When it comes to the noissue community, we want to help our customers have a broader positive impact on the world beyond just using eco-friendly packaging.
This is why we created the Eco-Alliance program: to give people the opportunity to get more hands-on in protecting the environment.
The great news? Joining the Eco-Alliance is incredibly easy, and anyone can do it! Read on for our handy guide on how to sign up and promote your membership to your customers.
What is the noissue Eco-Alliance?
The Eco-Alliance is an initiative to help further offset the impacts of your packaging choices. Noissue already has a bunch of incentives in place to minimize the impact on the environment, including:
– Each of our packaging products is either compostable, recyclable or reusable.
– All of our paper products are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which means they’re sourced ethically and sustainably.
– We use soy-based ink in all our products, which is made from a 100 percent renewable source (soy oil) and is biodegradable.
But we wanted to take this one step further, so we created the noissue Eco-Alliance.
Every time an order is placed by our customers, they can choose where a tree is planted by our partner One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization that plants trees to help with global reforestation. Thanks to the Eco-Alliance, more than 36,000 trees have been planted worldwide.
The location where the trees are planted depends on which area One Tree Planted decides is most in need, but areas covered include North America, Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa. Planting trees helps us contribute to offsetting shipping products to our customers around the world.
The Perks of Being an Eco-Alliance Member
1. You Can Show Your Commitment to Sustainability With the Eco-Alliance Badge
The noissue Eco-Alliance badge is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability. It shows your customers your commitment to forging a more responsible path by using noissue's Compostable, Recycled, or Reusable packaging.
The Eco-Alliance badge can be proudly displayed on your packaging, your online storefront, your physical storefront, your social media, and more!
If you need a little inspiration, we've got you covered. Here's all the ways your brand can show off your Eco-Alliance badge and sport your support.
You can also read more about the packaging materials we choose and the circular frameworks we follow for each and every product here.
2. You Contribute to Global Reforestation
Being a member of the Eco-Alliance is an awesome way to contribute to global reforestation. For every order placed by a member, trees are planted in locations in need of reforestation to help offset your shipping.
According to scientists, planting billions of trees across the world is one of the easiest ways to reduce climate change by tackling the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global warming.
If you want to know more about why reforesting is so important, read this story on where and why we plant trees.
3. By Joining the Eco-Alliance, You Join a Global Community
By joining our Eco-Alliance, you also become a member of a global community of eco-conscious brands who value the same things that you do. You can connect with and gain support from a community of like-minded businesses.
You'll also get featured on our site and we’ll showcase your brand in a story on The Wrap. By adding your profile to our directory and being featured in a customer feature, you’ll gain global visibility for your business.
Want to get to know other Eco-Alliance members? You can read the stories of some of the businesses that are part of the community here.
As part of our Eco-Alliance community, you'll also have the opportunity to participate in our noissue Rewards program. But more on that coming soon!
💡 Pro tip: If you want to search for members by a particular industry or country, use the search functions at the top of the Eco-Alliance page.
That All Sounds Great! How Do I Sign Up?
Method 1) While making a packaging purchase:
- During the checkout process, select yes when asked if you want to opt into joining the Eco-Alliance.
- When your purchase is complete, you will be taken to a page where you can select the location you'd like to plant your tree in.
- Following this, an email will be sent to you with a link to download the Eco-Alliance badge.
Method 2) When signing up post-purchase:
- Go to noissue.co, and click About Us.
- Scroll down to the Our Eco-Packaging Alliance section and click Join Us! under About the Program.
- It’ll say “Join the Alliance!” and you’ll be prompted to enter your email address.
- And since you’ve already made a purchase, you’ll be added straight into the Eco-Alliance.
Alternatively, when your noissue packaging order arrives there will be a QR code included that you will be able to scan with your phone to enact your membership.
Should I promote being part of the Eco-Alliance to my customers?
Absolutely! We encourage you to share your membership with your customers, as research shows that shoppers want to align with businesses that have the same values as them.
A survey by Hotwire in 2019 found that 47 percent of internet users worldwide stopped ordering products and services from brands that had violated their personal values, and protecting the environment was the #1 value at the top of their list.
Showing that your business values the environment and that shopping with you helps in the fight against climate change can lead to greater brand love and loyalty.
To make promoting this easier for you, we’ve created an Eco-Alliance badge that you can download and display on your site (or elsewhere like your social media or physical store front!)
The downloadable badge and instructions on how to display on your website are included in our introductory email.
If you want to take it one step further, we’d recommend dedicating a section of your website or a blog post to talk about what it means to be a part of the Eco-Alliance. You can repurpose the information about tree planting and climate change we’ve talked here or link through to this blog post.
Explaining the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind your sustainability moves will ensure your customers know you care deeply about this issue and can walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to making a positive impact on the environment.
More trees, please 🌲🤝
We hope that answers the questions you have around noissue’s Eco-Alliance program! The aim is to help with global reforestation and climate change, one tree at a time – and to get you involved in the initiative, too.
If we’ve missed anything, feel free to get in touch with us and ask any questions here.
We have lots of exciting things in the pipeline planned for our Eco-Alliance members (including rewards for customers who’ve been extra forest friendly) so now is a great time to sign up and get involved!