Lasting Impressions Gifts (LIG) is committed to doing our part to fight climate change. Over the past 16 years, we have seen the effects of climate change on our environment, and we believe it is important for each of us to limit our climate impact. That is why we are always looking for new sustainable practices and products that can help us do our part.
We have converted many of our back-end processes to digital, cutting down our use of paper. Our end of day reports, invoices, and purchase orders are now digital, which saves hundreds of printed pages. We have upgraded our sales, inventory, and accounting software to be cloud-enabled, which will eliminate the need to upgrade our computers to meet our growing needs. Shopify's cloud-based system allows us to count and update inventory remotely. As a result, we no longer need to keep a paper inventory log when counting or updating inventory. We have also changed many of the lights in the store from incandescent to longer-lasting, energy efficient LEDs.
Our customer-facing operations have changed too. We have switched from plastic to paper gift bags, and offer an email receipt option to all our customers. We have partnered with Shop Pay to take advantage of their carbon-offsetting program which plants trees for every transaction.
We have always emphasized carrying local and Canadian products, both to support local businesses and to reduce transport cost and emissions. We are always on the lookout for new sustainable products to bring to the store, and we already stock a variety of eco-friendly alternatives made from sustainable materials that can help you reduce household waste. For instance, the next time you pull out the plastic wrap, consider our Beeswax Wraps from Made By Bees in Brockville, Ontario. They are handmade from 100% cotton, pure Canadian beeswax, sustainably-harvested food-grade pine tree resin, and organic jojoba oil. They are hand washable and come in a variety of cute bee-themed designs. Check out the rest of our eco-friendly products below: