LimeLoop creates smart shippers, produced from recycled billboards that can be shipped to the customer with a pre-printed return label inside. Customers can then place the label in the clear pouch on the outside of the bag, drop it in the mail, and send the reusable bag back to Turtle Fur to be reused for the next order.
According to LimeLoop, a reusable shipping package could last for as long as 10 years or more. Each standard single-use plastic mailer bag from daily shipments consumes one-third of a gallon of water and 3 thousandths of a gallon of oil.
Turtle Fur’s hopes to reduce single use bag usage by 200 bags per month, resulting in about sixty-six gallons of water and over a half gallon of oil saved each month.
Turtle Fur will begin with a pilot program available now, where customers can opt in for a small fee to have their order shipped in LimeLoop’s reusable shipper.