Sustainability

Shipping & Delivery

 
St Charlie makes every effort to ensure we run our business with as minimal environmental impact as possible. For shipping, we are proud to use Sendle, Australia's carbon neutral delivery service and a registered B Corp. Sendle believe that good delivery service shouldn't cost the Earth, and offset the emissions of each delivery that is picked up and delivered. You can read more about their carbon neutral delivery here
 
Furthermore, to help try and reduce the amount of delivery trips, the effects of transportation and associated emissions, we have made the decision to bundle deliveries into 2 days, posting orders on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Plant-a-Tree Program

We're proud to be part Carbon Neutral's Plant-a-Tree program, planting a tree for each order placed through St Charlie. Native trees and shrubs planted in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor help reduce soil salinity, water and soil erosion, and provide a habitat for the endangered Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, Malleefowl and other threatened flora and fauna. 

Packaging

 
For our packaging, we use 100% post-consumer, Australian made gift wrap, paper tape, and 100% recycled, Australian made boxes. Our business cards and thank you inserts are also made out of 100% post-consumer recycled paper, printed in our local Melbourne, using vegetable dyes.
 
Using biodegradable or recyclable materials are important to us, and we encourage our customers to re-use or recycle all packaging. Some products may arrive in plastic, which is how they've come to us from the supplier. We don't love this, but to reduce waste and re-packaging we keep the original packaging as is. 
 
Oh and you know the twine that your packaging comes in? That's actually re-used from our Vege Threads wholesale order. 

Office

  
In the office, we are also committed to reducing waste where possible. We're big re-users and re-cyclers, replace plastic with reusable shopping bags, use non-toxic cleaning products, buy fair trade coffee and tea, use 100% recycled paper and promotional products, and use coffee mugs (rather than disposable cups and plastic lids). We try to look at every aspect and and make better choices.
 

Any ideas?

We are so committed to running a sustainable and purposeful business, learning and developing ways we can be more thoughtful to our environment each and every day. If you have any suggestions on ways we can improve running an eco-friendly online biz & office please get in touch with us.