Carbon Neutral Shipping - CandleScience

Carbon Neutral Shipping

We're proud to be the first in our industry to offer carbon neutral shipping on all of our outgoing UPS shipments.

What Does Carbon Neutral Mean?

Using calculations from several world-renowned environmental organizations, we know the amount of CO2 released by shipping customer orders via UPS. With that information, we can purchase credits to offset 100% of the CO2 released. The result is that the transportation of your supplies does not contribute to CO2 levels in the atmosphere at all. It's something to feel good about, and share with your customers.

How Does it Work?

Carbon neutrality is a fairly new concept, but it's actually quite simple. There are a number of companies all over the world that deal in 'carbon credits'. Companies or individuals who wish to offset the carbon they release are able to purchase credits from these companies. The money is used to fund projects that either prevent CO2 from being released, or actively remove it from the atmosphere. Two very common approaches are reforestation (planting trees that absorb CO2 from the air) and methane capture (usually from landfill off-gassing).

Advances in technology have helped to improve the efficiency of trucks and planes, but we are a long way off from zero emission shipping. In the meantime, buying carbon credits is a great way to eliminate emissions using today's technologies.

Does This Raise Shipping Prices?

Absolutely not. We are paying the full cost of offsetting your shipments. UPS service remains exactly the same; same prices, same delivery times, same level of quality. The only difference is that you can market your products as being sourced using carbon neutral transportation.

As always, thank you for your business. Without your support, we would not be able to pursue important projects like this.

We'd love to hear what you think about carbon neutral shipping. 

Please send an email and let us know.