bambu® Doubles Down on its Commitment to Carbon Neutrality - All Orders Now Ship Carbon Free

May 27, 2021
Portland, OR (October 16, 2020) -bambu LLC announced today that the company has taken another step to strengthen the company's sustainable leadership by committing to offset the carbon emissions generated by shipping orders to their customers. 

Carbon Neutrality is the defining issue of our time. Being human means releasing planet-warming carbon emissions into the atmosphere. It happens when we take a shower, charge our phones, or let out a yawn after a long day. Just like humans release carbon pollution, so do businesses - and bambu® is no exception.
 
Everyday in the U.S. alone, e-commerce packages travel about the same distance as going to the moon and back ...133,000 times. Online shopping has transformed retail. Unfortunately, it’s also impacting the environment, and not for the better. Having an order conveniently delivered to your doorstep is a major contributor to climate change.
 
We’re on a mission one spoon at a time, one order at a time. As bambu® continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources toward our values in order to maximize the positive impact of our products. At bambu, we have long held the conviction that we can be both a great business and a great corporate citizen. In fact, we believe we cannot be one without the other.
 
Corporate social responsibility is cemented in bambu’s DNA because our people believe deeply in making the world a better place. Bambu joins our B Corp businesses to lead by example. Read more about what sets bambu apart from other businesses. 

Starting today, we’re taking a stand and doing something about it. We’re becoming one of the few e-commerce brands to offset 100% of our carbon emissions from shipping. This achievement is the result of an effort to measure our global footprint in accordance with international certification standards, coupled with efforts to reach carbon neutrality.
 
For every order that ships, we now balance it with a positive environmental impact thanks to our partner, EcoCart. The full environmental impact of getting your favorite bambu products to your door is completely neutralized.
 
This initiative comes at no additional cost to our customers. It simply comes with the satisfaction of knowing that shopping at bambu means making a positive impact on the planet. 
 
So now you’ll know when a bambu package arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world. Learn more about our Testing and materials. 
 
What does it mean to offset emissions?
It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of shipping items at [company name], we invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. It’s almost like we’re giving the planet an IOU, then immediately paying it back.
 
How does it work?
Now, each time someone buys an item at bambu, we will automatically purchase verified emissions reductions, more commonly known as “offsets” through our friends at EcoCart. These purchases support environmental projects, like wind and solar farms that create clean energy, or protecting trees that would otherwise be cut down so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air. On top of it, we make sure that these projects are doing some extra good like protecting animals or supporting underserved communities.
 
Why is this important?
bambu has always been conscious of our impact and actively worked to lighten our carbon footprint. We believe that if we all work together towards positive change, we can make the world a cleaner, healthier place.
 
What do you mean carbon neutral?
When we say we’ll be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions we create from shipping our products to your door.
 
Will this come at a cost to me?
No, we’re picking up the tab on this one! It's simply another reason to shop with bambu.
 
At bambu, we are committed to slowing the effects of climate change, one spoon at a time, one order at a time. Learn about our organic certification initiatives. 


About bambu LLC
bambu® is a leading brand of sustainable home and outdoor goods. The company sells its award-winning designs created from renewable, organic, and recycled materials in more than 14 countries. Since 2003, bambu® has been attracting customers to its plastic-free, zero-waste options for cooking, entertaining, and eating on-the-go. The product range consists of kitchen tools, bamboo utensils, bamboo plates, compostable dinnerware, eco-friendly cutlery, kids eating utensils, cutting boards and serving pieces.
bambu® is the only company to earn the familiar USDA organic seal for its certified organic cooking, eating and kids' utensils. Veneerware®, the company's premium brand of disposable dinnerware is the only brand sourced from organic sources, compost approved and is a USDA biobased certified product.
bambu® is a certified B Corporation business and has earned an A+ from the Better Business Bureau, and has achieved the highest Gold level distinction from the Green Business Network. The company's purpose-driven approach provides contributions and support to numerous nonprofit environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Wild Salmon Center, Forest Stewardship Council, Surfrider, The Honeybee Research Lab, Conservation Alliance, and others through the company's active membership in 1% for the Planet. Visit our About Us page to learn more, and follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bambuhome.