Carbon-neutral shipping powered by carbon removal
That's where our partnership with Shopify comes in. Our partnership with Shopify Planet ensures that every bit of carbon generated during the delivery process is neutralised by supporting selected businesses focused on pulling carbon out of Earth's atmosphere.
Here's how it works: For every order we receive, a formula is used to calculate the estimated shipping emissions. Based on those estimates, a portion of our revenue goes to carbon removal companies that have been vetted by scientists from the industry . Those companies use that money to remove however much carbon our shipments created. Any extra funds go toward the further development of carbon removal technologies.
Let's meet a few of the companies that help us remove carbon from Earth's atmosphere.
Limestone's CO2 Love Affair
Imagine limestone as a nature-made CO2 sponge. Heirloom's twist? They've turbocharged this process, making limestone soak up CO2 in just 3 days.
They heat up the limestone to make it burp out CO2 – it's like a clean-up mission for the planet. Then, they find smart spots like deep geological reservoirs, or in long-lasting materials like concrete to stash the CO2 permanently.
Rock 'n' Repeat
Just like your favorite playlist, they keep looping the limestone trick to keep grabbing CO2. This not only helps the planet but also saves the trouble of mining more limestone.
In a nutshell, Heirloom's limestone magic makes an ordinary rock an eco-friendly superstar.
Charm collects plant waste, leveraging the natural carbon-capturing abilities of cellulosic biomass. Through a process called fast pyrolysis, which transforms this waste into carbon-rich bio-oil. Charm safely inject this bio-oil deep underground, keeping it away permanently from wildfires and erosion for millennia.
Charm's ultimate goal? To reverse the CO₂ trend by putting it back underground where it can't cause harm.