Rebecca's Environmental Practices
We know sustainability is as important to you as it is to us. Since our founding in 2004, Rebecca's Apothecary vision is to connect our community to the earth and their health while furthering environmentalism and sustainability. We are working hard to make the world a better place & enjoying every minute.
There are many different strategies to being environmentally-friendly. Here are some of the steps we are taking.
Refills & Reusable Housewares
Rebecca’s offer refills on liquid and bulk products. We offer an array of bulk ingredients used to make botanical medicine and natural body care. We also sell a variety of reusable houseware items that reduce single-use plastics.
Earth-Friendly Packaging & Shipping Materials
We use recyclable & reusable shipping boxes and kraft wadding, biodegradable packing peanuts, dye-free recyclable crinkle paper and re-use shipping materials whenever possible.
We work to source from as many local purveyors as possible, including growers, artists, and other small businesses.
Sustainable Shop Supplies
Rebecca’s sources earth-friendly shop supplies whenever possible; compostable cups, recycled paper products, refillable pens, recycled ocean plastic bags, bulk cleaning supplies, displays made from reclaimed wood and upcycled materials, and the list continues to grow.
Reducing Single Use Plastic Packaging
We have worked hard to eliminate virtually all single use plastic packaging and continue to source earth friendly packaging alternatives whenever possible.
Awareness of At Risk Plants
Rebecca’s apothecary works to protect plant populations by thoughtfully choosing trusted biodynamic, organic, and wildcrafted sources, maintaining sensitivity to the status of at risk plants and regions.
Supporting Regenerative Agriculture
We prefer to source herbs from smaller farmers who are using regenerative agriculture practices that enhance and improve soil health, optimize resource management, alleviate climate change, and improve water quality.
Responsible Material Disposal
Any materials that cannot be composted or recycled are taken to CHARM, the local “Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials” including plastic bags, electronics and styrofoam.
Thought and Education
We consider the environmental impact of every action we take, encourage communication and collaboration with customers, vendors, and team members to continually better our practices, innovate and try new things.