Our committment to the environment

  

 

In 2015 we began a pivitol change in our behavior towards the environment.  We started by retrofitting all of the lights on our campus to new energy effiecient bulbs. This allowed us to operate at a lower cost and pass the savings on to you.   Our next project was putting a stop to all the paper invoices we generated.  We achieved this by installing a point of sale system.  Having a POS allowed us to save a tremendous amount of paper, reduce our credit card fees, and staff more effectively.   We again passed these savings to the consumers.  

 

In early 2016 we began early enrollment in Austins Zero Waste Program, this was a big change for us and it took some time for everyone to learn the new processes.  Some of the processes we adopted were:   

 

Eliminating plastic water bottles

Eliminating plastic bags

Using rechargable batteries over traditional

Installing new trash receptacles for Recycling and Waste

Working with other companies to exchange materials, saving them from going into waste.

Composting our foods and light papers.

Purchasing post consumer recycled goods.

 

In no time at all our staff was completely on board and were making a great impact on reducing our waste.  We slowing began intoducing more steps such as wifi controlled heating and AC, installing thermostat guards and we are in the process of using 100% recycled materials for our shipping.

We stopped using plastic bags and on request only will use paper bags, we encourge resusable bags. 

We changed all of our cleaners to ones that are free of harmful or high vapors. 

All of our furniture, desks, computers, pens, papers, etc come are post consumer.

We also own TOPS Texas, which specializes in selling post consumers office products, saving millions from ending up in landfills.

Crystals By Nature does not supply or sell products that may be harmful to the environment or to people. We do currently carry some of the dyed agates, but we are looking to phase these out as well.

In March of 2016 we were recognized as a Gold Level Member of Austin Business Leaders.

We encourage everyone to to their part to leave the world a better place than we found it. 

If you have any suggestions on the environmnet we would love to hear from you.

Email - jeff@crystalsbynature.com

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