GAIAM, Inc. is a company that dedicates its effort to practices and lifestyle related to yoga, fitness and wellness products and content and is a company committed to make these practices accessible to all people around the world. However, these spiritual topics are not only thought for the people’s body and mind, the company has also a big commitment to the environment in every work they do. Their projects go from shipping programs, sustainable use of materials and even recycling. Learn more about the hard work of GAIAM in today’s post. Keep reading and know more.
The importance of environment for GAIAM
GAIAM launched the world’s first carbon-neutral product shipping program in 2006. Partnering with The Conservation Fund, the company created its Go ZeroSM program to involve its great number of customers in climate-change action and raised awareness about the impact of carbon dioxide emissions.
Sustainable ideas and PEFC
GAIAM sources its 30% post-consumer waste paper from a sustainable forest managed by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Their catalogs are 100% recyclable anywhere magazines are accepted for recycling. By using nonvirgin fibers in their catalogs, the company saved nearly 50,000 trees and 9 million pounds of greenhouse gases.
In addition to that, GAIAM uses 100% recyclable and biodegradable eco-conscious packaging for all media. Designed to make the smallest environmental footprint possible, the lightweight, tough and resilient packaging is made from 100% post-consumer waste and is printed with soy-based ink.
About wasteGAIAM is committed to zero-waste standards at their corporate office, adding composting collection to an already robust recycling program that includes materials not collected in most businesses. GAIAM reuses shipping containers and use biodegradable packing at their distribution center, and provide opportunity for employees to join off-site stream cleanups and Habitat for Humanity projects.
By [Rafa Hacker].