How do we minimize our own carbon footprint?
100% Recycled Packaging
Our packages aren't custom-made. They aren't plastic laminated display boxes. We use 100% recycled and reused packaging material, except for the tape. This eliminates the need for producing more packaging that will soon end up in a landfill, and it nearly eliminates our carbon footprint associated with shipping. We also do our best to send boxes without any logos or branding so you can more easily use it again for yourself or your business.
Smart Material COnservaTion
We are developing many closed-loop material systems within our own R&D and production processes. This means that scraps, chips, and flashing bits that typically end up in the trash are collected, sorted, and re-processed for various projects.
For our own internal R&D work as well as for customer parts, we offer a wide (and growing) selection of low-emission, recycled, and recyclable materials. We highly prioritize material suppliers that have green credentials and/or emission data about their products. We also prioritize local/domestic suppliers in order to reduce shipping emissions.
We are developing our own data collection systems for process emissions. This incudes, but is not limited to, measuring the electrical energy used for a given process. The purpose of this is to identify areas where we can improve efficiency and allocated resources towards them.
We highly prioritize domestic suppliers for parts, tools, and materials. When possible, we especially prefer to purchase from the WNY area. This helps us cut shipping emissions, develop stronger relationships with suppliers, and expedite deliveries. If you are a supplier relevant to our industry located in Buffalo, NY, contact us!
Circular Economy Support
The circular economy is a powerful ideology that involves product design in such as way that energy and materials are recirculated as much as possible. This means that when a product is no longer useful, it is purposefully designed to be transformed into something new, broken down (safely) into the environment, or easily repaired. Cross Product Design, LLC is a proud member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation community!
We have eliminated unnecessary emissions associated with commuting to, maintaining, and temperature controlling auxiliary facilities. Being a primarily web-based company, we have developed processes for interfacing with customers, controlling equipment, and designing parts remotely.
For Our Customers
How do we help minimize your carbon footprint?
100% Recycled Packaging
Sustainable Design Principles
Sustainable and Circular Design Consultation
...you fall under 'eco-friendly' and 'minimalist' design.
Questions about our sustainability practices? Wondering how you and your business can become sustainable? Get in touch!