Learn about how rePotme is Environmentally Friendly
Environmentally Friendly Green Air Packets have replaced Packing Peanuts in all rePotme shipments worldwide!
We've invested in the latest Green technology and we are pleased to say that we are now shipping with these environmentally friendly cushions including fragile items like our ceramic orchid and african violet pots. Getting your order delivered safely, and quickly, has always been a hallmark of rePotme.com, and this latest Green initiative is another example of our continuing commitment to the environment. Your package will be easier to handle and unpack quickly with no trouble. Now receiving a package from rePotme will be even better. We are striving to reduce our "carbon footprint" and when you order from us, you are doing your part too.
The green air packets you will find in your box are biodegradable, recyclable, and reusable just like the box them come in. They can be simply recycled with any other recyclable material. No mess, no peanuts, and no environmental headaches. Less energy is required to make our pillow packets than traditional cushioning and other packing materials. We are delighted to do one more part to protect the environment while also protecting the products you order from us!
WE DELIVER THE GOODS, and we do so while protecting the environment with every box we ship.
Here at rePotme our internet presence is powered by wind turbines while geothermal energy beneath the ground provides the heating and air conditioning for our Delaware Headquarters. Electricity for our operations comes from a local co-operative that gets a portion of its energy from a solar farm just up the road. All rainwater collected from the roof is directed into two ponds that are regularly visited by a wide variety of birds including a pair of bald eagles and a blue heron! The farm is primarily meadow lands graced by a 100 year old barn. By coincidence, our street name is Paradise Road and this wonderful rural farmland is appropriately named. When we are not filling your orders, we take in all that mother nature has created around us.
We are pleased to let all of our terrific customers know that as of 2012 we now ship from our new new headquarters in Georgetown Delaware which is located approximately 20 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. We thought you might like to see where your orders ship from and learn a bit about our construction project.
As we grew over the years, we needed more space to continue offering our products to an expanding universe of customers. A few years ago we purchased this 20 acre farm and began planning the construction of the new rePotme. We knew we had to keep a continued focus on rapidly filling orders with the finest products while being able to carry more products for all sorts of orchids, bonsai, african violets and the wide variety of other plants our customers have. The building itself is over 12,000 square feet and allows us to move great quantities of material and products in and out at the same time. This is critical to our operation because we have large trucks bringing in supplies daily even as your orders are heading out to domestic and international destinations.
We are sensitive to our responsibility regarding the environment and try to use materials and resources with that in mind. Many of the items we offer are renewable and others are made from recycled material. One example of renewable materials we use are those made from coconuts. These include all of our coconut husk chips which are used in many of our mixes. Coir is also processed from the coconut husk, as is our husk fiber. Much of our media is renewable, and if in doubt, we try to use as little as possible of it while still maintaining the integrity and quality of our products.
Examples of recycled materials we use include most of our white plastic pots, all of the boxes we ship our products in, and even the air packets we use to secure the products that are in our boxes. Our GET OFF ME! Natural Bug Spray is an all natural cinnamon and water infusion that uses no chemicals save a few drops of baby shampoo as a surfactant.
We continue to take our responsibility to be careful in what we do and how we use products with a mindful approach to our part in protecting and caring for the environment we treasure and seek to protect.
We are constructing our third building right now to handle all of the new supplies arriving from around the world so that we can be ready for 2015.