Like many families, we have two trash cans: one for trash that goes to the landfill and another for trash that gets recycled.
So, the other day, our little girl threw her wrapper from a bean snack into the recycling. I told her, “That goes into the trash.” She looked at me and said, “No, recycling. Make a new bean snack.”
I didn’t have the heart to tell her that the wrapper was not recyclable, so I discretely moved it into the trash when she wasn’t looking.
Having kids makes you think.
Makes you think about your place in the world.
Makes you think about the values you act upon.
Makes you think about little things like whether a wrapper from a bean snack is recyclable.
So, you can credit our kids for our minimalist packaging approach at Chasing Windmills. They made us think. We’re not perfect, but we’re trying.
Take our crib sheet box. It’s made from lightweight 100% post-consumer fiber, sized perfectly to fit just one crib sheet. We also think it’s pretty darn cute too! And, rest assured if your little one asks you, you can recycle it- again.
Take our poly mailer (the industry lingo for our lightweight mailer). It’s made from 100% recycled content, all post-consumer material. And, once again, your little one will be happy to know that it’s re-recyclable too.
Take our cotton ribbon that wraps up our swaddles and companion blankets. It’s approximately two feet of premium Italian cotton ribbon, equal parts timeless beauty and simplicity. We didn’t skimp on the ribbon quality because it too can have a second life — perhaps as a hair tie for Mom.
You see, we owe a big thanks to our kids for making us think.
Let us know what you and your kids think. We’re listening…