We are not in business to produce more waste!
“Gentle on the Earth” describes our products AND the way we think, live, and run our business. This planet we call home is a big place to keep clean. We believe that reducing our environmental impact is the right thing to do. We take pride in having environmentally responsible practices, and products that reduce waste. The Moon Cup runs on the following 3 principles: No Box, No Logo, No Nonsense.
Since 1987, we have shipped all individual orders of our menstrual cups without a box. Our cups are practically impervious to damage during shipping, so why not keep things simple? Eliminating unnecessary packaging has some important benefits. Not only does it prevent excess shipping/handling charges, it is consistent with our environmentally-friendly business practices.
Just imagine the waste that would be produced otherwise: decades of cups sent in boxes that were manufactured in factories, shipped to us [via petroleum!] across oceans and/or highways, only to end up in the trash or recycling bins of our customers! Why would we do this? To give our customers a false sense of security? No thanks. They are durable enough to survive even the rockiest of journeys from our headquarters to your home, and if for whatever reason your Moon Cup arrived damaged, we would happily replace it free of charge.
Regardless of the shipping/packaging method, you should wash your cup well before use. While you’re washing it—hopefully with a gentle vinegar solution—consider when the last time was that you washed a tampon prior to insertion… 🙂
Retail Wholesale Customers: you have repeatedly asked for a box, and we have obliged! Although there are compelling POS display concepts that will integrate beautifully into your store, we understand that some of you prefer to have tidy little boxes for your shelves. We heard you and have produced Moon Cup branded packaging for retail sales points. But we will never ship to individual consumers using these boxes!
We believe that once you adopt one of our cups, it belongs to YOU. Why would we continue marketing a product to a woman who has already said “yes”? Our Moon Cups are logo-free, and so are the lovely hand-made bags that accompany them. You’ll find our logo all over our website and correspondence because those belong to us. Your Moon Cup belong to YOU.
Normal retail ‘wisdom’ tells us to maximize profits by up-selling and offering extras and add-ons. When we find a product that can accompany the Moon Cup and add REAL VALUE, we will add it to our store. In the meantime, our mission is simple, our product is simple, and we don’t want to clutter the conversation with magical cup cleaning solutions or other accessories of questionable value. We respect you. We respect the Earth. We will not contribute to landfills just to squeeze more dollars out of our customers with unnecessary accessories and silly extras.