BIG CHANGES FOR THE PLANET

We are committed to protecting our home and our planet for future generations by minimizing our impact on it.

Our deep commitment to the health of our planet touches everything we do. We use a unique eco-friendly molding technology in our production, sustainable plant-based ingredients, and recyclable and compostable packaging as we work to have fully sustainable packaging by 2023.

COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING

We have taken the next step in our commitment to the planet by switching our pouched-items to compostable packaging. The 100% Compostable Pouches breaks down within 180 days. This results in less landfill waste and reduces our impact in the environment.

100% CARBON NEUTRAL

We are one of the few e-commerce brands that offer climate-positive orders! Online shopping has transformed retail. Unfortunately, it’s also negatively impacting the environment. That’s why we work with our partner, EcoCart, to reduce carbon emissions. Starting from November 2021, we automatically offset 100% of carbon emissions from all orders by investing in a certified environmental project - the Amazon Rainforest Protection. This initiative comes at no additional cost to our customers, but we’d love to invite our customers to double that impact at checkout, producing a climate-positive impact on sustainability!

IMPACT

Last updated: January 17, 2022

FAQ

What does carbon neutral mean?

When we say we are 100% carbon neutral” (a.k.a. “net zero”), that means we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions that we create from shipping our products to your door.

What is a carbon offset?

It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of shipping items at Herbaland, we automatically purchase verified emissions reductions (a.k.a. “offsets”) through our partner, EcoCart, and invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. Try to imagine that we’re giving the planet an IOU, then immediately paying it back. Totally debt-free!

Do carbon offsets really work?

The short answer is YES! Carbon offsets support environmental projects, like creating clean energy or protecting trees that would otherwise be cut down so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air. However, not all carbon offsets are created equal, so there are third-party agencies and nonprofits that work to independently verify claims made by carbon offsetting projects, such as the American Carbon Registry, Gold Standard, and VERRA.

What is climate positive and how is it different from carbon neutral?

After Herbaland makes the customer’s order 100% carbon neutral, our customers will have the opportunity to make their order climate positive, which is a step beyond carbon neutral. So if a product emits 100 lbs of carbon on the journey to your door. Being carbon neutral means Herbaland automatically offsets all 100 lbs of carbon. Climate positive means that when you check out, you’ll be able to offset an additional 100 lbs of carbon, bringing the grand total to 200 lbs of carbon being offset, creating a net positive impact.

Will this come at a cost to me?

Herbaland is covering the tab of providing 100% carbon neutral orders, however, you do have the option to make your individual order climate positive at checkout. For only a small additional price you can double the positive impact by doubling the amount of carbon being offset!

Where will my money be going if I decide to donate at checkout?

All the donations from Herbaland and our customers will invest in the project of Amazon Rainforest Protection. Our partner, EcoCart, has scoured the globe for carbon offset projects that are truly additive, permanent, and without unintended consequences (i.e., creating more carbon elsewhere). All the projects are independently certified to internationally recognized standards. In addition to carbon reduction, there is an element of social good included, such as protecting an endangered species of animal or creating local jobs.

Will this impact my shipping?

No, it will not at all impact your shipping whatsoever! We have purchased a carbon offset to help you reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. If you also join us to purchase another carbon offset, which means making your order climate positive, we can make a doubled positive impact together!

Why was there this Carbon Neutral Order Product added to my cart?

When you click the checkbox to make your order climate positive, EcoCart adds a product to your cart in order to increase your cart total so we can fund certified carbon offset projects. It is not a physical product, and won’t show up in your order when you receive it, but you will receive information about the positive impact you made through email!

How do you find the emissions of each order?

EcoCart’s robust algorithm can automatically calculate the carbon emissions from both manufacturing and shipping each unique order by looking at variables such as raw materials, manufacturing process, product weight, shipping distance, and more.

ECO-FORMING TECHNOLOGY

Starch molding is a largely used technique in the confectionery industry. Product is deposited into cavities imprinted in dry granular starch contained in a tray. Our Eco-Forming Technology uses an innovative direct depositing technique, which deposits the gummies into stainless steel molds instead of starch molds. Direct deposited gummies are smoother, cleaner, and typically lightly coated in MCT or organic sunflower oil.

SUSTAINABILITY MERCH LINE

The Sustainability Line is very important to us as we are passionate about creating products that positively impact our environment. We want to contribute to creating an ecological balance and this is just one way (of many) we hope to do so!