Sustainability

The preservation of our paradise, Mother Earth, and our community are  essential to us. We are a certified Jersey City Green Business and a registered member of the New Jersey Sustainable Registry! We continue to find new ways to be more sustainable.

Here are a few: 

  1. We use coconut wax blend with 90% coconut wax, the most sustainable wax to use when making candles.
  2. A lot of research goes into our vendor selection process. Outside of having a fantastic product or ingredients aligned with us, we look into their sustainability products and efforts.
  3. Even though it will be cheaper to purchase wholesale items overseas at times, we want to help fuel the American and local economy and reduce overseas shipping, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. 
  4. Though not always possible, we continue to source some of our distributors closer to us.
  5. One distributor offers carbon-neutral shipping, which we use, to help support projects that offset greenhouse gas emissions.
  6. Instead of having our year-round candle jars mailed, we pick them up from a distributor nearby.
  7. We are strategic about our purchases and buying in bulk, so there are fewer multiple shipping. This is not always possible, but we try to look about three months out and plan ahead.
  8. We use a naturally biodegradable, compostable, SFI-certified, and fully recyclable wrap called GreenWrap when packaging our candles.
  9. Our gusset bags used for our sample wax melts are certified compostable.
  10. Our packaging peanuts are biodegradable and decompose in water, leaving no toxic waste.
  11. Our candle boxes are sustainably sourced and recyclable.
  12. Our candles jars and lids can be reused, repurposed, or recycled.
  13. Our labels are made from Kraft Brown paper, which is 100% recycled.
  14. We do our best to make most of our candles during the day, to utilize the sunlight beaming through our windows, to minimize electricity usage.
  15. We recycle and upcycle our boxes that arrive from our orders. 
  16. We upcycle biodegradable peanuts used to ship our fragrance oils. 
  17. We recycle the boxes we don't repurpose, as well as our fragrance oils bottles. 
  18. We no longer use polypropylene plastic packaging tape. We now use our branded gummed paper tape. They are water activated, sturdy, and tamper proof. We love it! Branding is on point and no plastic!
  19. We no longer use black corrugated boxes. We now use branded corrugated boxes that are sustainably sourced. These boxes come from local mills and have up to 65% recycled content. Less trees are cut down because of this. These new boxes have vegetable-based inks. Also, the boxes have aqueous coating to improve the biodegradability of them, if it does end up on a landfill (but we encourage you to recycle them).
  20. We no longer use bubble mailers made from plastic. We now use corrugated boxes. No plastic here!!!

We are here for all of it! A little research goes a little way to become more sustainable. We encourage you to join us in our sustainable journey. Any ideas? Please reach out to us at info@chaconiacandles.com. 

 

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