A couple of weeks ago, The Packaging People made a commitment to ensuring the policies, procedures and products we had in place moving forward as king to the environment a possible. With over 14 million products despatched in the past 12 months, the damage that our deliveries were having in terms of emissions did not sit well with us as a company and what we are trying to achieve moving forward. This is why we decided to partner up with Carbon Neutral Australia – the ability to offset our carbon emissions and hopefully provide a better future for planet earth.

In order to do this, our customers will now have the ability to offset the carbon emissions of their delivery. At checkout, customers can (for a small fee) offset their emissions. By paying the additional $5.00 on your delivery, The Packaging People will re-invest this money into Carbon Neutral Australia’s Biodiverse Reforestation Project.

The project aims to link small patches of remnant vegetation and nature reserves in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.

Through planting species indigenous to the region the revegetation project encourages the reintroduction of endangered species and combats desertification in this biodiverse hotspot.

Co-benefits include employment and training opportunities for local people, contribution to local business and positive engagement with indigenous communities.

Purchasing offsets allows for the continuation of the planting project which is restoring the fragile ecosystem as well as sequestering carbon.

It has been such an amazing and smooth process to get this set up and we are looking forward a long and positive relationship. Moving forward we will be making more effort to adjust our products and procedures to keep looking after our beautiful planet.

We encourage customers to dig deep and offset their emissions and join us in making planet earth a better place.