I am committed to the mantra "reduce, reuse & recycle." But what does that mean in the daily practice of running a one-human-jewelry business?
A. I purchase my precious metals from suppliers who use recycled Silver, gold, and copper as their primary resources.
B. I get used bubble wrap, packing paper, and cardboard boxes from local stores and re-use it to pack your order.
C. I add only a maximum of 4 paper based items to your package when I ship.
1. The packing slip
2. Mockingbird Lane Wire Business Card
3. Optional extras depending on the item you purchased.
1. A set of care instructions for Sterling Silver
2. A half page instruction for clasps that require a specialty tool.
D. I never add flyers, advertisements, or catalogues when I ship. In my view they are simply filler for the trash cans.
E. To reduce waste and excessive use of packing tape, I added a professional mailing label printer to my shipping process in 2016.
F. I save and re-use every plastic zip lock bag I receive when I order wire, sheet metal, and jewelry findings.
G. I save all precious metal scrap and return it to my favored suppliers for recycling.
H. I also separate the remaining waste items by category and take each to the appropriate recycling center.