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Footwise Promotes Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
At Footwise, our commitment to the environment is as strong as our commitment to foot health. Here are some ideas for reducing the impact of mailorder shipping. We call it "Green Shipping."

We Recommend Commercial Shipping Addresses
Entering a commercial shipping address instead of a residential address is better for the environment because it is a more fuel-efficient way to get the package to you. Commercial addresses often allow the truck drivers to save miles on delivery distances and allow more deliveries per gallon of fuel.

Minimize Use of Air Shipping
We all love the convenience of air shipping (and traveling), but the environmental costs are significant. Airplanes emit more greenhouse gases per mile than ground transportation (trucks, trains, bikes). From a carbon emissions perspective standard ground shipping to a commercial address is optimal.

Order with a friend
The biggest, heaviest item that gets delivered is the truck that drives to your door, not the package they leave for you. It only makes sense to gets as many items as possible in each delivery to save the fuel cost per item. Split an order with a friend or family member to reduce the impact of the delivery.

Our shipping boxes are sturdy - but not always pretty:
We have recently increased our efforts to re-use all intact shipping boxes from incoming returns and exchanges. So don't be surprised if your shoes arrive in an 'experienced' box. We want the contents to be perfect but the appearance of the box . . not so important.

Producing a Greener Catalog
In order to reduce our environmental footprint, Footwise improved the way we utilize our paper resources. At Footwise we print on Forest Stewardship Council-certified 10-30% post-consumer waste recycled paper (Mixed Sources).

The following information comes directly from the Forest Stewardship Council.

FSC certified wood comes from well managed forests, company controlled sources and/or recycled material. Company controlled sources are controlled, in accordance with FSC standards, to exclude illegally harvested timber, forests where high conservation values are threatened, genetically modified organisms, violation of people's civil and traditional rights and wood from forests harvested for the purpose of converting land to plantations or other non-forest use.

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