Gilligallou Bird Inc
at conception 9 yrs ago, it was part of our mission, not only as a business function but as our message to raise awareness to promote conservation and habitat creation, reuse,
designing and implementing branded reusable shopping bags. reuse packing boxes in our ecommerce delivery. Use less paper, encouraging our business partners to go paperless invoices.
part of our mission is to teach and raise awareness of conservation, habitat creation and reconnect to nature to help all of us become part of nature, not separated, we are nature and nature is us! to survive as humans we must become more sustainable, in fact scientist are now saying , When, we as a race go extinct not, IF????
more n more we search for quality, functional products, in that search product sorce and development is a consideration before we purchase to sell and promote
most supplies are not concerned it seems, shrink wrap as a example, mountains of it are tossed in the landfill, cardboard boxes, how things are manufactured. All of our store is built from reclaimed material, we manufacturer a line of feeders and nesting boxes from reclaimed material, all of our seed is in biodegradable bags.
The Good Food Co.
When I opened in 1997
Re-usable produce bags when shopping to add to my grocery bins and tote bags; No longer providing plastic bags for take-out in my cafe – recycled kraft paper only; switching from individual plastic bottles of juice for customers to mixing from concentrate in pitchers or large tetra packs with multiple portions; using up our last plastic straws and cutlery to be replaced with bamboo and corn products;
I have been composting and recycling and using re-usable totes for my adult life – the waste in the food industry is especially bad, so I wanted to carry my personal habits into my workplace. I feel a lot of guilt about the refrigeration, air-conditioning, food waste, and plastics from food suppliers and our take-out containers., so I want to embrace as many options to cut down on my footprint as possible while still running a viable business. I would like to set a good example and hope that my customers and staff and fellow business owners will be inspired to do likewise. I think we should share our ideas with each other so we can all be more efficient.
I would like to slowly replace my fridges and freezers with more efficient models. I am hoping to have my single pane windows replaced with more modern windows in order to cut back on heating and cooling requirements.
So-called compostable plastics for drinking cups, clear salad tubs, etc. are not actually compostable unless they are processed in a commercial facility at high temperature. Our recycling in most of Canada is not actually being recycled. Suppliers provide their produce and cheese in plastic tubs and heavy plastic wraps. Customers care more about convenience and not about the waste they are producing. Compostable containers and paper bags are far more expensive to purchase than styrofoam or plastic.
KBR Screenprint & Embroidery
From the day we started I was determined to find alternate solution to traditional disposal of our raw materials and waste
We invested over $2000 in a tank based system that keeps the plastisol inks from going down the sink. Instead it is captured in a holding tank and extracted from there as needed for proper safe disposal through a certified company.
Our industry has always been known as a high risk for waste, especially of hazardous chemicals. As well there is a lot of plastic used in packaging and we have been recycling but now we are actively engaged with our suppliers asking them to help reduce this needless waste.
KBR Screenprint & Embroidery. Absolutely! Every chance we get, we are committed to getting involved in every way possible. We reuse packaging as much as possible and encourage our clients to recycle the packaging we send out the door with them. I have been known to pull material out of our garbage cans when my staff forget to put item in the recycle bins. We donate clothing for tragic events in our community keeping our stock to a minimum and giving coats hats and other items to families who lose their homes to fire, flood or tornado. No better feeling in the world! We also look for suppliers who incorporate sustainability and social responsibility into their own practices
KBR Screenprint & Embroidery. The industry as a whole is slow to respond to our requests. But they always acknowledge our concerns. We are seeing changes happening. One of our suppliers is using a new fabric dying process that uses less water and subsequently reduced their toxic waste through this process. Change is possible and we are thrilled to see it happening in our industry.