Our Commitment to Sustainability
Sugar Plum Scrubs is committed to sustainability and that requires adapting our practices and services as we grow. Sustainability for us means environmentally friendly practices such as waste reduction, limiting water consumption, and avoidance of the depletion of natural resources. Below is a list of the different ways we decrease waste and contribute to protecting our most valuable resource, planet Earth.
1. We re-use shipping containers & products.
If Sugar Plum Scrubs (or the members of the household) have any shipments come in, the boxes & filler (air pockets, bubble wrap or shredded paper) those will be re-used! As much as we would like to have the prettiest boxes & fanciest unboxing experience, we've decided to re-use resources, limit deforestation, reduce waste and save you money.
2. We are a home based business.
Rather than opening up a storefront, or a factory we have decided to work from home! This lowers our carbon footprint, decreases our gas and electricity consumption and also (conveniently) saves you money.
3. We encourage our customers to return their jars.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we have halted our jar-return. Hold on to your jars until further notice and you can receive discounts of up to 15% on post-pandemic orders.
4. We use a dishwasher rather than wash our jars by hand.
Apparently, "an Energy Star certified dishwasher can use as little as 3 gallons per load (around 11 litres)" whereas washing by hand can use 27 gallons. We just think that using the dishwasher is so much easier than washing by hand.
Please help by turning off your water when you are applying and shaving off your sugar scrubs.
5. We carpool to our shipping drop-offs.
Our products will be shipped within 7 days. Why? Because we want to make sure we are being efficient.
We ship your orders collectively every Tuesday. Unless of course we happen to be heading in that direction already. When someone else in the household has an errand to run, we tag along. Thanks mom!
6. We only use ingredients we eat.
Sugar Plum Scrubs uses products you eat everyday in our scrubs.
When you apply our products, you aren’t adding toxic chemicals to your blood stream.
When you wash our products down the drain, you aren't adding chemicals to the environment.