Make your orders carbon-neutral
We are proud to announce that we are working with Eco Cart to provide carbon-neutral orders. Eco-cart works with global suppliers to reduce and offset carbon emissions. These projects that the community support, are vetted and are certified by international standards and regulations. Each project they work with is triple verified to maximize their positive impact where each project is held. Working with a company like this that helps real projects internationally and also helping orders become carbon neutral are big parts of our mission. We’re very excited to introduce this addition to our site.
About Eco Cart
Since it was founded, the community of Eco-Cart, at the time of writing this, has saved 848,214 trees and offset 25,870,932 lbs of Carbon Dioxide internationally. They cover impactful projects and those that are important to world issues. The range of projects includes protecting forests, river conservation, building and maintaining wind farms, composting projects, building fuel-efficient stoves and solar stoves for 3rd world communities, and building systems to filter and purify water. Eco-Cart themselves states that:
“The projects they fund are vetted, ethically proven, and scientifically verified according to the world’s major carbon standards. With over 90% of each dollar going directly to projects that are proven to reduce the number of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere.“
The project selection criteria
- Legitimacy: They look for projects worldwide that are legitimately reducing and making an impact on the environment. After this, they confirm all the aspects of each project. These aspects are financial information, the science behind the process making sure each project meets the requirements of the world’s major carbon standards including the United Nations.
- Impact: Eco-Cart projects slow climate change but also do good for the environment and local communities and also do good for the animal habitats. To do this they work with developers to make sure that the project is sound, stable, and is capable of making an impact on people and the planet.
- Traceability: All projects are traced and all emissions are tracked. All this information is available to customers meaning this gives the Eco Cart community greater certainty on where and how the money is being spent.
- Transparency: Eco- Cart generated a carbon impact report for all customers that can be viewed in real-time. Also, you can see information about the offset project as part of the data provided.
How to make your order carbon neutral on our website
To make your order carbon-neutral, simply add all the products you are going to buy into your cart. After this is all done, check your cart. When this tab opens, you will see a box calculating your carbon footprint. This is “Eco-Cart” and once this is calculated a tick box will appear. If you want to make your order carbon-neutral tick this box and checkout. The price will be added to your basket total.
The total of your carbon footprint will be calculated by the weight of the product and price. This usually works out to about 1-2% of your total cost.
The Chrome Extension
To track and use this application on any other online store that participates in Eco-Cart you can download the Google Chrome extension. All you need to do is download the chrome extension and carry on shopping as usual. When shopping there will be a pop-up from the extension to make the purchase carbon neutral. This will happen in any stores that are in partnership with this application. On this extension, you can track and find information about the projects your spending is helping.
To find out more please find the links below.