Environmental Care

Here at Bulbs Direct HQ, we're pretty darn passionate about our environment - from our inception we decided to buck the trend, and go plastic free... 

Environmental Packaging:

Plastic bags covered in photos are pretty... we'll give you that... but what's the point?  we figured paper bags were where we should be, and that's where we are.

Every year we send out hundreds of thousands of fully compostable paper bags, fully compostable boxes, and fully compostable re-used newspaper (thanks Steve the Postie) - pop them in the compost bin, use them under your mulch, or feed the worms... the possibilities are endless.

Speaking of being pretty darn passionate... we're also pretty darn excited about our new packaging tape - Fully compostable, fully recyclable "tape" on every delivery... Yep, even the adhesive is made from plants!

Our Environment:

We're fortunate enough to be located in the beauuuuuutiful Kaipara and Whangarei regions - Our Kaipara location is surrounded by incredibly stunning fresh water streams - protection, and of course betterment are easily one of the most important parts of what we do.

Since purchasing the property several years ago, we've boosted Native plants by many thousands - we're constantly adding to our Native Bush.


Offsetting our Carbon deliveries:


Yep, we know... courier deliveries certainly do have a carbon footprint. That's why we're super excited to be supporting cutting-edge companies that remove carbon from the air. And no, we don't mean planting the place with Pines!

Together, with looooads of other like-minded businesses we have helped to…

  • Remove thousands of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere
  • Provide carbon-neutral shipping for millions of orders

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 Carbon Direct. 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.