We, here at Trekell, appreciate all of the feedback that we get and, of course, take it to heart. We love that our customers are environmentally conscious so we’ve started doing what we can to reduce our plastic waste. We know that our part is small, at this time, but hope that we can continue to grow mighty together.
For now, we have stopped putting our brushes in plastic bags when we ship them, using paper instead. Paper is far more biodegradable than plastic and very easily recycled.
We have also started to only use the plastic protective brush cover on our round, script and liner shape brushes, which are the most delicate shapes. Without using these protective covers, unfortunately, it is easy for bristles to become damaged during shipment.
We are hoping that an alternative to plastic will be available soon, as our panels are also still wrapped with it.
According to the EPA only 35% of all recyclable material is actually recycled. We find this number shocking! Unfortunately, many municipalities' waste removal companies just don’t have the capabilities to recycle every material. However, there are options! Terracycle is an amazing resource for free recycling programs for typically hard-to-recycle waste streams. You can join as many programs as you like, or even start your own, to help reduce your impact on our planet.
Remember too, that “one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure.” Campaigns like The Buy Nothing Project help rehome items and materials. It’s amazing what people, especially creative people like all of you, can come up with when it comes to reuse. We would love to hear some of your ideas!
We hope that this answers some of your questions. As always, we are open to suggestions and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.