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We Plant One Tree per Day ūüĆ≥ | The Bam&Boo Blog | Bam&Boo Bamboo Toothbrush

 

We are very happy to share our commitment to actively compensate the excess carbon generated from our delivery service. It means that we are focused on creating an environmental benefit by removing additional CO2 from the atmosphere. In other words, we are striving to be carbon negative or rather climate positive :)

 

co2 compensated shipping. we plant a tree per day.

 

Why planting trees?

According to a¬†study from the University of Oxford, trees are the best technology to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse global warming. So, we have embraced this idea with a local environmental organization, Plantar Uma √Ārvore (literally Planting a Tree)¬†and also with an international non-profit organization¬†One Tree Planted.

Furthermore, this initiative is in line with the Declaration of the United Nations establishing 2011-2020 as the Decade on Biodiversity and 2021-2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. 

 

co2 compensated shipping. we plant a tree a day.

  

Who is the organizationPlantar Uma √Ārvore?

We chose Plantar Uma √Ārvore because we are a Portuguese company and this is a local organization. We are well aware of the climate crisis due to a decade of harsh fires destroying our precious forest heritage.

It’s a volunteer program dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the Portuguese native forest and indigenous species. So it is not just about planting trees. It aims for biodiversity, conservation, and adaptation to climate change. Check our company's certificate here.

 plantar uma arvore plant a tree association logo

co2 compensated shipping. we plant a tree a day.  plantar uma arvore.

 

How is CO2 compensation estimated?

We don’t have yet accurate data and scientific certification to estimate the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from our service. However, we are currently working with entities expert on the field to enable us to quantify.

Besides, it is not possible to have an accurate annual estimation of CO2 compensated by planting trees, due to the vast biodiversity. In other words, each species has its own rhythm of growth and its volume depends highly on maturity.

Still planting one tree per day stands for 365 trees and at least 100 tons of CO2 compensated.

In short, on the one hand, we keep seeking ways to minimize CO2 emissions; on the other hand we compensate by planting trees. So, we believe thatplanting one tree per day and 365 trees per year is a small step for a greater purpose.

 

Why did we choose One Tree Planted?

We chose One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation, because we wanted to contribute to Australia’s restoration of over 6 million trees across the country, which were devastated by unprecedented wildfires earlier this year.

 

Our amazing community has teamed up with us referring a friend, and so we’ll plant an extra tree in Australia. We proudly share our company’s Tree Certificate here. 

co2 compensated shipping. we plant a tree a day.

 

Bamboo and Plastic: Environmental footprint

Did you know that the environmental footprint in the delivery process of a bamboo toothbrush is not higher than in the plastic toothbrush bought at a local store? In fact, we are all following the same distribution routes.

For example, if you go to your local store to buy a toothbrush, it is the same route as the postman bringing it to your mailbox. So each one has its own carbon footprint. This is indeed a common problem of every brand regardless of the type of business (online subscription or traditional purchase).

 

The Bam&Boo journey 

          1. Brand fulfilment center
          2. Transport (exclusive) to post office (2km)
          3. Transport (non-exclusive*) to each country’s post office
          4. Postman distribution (non-exclusive*)
          5. Customer’s Home

*non-exclusive transport means we’re only using transports that were already planned and not specific ones. So, the real additional impact is the one brought by increased weight and volume on those transports (e.g. delivering 1 toothbrush x 12 times or 12 toothbrushes x 1 time is the same).

 

The plastic toothbrush journey

          1. Brand regional fulfilment center
          2. Transport (exclusive) to brand local facilities (country warehousing)
          3. Transport (exclusive) to customer fulfilment center
          4. Transport (non-exclusive) to customer stores
          5. Average x days of stock at store shelves (light/AC/…)
          6. Customer heading to/from local store (non-exclusive)
          7. Customer’s home

 

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We are not perfect but we strive to do our best to regain ecological integrity, enhance human well-being and keep improving our Planet Earth.

 

Feel free to leave your comments below. We would love to hear your ideas and tips. Join our community!

 

St. Martin (EUR)

6 Responses


                    St. Martin (EUR)

St. Martin (EUR)

January 06, 2020

We appreciate the amazing feedback from all of you :)
We will keep try to improve our processes, step by step and appreciate every feedback we can get in order to keep improving towards a more sustainable path! If you have any suggestions or questions you can always e-mail us at info@thebamandboo.com

Giovanni

Giovanni

December 30, 2019

You are simply the best ūüĎć

Simona

Simona

December 19, 2019

thank you for this great initiative that answered a question of mine about the carbon footprint your delivery service was leaving in delivering your products…I wrote to you expressig my doubts but this is a very good way to balance things. Keep up with saving the planet… we all must do our part :)

Daiana

Daiana

December 11, 2019

I love this initiative and I’m happy to see that you are so transparent with your customers.
Also the fact that you started partnerships with different companies like Clementine is amazing and I really appreciate the fact that you are sharing this with us. I try to be as sustainable as possible with every day that goes by, but sometimes I don’t know where to search for certain products. So I already bookmarked Clementine in my browser and I want to thank you for sharing! :)
I am looking forward to your further partnerships! (maybe companies that create zero waste toothpaste or at least use biodegradable, compostable or reusable products :D)

Valeria

Valeria

December 11, 2019

Fantastic initiative and great job! Thank you for your efforts :)

Yulia

Yulia

December 11, 2019

Happy to read that Bamboo is constantly working on improvement of your logistic footprint on the environment. This is why you have me as your permanent client. Concious buyers and our planet need more such suppliers like you guys!

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