Improvements We Are Cultivating
We are profoundly lucky to have customers who care as much as we do about sustainability, and who provide us with so much inspiration and ways to improve. We want to keep you up to date on the projects underway here at Vego Garden to further lessen our footprint on the planet.In pursuit of our own sustainability goals as well as your own feedback, we are currently testing ways to eliminate the protective plastic film from our panels, without jeopardizing quality. Currently the film functions to protect the panels from damage during manufacturing and shipping. During 2021 we worked hard to innovate and test solutions, and hope to release updated packaging without plastic film in 2022.Meanwhile, as the plastic film gets worked out, our product packaging is getting an earth-friendly update, too. In 2022 we will begin phasing out our old packaging, and make the switch to eco-conscious brown boxes. The use of less dyes, inks, and paints will help reduce the overall footprint of our products.
Finally, we continue to seek opportunities to optimize the sustainability of our manufacturing locations. Currently we are working to gradually shift our manufacturing closer to us, here in Houston, Texas, so that we can have direct access to our products during manufacturing, further reduce the overall carbon footprint of our products, and decrease the possibility of stocking issues due to international shipping delays. Because we are committed to the goal of decreasing our carbon footprint, this shift also necessitates a steady supply of American steel that passes our strict QC standards.
Much like gardening, sustainability can sometimes be incredibly complex, and involves a lot of moving parts. But rest assured that we are committed to doing it right. Be sure to check in from time to time, as we will continue to keep our gardeners updated on our progress here on this page. In the meantime, let’s grow a greener future together.
- Vego Garden