed in with recyclables, but you can save them up and recycle them inside a can of the same type of metal. Steel caps will stick to a magnet, aluminum won't. Crimp the top of the can shut with pliers when it's halfway full of caps and put it in with your recyclables. The liners in these caps burn off quickly in the recycling process. There's a great post at Recycle Coach with more detailed information.
*You can opt for a cork closure instead of a cork flow reducer with a metal lid. Let us know in the notes on the check out page.
Paper Tubes, Shakers, and Jars
These are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable in certain regions.
Our labels are made from 100% recycled materials and are chlorine-free. They can be scrubbed off glass bottles with soap and warm water and thrown into the compost.
Fill and Cushioning - We use mostly up-cycled and recycled corrugated bubble paper, cardboard, paper, and tissue paper, all of which are recyclable and compostable.
String - We use 100% compostable string and twine.
Cards and Packing Slips - Card inserts and packing slips are recyclable. Packing slips are available upon request only.
Bubble Mailers - Our bubble mailers are 100% compostable.
Shipping Boxes - Our boxes are made from 100% recycled material and are reusable and recyclable.
Packing Tape - We use a recyclable pressure sensitive paper tape with a renewable rubber adhesive.
Shipping Labels - Our labels are made from 100% recycled and recyclable material and are chlorine-free.
Plastic Free Earth
ALL OF OUR PACKAGING & SHIPPING MATERIALS ARE PLASTIC FREE & ECO-FRIENDLY. In addition, we do our best to source locally to cut out the shipping process and support small businesses in our community. When we do order materials online we request plastic free packaging or the smallest amount possible. We're always on the lookout for better packaging solutions for our products and forward-thinking vendors who care about the environment as much as we do.
what if my city doesn't have a compost service:
If you don't have access to a city compost service here are some ideas and resources for what to do with our compostable materials.
Natural and organic food markets - These are great places to visit and find out if they know where you can take composting materials. Some natural markets even have a composting bin for their customers.
Local farms/farmers - Search "local farms" or "small farms" on the internet and give them a call or send an email to find out if they take cardboard, cork, labels, string, and twine. Unlike food scraps, they won't feed these items to the animals, but they might have a composting pile for other waste materials. If they don't take these items, ask if they have any suggestions.
Farmers markets - You can ask the farmers at local farmer's markets if they take scraps or if they know where you can take them in your city.
This blog post, A Composting Guide For Apartment Living, by Kathryn Kellogg of Going Zero Waste is a wonderful and extensive article with lots of ideas and resources for for composting, even if you don't live in an apartment.
We're always open to ideas about how we
can be better! Please
Reach out here with thoughts, comments, resources, & solutionS!