On the way to more sustainability
Yes, we'll say it straight: souvenirs are not exactly a symbol of sustainability by their nature. Even more so when you consider that traveling itself, especially over long distances, is not exactly ecological. The most sustainable approach would be to avoid souvenirs and long journeys.
On the other hand, traveling opens up new worlds for us: it educates, expands our horizons and enables us to experience and appreciate other cultures, people and ways of life. Every journey tells a story, every discovery advances our understanding and tolerance. It's not just about seeing new places, but also about discovering and learning new things within ourselves. It is in our hands to organize these trips consciously and responsibly. We are aware of the dual role of travel – as an enrichment for the individual and as a responsibility towards our planet. We are committed to ensuring that the joy of discovery and awareness of sustainability go hand in hand.
Our promise to sustainability
At Mitbringsel aus Heidelberg, we are committed to ensuring that our business practices are as environmentally friendly as possible. Our main focus is on reducing waste and using sustainable materials.
We mainly ship our goods in recycled boxes. This may not seem glamorous at first glance, but we believe that beauty also lies in the simplicity and care with which we treat our environment.
We also avoid unnecessary packaging and try to gradually replace plastic products with sustainable alternatives. Reducing plastic consumption is a small but crucial step towards minimizing our environmental footprint.
More self-manufacturing for shorter supply chains
Our next big project? Making more and more products yourself. This is an ambitious goal, but we firmly believe it will allow us to reduce our carbon emissions while offering unique, lovingly designed products. Short supply chains are not only more sustainable, they also mean that we can better control the quality and origin of our products.
Constantly new ideas for more sustainability
We are not resting on our previous successes. Instead, we are constantly looking for new ideas and approaches to improve our contribution to sustainability. Whether it's improving our recycling processes, working with greener suppliers or testing innovative, green materials, we're constantly moving.
The journey to sustainability is not an easy one and we still have a long way to go. But we believe in what we do and we are willing to constantly question and improve our practices.
So next time you're looking for a souvenir, remember: It's one thing to go without something. But it is different to make conscious decisions and support companies that strive to act responsibly. If you have souvenirs from Heidelberg, we would be happy if you accompanied us on this trip. Together we can make a difference!