We realized that as a product retailer it was our responsibility to offer a proper recycling solution, too.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 7, 2010
Scarlet Girl, an adult toy business based in Portland, OR, is the first company in the industry to offer consumers a certified recycling program for unwanted adult toys, and to become a Certified Green Business.
Scarlet Girl celebrates the one year anniversary of their successful sex toy recycling program this month, but the Green Business Certification is a new achievement for the company. Becoming a Certified Green Business illustrates a commitment to being a good citizen of the community, and to being proactive in establishing environmentally friendly business practices.
There is no firm data on the number of adult sex toys that end up in landfills each year, mainly because the subject is still one that not everyone is comfortable discussing. But the fact remains that when these items, made up of plastics, metal, and electronics, end up in the trash they stay there for a long time.
"We realized that as a product retailer it was our responsibility to offer a proper recycling solution, too." said Vicki Kriner, a founding member of Scarlet Girl. "Our sex toy recycling program was designed under the guidance of an environmental engineer, and achieving a Green Certification was a natural extension of a commitment to reduce our impact on the environment."
"To encourage clients to recycle old or broken sex toys with us, we offer a $10 credit at our online store at http://www.ScarletGirl.com when they do. We will be working directly with toy wholesalers and manufacturers as well, and have already been approached by a few to handle their sex recycling needs."
In addition to their recycling program, Scarlet Girl is now a Certified Green Business. To become Green Certified, a business agrees to adopt a voluntary set of guidelines designed to increase efficiency, and reduce waste and energy use in day-to-day business practices. These guidelines range from shutting down computers at the end of the day, to recycling used office supplies, to putting office lights on timers.
About Scarlet Girl™
Scarlet Girl™ Pleasure Parties is a woman-owned company in Portland, OR, with independent representatives in several US states. Scarlet Girl brings education, fun, and a line of sensual adult products directly to clients in the comfort of their own homes, and online at http://www.ScarletGirl.com. As part of a strong commitment to personal and professional responsibility, Scarlet Girl is a Certified Green Business, and runs a sex toy recycling program.
Unlike other home-party and online retailers, Scarlet Girl is not a multi-level organization, but has a straight forward, single-level commission structure, in which all consultants have access to the same training, products, and people within the company.