Sustainability At The Mend

At The Mend, sustainability lies at the core of everything we do. We created this company to provide greener options for businesses in every industry around the world. We offer packaging solutions that represent your brand without harming the environment.

The materials we use are recycled, recyclable and/or biodegradable. Our vendors sign our Supplier Code of Conduct, ensuring that their business practices are up to our standards.

We further offset our carbon footprint with the help of Ecologi, an organizatoin that enables us to become a climate positive workforce by funding climate projects around the world to compensate for our carbon footprint.

We use our platform to inform and provide resourses to our audience of the need to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. We have created aMEND, a student-run program that raises awareness about the importance of waste management on a local level.

The Mend has something for everyone so let’s unbox a greener future together!

Our Raw Materials

Our raw materials are composed of recycled/
renewable/organic fibers. Each material has a
construction certificate proving its authenticity.

Chain of Custody / Tracking system

We use transaction certificates and bills of proof to
ensure our raw materials are sourced from and
distributed through a verified network.

Vendor Audit

Our vendors have clearance from the pollution board and are in compliance with OSH Labor Laws and have signed our Supplier Code of Conduct.

ISO 14001

We are an ISO 14001 accredited company. ISO 14001 maps out a framework that an organization follows to set up an effective environmental management system and provides assurance to company management, employees and external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

aMEND

aMEND is our student led program, designed to create awareness about the importance of waste segregation at a local level.

Are you a student looking to get involved?
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Ecologi

We offset our carbon emissions with the help of Ecologi, an organization funding climate projects around the world!

Donate to our Forest today!

Materials Transparency

RECYCLED PAPERBOARD

Printing on recycled paper rather than virgin paper eliminates the resource utilization and environmental impacts related to forestry, landfilling waste paper, and the production of paper from virgin pulp. The latter is also more water intensive than the production of deinked recycled fiber. In addition to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills, recycling paper also cuts the production of landfill methane from decomposing waste, a major contributor to climate change. This alone has avoided the creation of more than 20 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents a year in the United States.

BIOPLASTICS

Bioplastics do produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional plastics over their lifetime. There is no net increase in carbon dioxide when they break down because the plants that bioplastics are made from absorbed that same amount of carbon dioxide as they grew. A 2017 study determined that switching from traditional plastic to corn-based PLA would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. The study also concluded that if traditional plastics were produced using renewable energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced 50 to 75 percent.

CORRUGATED SHEETS

Corrugated packaging contains recycled content and is recyclable. It is also renewable, and made up of 70 to 100% recycled materials. It is also reusable. Another benefit of corrugated packaging having a high percentage of recycled components is that it requires less energy to make. Rather than producing cases from 100% virgin materials, most corrugated manufacturers make products from locally sourced recycled content—which also minimizes environmental damage caused by excessive transportation.

ORGANIC COTTON

Organic cotton is a good sustainable solution, as it is grown without the use of pesticides, from seeds which have not been genetically modified. Organic farming practices avoid using harmful chemicals while aiming for environmental sustainability and the use of fewer resources.