Busy Lizzie Plans is going green!

Our packaging

  • Our custom designed envelopes are 100% recyclable
  • Our mailers for larger items are made of recycled kraft cardstock and are 100% recyclable
  • Our padded mailers for larger items are 100% eco-friendly and can be recycled
  • Our purple tissue paper can be recycled and composts well
  • Most of our cellophane bags are 100% compostable*

*compostable cellos will be marked with a cute little leaf sticker

Our products

  • Stickers - check with your local recycling depot to see if these can be recycled (every jurisdiction is different!)
  • Journaling/Thank you Card - 100% recyclable
  • Rewards card - 100% recyclable
  • Washi - 100% recyclable
  • Sticker Albums & Reusable Sticker Books - the combination of materials in these products makes them difficult to recycle. The sticker-release paper in the Reusable Sticker Books is coated in silicone and is not recycled by most depots
  • Die Cuts (matte paper only) - 100% recyclable
  • Vinyl Decals - Unable to recycle due to adhesive

Our efforts

  • Reduced trips to the post office (via driving) by purchasing stamps and a scale. Instead, Lizzie and I walk to the postal box a couple of blocks from home.
  • Shopify offsets our carbon footprint as part of their platform.
  • Smaller amounts of "on hand" sticker stock means less waste.
  • Ordering from local Canadian companies and ordering as many supplies at a time as possible to reduce emissions during shipping. 
  • Switched to an eco-tank printer that can be refilled with ink from a recyclable bottle instead of a single use mixed plastic cartridge.