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Make the difference.

From products to shipping, from packaging to working conditions.

Not only do we encourage green lifestyles with Greenstory-essentials, we also look inwards at our impact as a company. GreenTeam uses recycled paper shipping materials such as envelopes and even the label on which your address is printed.

Recycling of a tonne of paper can save 7,000 gallons of water, 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, and 4,000 kW of energy – The Guardian

Read Yagmur’s article about GreenBook in the Circular Economy

GreenBook Impact

Greenstory-essentials

Green essentials which tell their own story with the 10 labels.

Greenstory-essentials are labelled with the relevant icons, we also call them ‘Chapters’ of the product’s story. These 10 icons tell the story of a product’s lifecycle from resource extraction to disposal or reuse. At a minimum, all essentials are fair trade as symbolised by the heart label.

Water-saving

We aim to minimise our water footprint.

Tree-friendly

FSC, PEFC or Blauer Engel certified

Reuseable

Send a product back to GreenTeam if you’re done re-using.

Recycled

There’s no ‘away’ when throwing away.

Non-toxic

No harmful substances.

Green energy

We are working towards 100% green energy while reducing our use.

Fair trade

A fair working environment is our requirement for all products.

Made in the EU

Conforms to EU law

Climate neutral

We are climate neutral by compensating our greenhouse gas emissions.

Biodegradable

Broken down by micro-organisms, goes with household waste.

Give back

Fawaka GreenBook donates Entrepreneur School scholarships to primary kids in disadvantaged areas as well as refugees. This brings confidence, an entrepreneurial spirit, positivity and practical skills which you don’t learn in school. The word ‘fawaka’ means “How are you doing?”, originally used in  Surinamese street language and now widely used in the Netherlands and beyond.

This limited edition GreenBook is now only available on request starting at 25 GreenBooks.

#mygreenstory

We’d love to hear about your green story! Share a post with the hashtag #mygreenstory for a chance to appear in our feed. You can find us on social media @ourgreenstory. Or why not write a product review to let others like you know about your experiences with our products?

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