Dust City Designs, inventors of the Dust City Wood Stickers, are dedicated to changing the way people think about stickers. We are committed to creating a sustainable future, both with our products as well as our business practices. All of our Wood Stickers are sustainably sourced and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council whose mission is to promote environmentally sound and socially beneficial prosperous management of the world’s forests. For years as a society we’ve been using vinyl stickers and they have been destroying our environment. Billions of vinyl stickers are bought, sold, and given away every year, turning them into a massive contributor to the micro plastic tragedy that is plaguing our waterways and environment.
Not only are they toxic to produce, but they are non-biodegradable. Traditional vinyl stickers degrade over time and litter plastic fragments that ultimately end up in our waterways and oceans. Our stickers on the other hand, are fully biodegrade leaving zero trace, unlike their vinyl counterparts. The vinyl sticker takes between 500 and 1,500 years to break down and is a plastic substance the earth cannot digest, and It’s an issue that no one has really talked about and no one is currently willing to address, until now. It wasn’t until Josh Glisan, Dust City Designs Founder & CEO, had actually been making Wood Stickers for a couple of years before he started digging deeper into the environmental impacts of vinyl stickers.
“When I started to produce Wood Stickers, I made every attempt to make their environmental impact as little as possible. It was my goal from the beginning. It wasn’t until I started researching how vinyl stickers were made that I really began to understand the massive environmental impact that vinyl has on our ecosystem. As I started digging deeper into the environmental impacts that vinyl stickers have I was absolutely appalled at how something so toxic and detrimental to the environment could be used on a daily basis with no regards for its environmental impacts. That’s when I realized our Wood Stickers were a sustainable alternative to their vinyl counterparts, and that I was going to do everything I could to get that message out there.” – Josh Glisan, CEO & Founder, Dust City Designs
We kind of got a thing for wood so we do everything we can to make sure there’s plenty of it for years to come!