Over the past year The Vibration Solution has launched a number of sustainability projects aimed at delivering the best quality products to customers in the most environmentally responsible manner. Some of these projects include replacing all our shipping cushioning material with locally recycled paper, using sustainable inks for printing, and reducing the size of our shipping boxes use less cardboard. Here is a recap of all of our projects over the past year.
In June 2008, The Vibration Solution partnered with local newspapers in North Carolina in order to use their excess newsprint as cushioning material in all of our shipping containers. This allowed The Vibration Solution save more than 25,000 square feet of bubble wrap from being sent to landfills.
In August 2008, The Vibration Solution replaced all the inks used at our offices with environmentally responsible sustainable substitutes and recycles all spent of our ink cartridges. At the same time we replaced all of our office paper with 100% post-consumer recycled copy paper.
In January 2009, The Vibration Solution redesigned our cardboard shipping boxes in order to reduce the their size. This decreased the amount of cardboard in each box by 30%. Besides just decreasing the amount of cardboard used this also has helped us prevent more than 2,480 lbs of CO2 each month that would have been caused by this extra weight during shipping our products to customers.
Coming in the Spring of 2009, The Vibration Solution will begin offering all of our products including, Silent Feet, Anti-Walk Silent Feet and Industrial Silent Feet in reusable packaging that uses 80% less plastic. This new packaging will provide all the same quality protection that our customers expect but can be reused and recycled in a variety of ways.
The Vibration Solution continues to look for additional ways to increase the sustainability of our supply chain. In addition to our current project to reduce the amount of plastic in all of our packaging we are also investigating the feasibility of offsetting all remaining carbon emissions related to our business. This would make our Silent Feet the first carbon neutral vibration isolation pad for washing machines and dryers.
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