Always! Our tape is plastic free and we reuse boxes when possible or use 100% recycled boxes when needed. We use recyclable and compostable alternatives to bubble wrap to make sure your package is delivered safely and free of any plastic waste.
While limiting the amount of plastic in our lives is awesome, we want to look at each product holistically. This means considering how the ingredients are sourced, how it’s manufactured, how the people who are making the product are treated, who the company hires and puts into leadership roles, who the company supports/invests in with their profits, etc. The questions asked may vary slightly from product to product, for example deodorant vs a rechargeable lighter, but we always aim to provide the best available options for our Hummingbee customers.
Love this question! There are so many incredible eco shops opening, and we hope more and more continue to open! Not only does everyone bring a something different to the table, but we also believe there's plenty of room at the table! The more available this type of shopping becomes, the more it will become normalized.
Hummingbee is an online shop based out of the Chicago suburbs.
We wish! At Hummingbee we believe in doing your best, but know that living completely plastic free isn’t always practical. Most of our products are, but sometimes the most sustainable option available still has a little plastic involved. We will always be transparent in what the packaging of each product contains, and how to best dispose of everything if/when the time comes.
We may not currently, but if you let us know what you’re looking for we’re always happy to investigate and find the best option! We’re big fans of finding the most sustainably and ethically made options out there.