Sustainably packaged for you
At Chacon we use a couple of packaging methods. We ship the product with compostable and reusable packaging. Chacon is proud to be part of The Eco Packaging Alliance that contribute to global reforestation, one tree at a time. Every 100 Chacon orders will plant a tree in support to global reforestation through the alliance.
Now let's get to know the difference
Compostable Product Packaging
What it means: Compostable packaging is typically made from several renewable plant-based materials and/or bio-polymers. To be certified home compostable, a product must break down in home compost within 180 days and 90 days in commercial composting conditions.
Why it is awesome: Cardboard and paper products are a great addition to the backyard compost as it helps with the carbon-nitrogen ratio. Easily broken down in compost, these products also tend to have chemical compounds removed from the product.
Ensuring success: Sometimes people don’t notice that something is compostable, meaning it can sometimes end up in the landfill. If you don’t have a home compost, you can look at local options for communal compost sites or somewhere you can drop off items for commercial composting.
Reusable Product Packaging
What it means: Reusable packaging has a built-in second (and possibly third, fourth, etc.) use. While most packaging is typically single-use and recycled after it accomplishes its primary goal, reusable packaging can be used multiple times for a variety of functions.
Why it is awesome: When an item of packaging is used for a second time after its initial use, that doubles the utility of the packaging and prevents another single-use piece of packaging from being used.
Ensuring success: For reusable packaging to have its desired impact, it has to be used more than once. Simply put, if a reusable bag is immediately discarded, it loses potentially positive benefits it might have had. To combat this, companies should focus on educating their customers on packaging and how to make the most out of it.
Trees planted by the alliance: