Are You Pro-Planet at Heart?

When your mindset is pro-planet, Bonk Fit for the win!

Living eco-smart and producing less waste —it’s a captivating idea. With climate change and growing plastic pollution in our oceans, it certainly feels like the right thing to do. However, it's not easy to turn concerns into actions.

Here are just some of the ways we minimize environmental impact and make a difference as a family and business owner.  

A great place to start is the kitchen. Checkout your bulk food stores and try to minimize the amount of plastic-wrapped items you buy. We bring our own reusable grocery bags or choose paper instead of using plastic bags. It's pretty motivating when you actually see the amount of your waste go down. Our philosophy is to use as little plastic as possible. 

When we eat out, we pass on straws and wrappers. We bring home leftovers and often repurpose them into another meal. 

With everything else, we do our absolute best to make sure that it gets in the right recycling stream after we’ve used it to its fullest extent. We make regular trips to our local dump with our recycled metal cans, plastic bottles, and paper goods. Our area does not provide weekly recycle pickup, which is a sad fact, especially as a native New Yorker where recycling is prevalent.   

At Bonk Fit, we're on a zero waste mission. We are a digital large format printer. Our primary print process is dye sublimation, which produces paper waste. It's a two-step process, we digitally print images onto paper and then heat transfer the images from paper to fabric. Our printed paper off-take represents about 90% of our waste as a company.

Instead of just dropping our used paper product at the dump, we established a Reuse Program with Horry County Schools for art teachers to use.
Teachers are using our paper for drawing projects, stage sets, wall coverings and so much more! Our paper is 60" wide and up to 60 yards longs ... the ultimate canvas for kids!

Bonk Fit is produced in South Carolina by people like you and me. People who work hard and play harder; people who care about quality and craftsmanship; people who put a love for family and country first, always. When you buy Bonk Fit, you're creating jobs and you’re helping to keep them here in the U.S.A.

Best of all, when you buy Bonk Fit, you can take comfort in the fact that we're pro-plant at heart and in action.

What's your greatest challenge for going green? Please share your experience in a comment below. 

Photo credit: Bas Emmen

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