Bum Boosa Expands Packaging Reclamation Program’s Upcycling Coordinator June Monteiro says, “This program is an exciting endeavor for myself as a designer and artist, but also for the consumer who cares about the sustainability of the products they buy.”
Boosa® Bamboo Products Launches Exciting Packaging Reclamation Program, Offering Retailers Exclusive Incentives to Participate Beginning July 1, 2014
Bum Boosa® is not only committed to decreasing our use of oil-based plastics, but also repurposing those plastics that are currently a necessity in the making of Bum Boosa Bamboo Products.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts – April 25, 2014 – Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products, the first brand in the USA to offer baby wipes and bathroom tissue made from renewable and sustainable bamboo, announced today that it will be offering a unique baby wipes packaging reclamation program to retail stores and their customers beginning July 1, 2014. This program will allow customers to deposit their empty baby wipes packaging to the store in exchange for a coupon that can be applied to their next Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes purchase. The packaging will be sent back to Bum Boosa® where designers will use the material to make upcycled products.
Given that soft baby wipes packaging is not easy to recycle because it is made using a mixed resin plastic, also known as Plastic No. 7, or “other” plastics, Bum Boosa Bamboo Products has previously offered an incentive program for its direct customers to send back their empty baby wipes packaging to be repurposed into new tote bags, but now they aim to expand the program to include retailer participation.
Bum Boosa Founder Sonja Sheasley says, “While we have made every effort to find “easy to recycle” soft packaging and have even researched biodegradable packaging material, it has simply not been possible for wet wipes. However, we are committed to being as environmentally-responsible as possible, and we are eager to expand the Bum Boosa Upcycling Program with our retail partners and customers.”
Program participation will involve the retail store signing up for the Upcycling Program. They will then receive at no cost to them, a collection bin, manufacturers coupons designed exclusively for their store, and a pre-paid freight box ready to send back the first round of packaging (with future pre-paid freight boxes to follow as needed). Regional sales representatives, if available, will be asked to support the program. Opportunities to promote the program can be held in conjunction with passive demos by sales representatives and/or drawings to win both Upcycled Bum Boosa Products and Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes.
Bum Boosa Upcycling Coordinator June Monteiro says, “This program is an exciting endeavor for myself as a designer and artist, but also for the consumer who cares about the sustainability of the products they buy. Our program currently repurposes empty baby wipes packaging for tote bags, however in the future we will feature more baby friendly products such as decorative headbands, diaper changers and bibs, all created from used and returned Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes packaging. This program will allow for stores, consumers and all of us at Bum Boosa to collectively have a hand in creating a fully recycled and redesigned product.”
About Bum Boosa Bamboo Products
Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes are currently available at a number of independent natural product retailers, baby boutiques, and pharmacies in the USA and Canada, and also through online merchants such as Diapers.com, drugstore.com, Amazon, and Abe’s Marketplace. Bum Boosa Bamboo Products is an environmentally-responsible company and has planted 50,000 trees with Trees for the Future and is partnered with Carbonfund.org, whereby they offset 35 tons of carbon annually through various environmental programs. Bum Boosa is proud to be a certified B Corporation and is currently enrolled in the Non-GMO Verification Project. Bum Boosa is a nationally certified women-owned business (WBENC) and is a member of World Bamboo Organization with whom they work to accurately promote bamboo and elevate bamboo’s status as an important contributor to sustainable environment.
Bum Boosa has a total of four SKUs and is established as an ecological-conscientious company with a commitment to constant progress and accountability in regards to safety, quality and practicing environmental stewardship. Bum Boosa’ s baby wipes have been recognized with awards by Mother Approved, Child Tested in 2011, Organic Baby University in 2012 and 2013, and nominated for a Cribsie Award for Best Chemical Free Wipes in 2012 and 2014.
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