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Tinggly - Gifts with a positive impact

Our mission is to change the culture of gifting. We want to bring happiness by reducing the number of material things cluttering people’s lives.

Hence our slogan: Give stories, not stuff.

We love the planet as much as you do. That's why we are committed to caring for the environment in every way we can. Below you will find several ways we’re actively trying to change the planet.

  1. 1% for the Planet
  2. Planting trees for every gift sold (since 2022)
  3. Offsetting experience-generated CO2 by 200%
  4. Offsetting worldwide delivery carbon footprint
  5. Being a carbon-positive company by offsetting our generated CO2 footprint
  6. Using Eco-friendly materials
  7. Installing Tinggly Trash Traps in Bali
  8. Removing polluting plastics for every gift sold (2018-2021)
  9. And there's more...

01 1% for the Planet Member

In 2022 Tinggly became a certified Environmental Partner of 1% for the Planet organization. 1% for the Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment.

This means Tinggly is giving back 1% of all sales, not profits, to environmental causes. We joined 1% for the Planet organization because we want to take responsibility for the health of our planet and address today's most pressing environmental challenges.

1 for planet

02 Planting trees for every gift sold (since 2022)

Since 2022 Tinggly has partnered with the Eden Reforestation Project to produce, plant, and protect trees, thereby creating jobs to support local communities in restoring their environment and economy long-term.

When you buy a Tinggly gift box, at least 1% of your gift price goes to the Eden Reforestation Project to plant and protect trees in Haiti, Madagascar, Nepal, Kenya, and elsewhere. That's up to 40 trees per gift!

 

Why the Eden Project?

The Eden Project was founded in 2004. They have employed thousands of local villagers and provided them with the education and tools necessary to plant, grow, and protect millions of trees. The Eden Project keeps it simple, so it can be easily replicated and implemented by people who don’t have many resources. Eden currently plants approximately 15 million additional trees a month, and in 2020 reached 423 million trees.

Check out more on the Eden Project page and see what they can do for you.

Eden project
Total of trees planted since 2022:
334 330

03 Offsetting experience generated CO2 by 200%

When people physically enjoy a Tinggly experience, they impact the planet. To ensure that everyone who enjoys that experience can do so with a clear conscience, we’ve confirmed that the effect is minimized and completely reversed. We don’t just offset any carbon-negative impact by 100%. We offset that impact by a whopping 200% for every experience booked (offset study made by Katalista Ventures, later Planet Positive ventures).

In 2018 and 2019, we did it through our partner ClimateCare.org which invests in renewable carbon capture technologies. From 2020 we offset through the United Nations carbon offset platform (see certificate). Whether you take a helicopter or a couple of laps in a high-performance racecar, you are positively impacting the environment.

We cater to globetrotting individuals with a taste for adventure and a love of the planet.

04 Offsetting worldwide delivery carbon footprint

Our Tinggly gift collections are delivered around the world. That’s got to have some impact on the planet, right?

But, thanks to our transport partners - like DHL, for example - all of our happy customers receive their gifts just in time, and now with zero environmental impact and a clear conscience.

We work with DHL to offset our transport carbon footprint so you can feel good about your gift and the planet. You can read more about the DHL Go Green Plus program here.

05 Being a carbon-positive company by offsetting our generated CO2 footprint

Like it or not, we impact this beautiful planet with everything we do. In our office, we consume heat, light, power, water, and data storage, and often drive to and from work. We even have the tough job of flying around the world to test out so many incredible experiences for you to enjoy.

We believe in making a difference. And we want to make a difference more significant than ourselves - therefore, we offset our carbon footprint by 200%! This means that for every pound of carbon we put into the atmosphere, we take out 2 pounds (offset study made by Katalista Ventures, later Planet Positive ventures).

So how does this work?

In 2018 and 2019, we worked with ClimateCare, a UK-certified company, to remove carbon. Since 2020 we have offset through the United Nations carbon offset platform. They do lovely things like plant trees (those incredible machines that take our CO2 and give us oxygen) & invest in renewable energy sources.

06 Using Eco-friendly materials

Some people still like the tradition of handing over a physical gift for whatever occasion they’ve chosen to remember. That’s why Tinggly has created a beautifully designed box for these precious moments to enhance the gifting experience.

It was essential to make this packaging not only beautiful for gifting but to attempt making as little harm as possible to our planet. Tinggly uses FSC-certified materials,, confirming that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social, and economic standards.

07 Installing Tinggly Trash Traps in Bali

With our slogan, Give stories, not stuff, we wanted to go above and beyond making sense of this concept. That’s why our crazy team of enthusiasts in 2019 made a trip to Bali - one of the planet’s most prominent tourist destinations - to create a story for the whole planet.

Their mission was to install plastic trash traps in the Island’s rivers, thus, helping to stop harmful and polluting plastics from entering the ocean in the first place.

08 Removing polluting plastics for every gift sold
(2018-2021)

In the past, when someone purchased a physical Tinggly gift box, it required the use of 0.66lbs (0.3kg) of raw materials; the actual gift box, the brochure, and the voucher. We realized this wasn’t environmentally sustainable and something needed to be done.

We wanted to counteract our impact while encouraging others to do the same. It was time to make a change for the better. Here’s how we did it.

For every Tinggly gift purchased, Tinggly removed 11 lbs (5kg) of polluting plastics from the planet’s oceans, rivers, and lakes - that’s almost 220 toxic plastic bottles!

Plastic removal certifcate (2021)

What happens to this plastic?

From 2018 to 2021, we partnered with Plastic Bank. This incredible partnership ensured that plastic is physically removed from the environment, recycled, and reused in what’s known as a closed-loop system - meaning the plastic in circulation is continuously reused and recycled. And another bonus, Plastic Bank employs people in low-income and impoverished communities worldwide.

Plastic

09 And there’s more...

  • We participated in the river clean-up initiative ‘Let’s Do It’ and other eco-initiatives
  • We recycle as much as possible in our offices.
  • Team Tinggly don't use plastic cups at work.
  • A part of the team travels to work by foot, bicycle or electric scooters.
  • And we’ve got so many more cool projects in the pipeline.

Finally, to top it all off, we’re proud to say that Tinggly was featured in the prestigious Harvard Business Review in 2019 as a purpose-driven company.

You can read all about it here: https://hbr.org/2019/07/the-elusive-green-consumer

One more thing, could we ask for your help?

We can guarantee that every interaction you have with Tinggly is not just having a neutral impact on the planet but a POSITIVE one. Now we’d like to ask that when you have a purchase to make, spread the love and support the companies making a positive impact on the environment.

Thanks for supporting us to make a positive change in the world.
Team Tinggly