In 1969, the United States said the national environmental goal is “to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations”.
Climate change is a growing issue. It is our job to take care of the earth for future generations. Businesses, both large and small, can play an essential role in this. Here at StampMaker, we are determined to do our part.
Why Should a Small Business Worry About Sustainability?
Businesses create and, therefore, consume large quantities of materials. If they choose to prioritize profits over sustainability, they can have a large negative effect. But sustainable businesses can have an equal environmental impact.
NASA says human activity causes global warming. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states that there are billions of pounds of trash entering the ocean each year.
All this has a staggering effect on wildlife and an increasingly dangerous effect on the earth itself. It’s essential for businesses, like us, to be aware of the kind of impact we have.
Here at StampMaker, we are determined to provide quality products without sacrificing the health of the earth. We believe that everyone has a part to play in sustainability, and that includes us.
As a sustainable small business, we are in an unique position to make these important decisions and to have an impact. We also want to do right by you, our customers, so that you can feel confident in each purchase. Our goal is to be both environmentally friendly and environmentally conscious.
How the StampMaker Implements Sustainable Practices
There are several sustainable practices we have implemented here at StampMaker. Here are some details of how we Reduce-Reuse-Recycle:
- We streamlined our entire process to rely more heavily on technology to reduce paper consumption and reduce waste. For example, during stamp production, the design files go directly to the laser.
- We use every square foot of our facility efficiently, so we are using gas, water, and electricity to support minimal space. Additionally, we use programable thermostats, so we are not heating or cooling unnecessarily.
- We reuse whenever we can. This includes reusing boxes and packaging material to ship out products. We also use both sides of any paper.
- We recycle all possible items, including paper, plastic, and cardboard, using our city's curbside recycling program.
Proud Partners with Trodat Stamps
At The StampMaker, we carefully choose who we partner with. We want to offer you with the highest quality stamps, but we also want to make a difference. We are proud of the fact that our partnership with Trodat accomplishes both of these goals. Trodat has designed the original Trodat Printy stamp to be small, light, and climate neutral. Using fewer raw materials and more post-consumer plastics, Trodat is able to create a rubber stamp that makes a precise imprint, while upholding the Gold Standard Climate Protection guidelines. Every purchase of a Trodat stamp makes a move towards greater sustainability.
Every Purchase Makes an Impact
Humanity’s existence relies on the environment, the very same environment we’re slowly destroying. And everyone’s decisions can have an effect.
Companies need to do their part to take care our earth, but consumers also play an essential role. Going green in your own home or supporting green businesses can be a great step towards helping the earth. Every little bit helps.