• Olivier Collineau

    Hi Becky,
    Primarily looks to me like, as you say, a LOT of individual packaging, which for me just can’t go along well with the principles of sustainability. Instead of promoting their recyclable box and paper, they should definitely focus on the packaging of the goodies themselves…
    When are producers gonna think about that. Doesn’t recyclable individual packaging exist ???
    Maybe “sustainable” & “goodies” just isn’t compatible…
    Thanks for your article.

    • Becky Striepe

      It’s a tricky one for sure. Like Jameson mentions below, it’s really up to the individual companies. I feel like the only real way to avoid packaging waste is to cook and make things as much as we can and balance it with convenience products like these more as a treat? Packaging is so hard! It was the thing I struggled with most when I was developing products for my crafty biz.

  • http://www.consciousbox.com Jameson Morris

    Hey Becky,

    Thanks for the awesome review. As far as the packaging goes, because the nature of the companies we work with is geared towards sustainable and environmental friendliness they tend to have very thoughtful packaging. Many of the products in the box use biodegradable packaging.

    We also see the Conscious Box as a way to prevent waste. We introduce you to companies and products you can trust and you decide if they’re right for you.

    It’s much better than going to a store like Whole Foods and wasting money on full-sized items that don’t work out for you, or even worse, wasting money on items that aren’t from responsible companies.

    To Olivier, producers are way ahead of you :) There are MANY options for responsible packaging. Not just recyclable but biodegradable. One of my favorites is corn “plastic”

    At Conscious Box we strive to only work with businesses that are already making these responsible choices. And for those that aren’t, we’re working with them to make even more environmentally responsible decisions.

    Thanks!

    • Becky Striepe

      Thanks for the extra deets, Jameson! Packaging is definitely a tricky issue. Good to hear that at least some companies are along it seriously!

      • Becky Striepe

        *taking it seriously. Silly autocorrect!

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