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Sustainability, Why It Matters.

Posted on August 29 2023

As the world becomes more conscious of the environmental impact of human activities, the importance of reducing waste and adopting eco-friendly practices has become increasingly evident. One area where individuals and businesses can make a significant difference is in packaging. By embracing the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle, we can contribute to a more sustainable future.

Why does it matter?

Why recycling and biodegradable materials matter.

The excessive use of packaging materials has led to a significant increase in waste generation. This waste not only occupies valuable landfill space but also contributes to pollution and resource depletion. By reducing, reusing, and recycling packaging, we can minimize these negative impacts and conserve resources for future generations.

Our Packaging Mission

At Hickory Ridge Soaps, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint through sustainable packaging practices. We understand the importance of using materials that are both biodegradable and recyclable. By doing so, we aim to minimize waste and promote a circular economy.

Reducing Waste

One of the key aspects of our packaging strategy is to minimize waste generation. We achieve this by using only the necessary amount of packaging material, avoiding excessive layers or unnecessary components. This not only reduces the amount of waste produced but also lowers transportation costs and energy consumption.

Eco-Friendly and Earth-Friendly Options

Earth Friendly packaging options.

Our commitment to sustainability extends to the materials we use in our packaging. We prioritize eco-friendly options such as biodegradable and compostable materials. These materials break down naturally over time, reducing their impact on the environment. By choosing earth-friendly packaging, we can help preserve our planet for future generations.

Biodegradable Bags

One specific example of our eco-friendly packaging is our biodegradable bags. These bags, which are made of cotton muslin or cellophane, are made from plant-based materials that break down naturally, leaving behind no harmful residues. They offer a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic bags, which can take hundreds of years to decompose.

Biodegradable Boxes

Our soap bars are packaged using earth-friendly, biodegradable materials. We utilize plastic-free, biodegradable boxes.

Biodegradable Packaging


Shipping is an integral part of our business, and we recognize the environmental impact it can have. To address this, we have invested in earth-friendly shipping boxes and envelopes. These packaging materials are made from recycled materials and are designed to be reused or easily recycled.

By using earth-friendly shipping materials, we aim to minimize the carbon emissions associated with transportation and contribute to a more sustainable shipping industry.

On occasion, we repurpose packaging materials from other companies to minimize waste.

Reducing Packaging

Another way we contribute to waste reduction is by minimizing the amount of packaging used for our products. We continuously explore innovative designs and materials that allow us to maintain product integrity while using fewer resources. By reducing packaging, we not only reduce waste but also lower transportation costs and carbon emissions.  When possible, we provide products in a solid form to reduce the need for plastic packaging.  For those products that do require plastic packaging, we only use packaging material that is the easiest to reuse and recycle.

Save the Earth


Adopting a reduce, reuse, and recycle approach to packaging is crucial for a sustainable future. By prioritizing eco-friendly options, such as biodegradable materials and reducing packaging waste, we can make a positive impact on the environment. At Hickory Ridge Soaps, we are committed to playing our part in creating a more sustainable world. Join us in our mission to reduce waste and embrace eco-friendly packaging solutions.