ShoeboxTasks are Eco-friendly
-Every order we've shipped since 2010 has been packed with 100% biodegradable packing peanuts. (You can even eat them but they could use a little salt...) We also pack our orders in the fewest boxes possible.
-We switched to our more compact Shoebox design in 2010, which uses less plastic and travels less miles. Our previous manufacturer outsourced overseas, whereas the newly customized design comes from Skyline Plastic Systems, a family-owned business located just outside Asheville, NC. Skyline also takes back any of our unusable plastic to recycle into new products.
-We get as many of our ShoeboxTasks components as possible from local and regional sources. We support 4 companies in Buncombe County, 5 additional North Carolina businesses, and 2 in SC for our supplies. Our Shoebox Lids are cut in-house. We also work with a photographer & a design consultant/illustrator for our printed literature, both based in Asheville.
-We use eco-friendly cleaning products in our shop and environmentally-responsible office procedures (printing in grey-scale with 2 pages to 1 sheet of paper, only printing what's necessary, using inked stamps instead of labels).
-We recycle paper, cardboard, and all containers