Aarn Packs joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support environmental organizations focused on the environment.
"In choosing which brand you purchase, the impact on the environment is essential.
We aim to adopt the cradle-to-cradle principles developed by William McDonough and partners (see www.mbdc.com).
The main principles are to change the material cycle from 'cradle to grave' to 'cradle to cradle' using 100% recyclable materials; to eliminate any toxic materials from the cycle, and to replace non-biodegradable materials with biodegradable ones as they become available.
To achieve this, our policy is:
To make our products last as long as possible. We have an ongoing focus on designing long-lasting packs and improving the durability of our products without increasing weight.
In addition, our guarantee on materials and workmanship is three years to the original purchaser, and we offer a low-cost repair service.
To recycle all recyclable materials used in the business, rather than sending them to landfill.
When the product has finished its working life, we ask you to return it to Aarn Packs rather than sending it to a landfill. We will disassemble it and recover all reusable materials. These will be recycled in various ways.
As biodegradable materials become available which meet our performance and durability criteria, we will adopt them." Aarn Tate, founder and designer at Aarn Packs.
"Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment, and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The Planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We're excited to welcome Aarn Packs to our global movement,"says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $300 million to support approved Environmental Partners around the globe. Environmental Partners are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of Environmental Partners worldwide are currently approved.
About Aarn Packs
Being a small independent company based in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1% for the Planet has offered us the ability to help the Planet on a larger scale, which we could not do on our own. So alongside working to the cradle-to-cradle principles, and reducing our carbon footprint, 1% for the Planet steers us to look beyond our small island home.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our Planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support Environmental Partners through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved Environmental Partners to date.
Today, 1% for the Planet's global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and Environmental Partners working toward a better future for all.