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YouCopia Commits to Sustainable Products, Packaging and Practices
Through its Organizers Made Better™ Initiative
Chicago (March 4, 2023) – YouCopia® introduces its Organizers Made Better sustainability initiative which considers people and the planet as the company improves its products, packaging, and practices for a brighter sustainable future.
“Our homes contain many things that make daily living easier and more enjoyable. Items that serve a purpose and last a long time make them a more sustainable choice,” said YouCopia President Lauren Greenwood. “We create organizers with high-quality materials to withstand daily use for many, many years. We aim to make products that “move with you”, lasting longer than a rental agreement or mortgage contract. We’re ramping up use of recycled materials and finding ways to make goods recyclable too.”
Starting in 2023, YouCopia’s new products will be made with post-industrial (factory-scrap) recycled materials, whenever possible. The company’s premium products are designed for durability, cleanability, and long-term use, and backed by its Feel Good Promise™. The products will be engraved with recycle symbols for proper disposal at the end of their useful life.
There’s nothing worse than purchasing a product with a ton of packaging that goes straight in the trash. YouCopia products are intentionally packaged in a compact manner with minimal air space for energy-efficient transport. Plastic-free boxes and inserts are printed with soybean ink. In partnership with How2Recycle®, all packaging is 100% curbside recyclable and clearly marked with recycling information, so packing materials end up in the proper bin, not the landfill.
It doesn’t stop at products and packaging. Sustainable business practices are important for the environment and people involved. YouCopia products are invented, designed, marketed, and sold by a full team of experts in Chicago. The company maintains trusted partnerships with overseas factories that undergo regular 3rd party audits, such as SMETA and BSCI, to verify labor, health and safety, environmental and business ethics standards. Domestic suppliers and service vendors are carefully selected and managed, right down to the eco-friendly paper tape used for shipments.
“Whether creating U.S. jobs through our Chicago headquarters, supporting our network of service providers, or maintaining partnerships with audit-approved manufacturing facilities, YouCopia aims to help people and the planet,” Greenwood said.
“By focusing on products, packaging and practices, we’re able to immediately start making sustainable changes. Our goal is to keep improving and increasing our commitments,” she said. “When you purchase our organizers, you can rest assured they are Organizers Made Better.”
Since its founding in 2009, YouCopia has helped millions of people discover the “woo hoo” feeling of being organized. The company creates practical organization products to fit different items throughout the home. With almost effortless set-up (no tools or installation required), anyone can transform their space into a happy place. YouCopia is a WBNEC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise based in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood.