Today is a great day to do something good for the environment, but we believe that it’s also important to consider how everyday business practices impact the world in which we live. I want to take this Earth Day to point out some of the sustainability initiatives we are taking on here at Goldbio, and show you how they not only reduce our carbon footprint, but they also save money.
Ambient Ground Shipping – We ship our products at ambient temperature by default, making items that need to be shipped on ice the exception, rather than the other way around. Shipping at ambient temperature allows us to skip out on the Styrofoam cooler and blue ice. Furthermore, we can then ship them via FedEx and UPS ground, eliminating an airplane from the equation. This drastically reduces the carbon footprint of each shipment, and it also saves our customers more than 80% in shipping costs.
Shipping Materials – Cardboard boxes: made from recycled materials and recyclable. Packing peanuts: made from recycled material and recyclable. Our standard packing materials are sustainable. Even though this doesn’t affect your purchase cost, it may help you sleep a little better.
Internal Efforts – Within the office, we also do our part in a number of small ways. This includes recycling everything that can be recycled, reusing old containers and other goods. Using a water fountain to refill cups and bottles, and using real utensils rather than disposable.
You’ve heard me say many times that we look toward the future with hope, knowing that our products will be used in discovery that benefits all of us. We feel that anything we can do, big or small, to use less will save money and do a little extra for our future.
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