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Chaconia Candles LLC 2021

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Chaconia Candles LLC
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Candles and Home Fragrances
Contact Person: 
Jenna Pantin
Title: 
Owner
Business Location: 
344 Grove Street #4162
07302 Jersey City , NJ
United States
40° 43' 13.9908" N, 74° 2' 33.2844" W
Email: 
info@chaconiacandles.com
Number of Employees: 
1
Website: 
https://www.chaconiacandles.com/
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Management and Leadership
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Our candles and home fragrances are made with Mother Earth and our community top of mind. Chaconia Candles is a certified Jersey City Green Business because of our sustainability efforts. We create high-quality, non-toxic, long-lasting, and clean-burning products. Our candles and home fragrances have no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, and are also cruelty-free and vegan.
Management & Leadership Other
Description of Action: 
Our efforts goes beyond our business. As a family, we have been doing our part and shifting our behaviors and actions. Family/Home: We no longer buy bottled water for our home. We use filtered water instead We are very mindful about water usage when showering, washing dishes, brushing our teeth, etc We recycle bottles, cans, and boxes We unplug appliances when not in use We minimize the use of lights throughout the house during the day We take off the lights when leaving the room We removed small trash bins throughout the house, and now use one garbage bag for one large trash bin (we are looking to improve this process too), this way we reduce the use of plastic bags We do our best not to use store bags when purchasing food or items We have been working on minimizing A/C and heat usage in our home There's so many other sustainability efforts we are looking into as a family.
Waste
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
We recycle and upcycle our boxes that arrive from our orders. We upcycle biodegradable peanuts used to ship our fragrance oils.
Lbs Saved: 
10
Money Saved: 
50
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
We recycle the boxes we don't repurpose, as well as our fragrance oils bottles.
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
We no longer use polypropylene plastic packaging tape. We now use our branded gummed paper tape. They are water activated, sturdy, and tamper proof. We love it! Branding is on point and no plastic! We no longer use black corrugated boxes. We now use branded corrugated boxes that are sustainably sourced. These boxes come from local mills and have up to 65% recycled content. Less trees are cut down because of this. These new boxes have vegetable-based inks. Also, the boxes have aqueous coating to improve the biodegradability of them, if it does end up on a landfill (but we encourage you to recycle them). We no longer use bubble mailers made from plastic. We now use corrugated boxes. No plastic here!!!
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
We do our best to make most of our candles during the day, to utilize the sunlight beaming through our windows, to minimize electricity usage.
Transportation
Fuel Conservation Efficiency
Description of Action: 
We have sourced distributors close to us for most of our materials. One distributor offers carbon-neutral shipping, which we use, to help support projects that offset greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of having our year-round candle jars mailed, we pick them up from a distributor nearby.
Certification Programs
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
Certified as a Jersey City Green Business.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental Success
Description of Action: 
We use coconut wax, the most sustainable wax to use when making candles. A lot of research goes into our vendor selection process. Outside of having a fantastic product or ingredients aligned with us, we look into their sustainability products and efforts. Even though it will be cheaper to purchase wholesale items overseas at times, we want to help fuel the American and local economy and reduce overseas shipping. We have sourced distributors close to us for most of our materials. One distributor offers carbon-neutral shipping, which we use, to help support projects that offset greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of having our year-round candle jars mailed, we pick them up from a distributor nearby. We are strategic about our purchases and buying in bulk, so there are fewer multiple shipping. This is not always possible, but we try to look about three months out and plan ahead. We use a naturally biodegradable, compostable, SFI-certified, and fully recyclable wrap called GreenWrap when packaging our candles. Our gusset bags used for our sample wax melts are certified compostable. Our packaging peanuts are biodegradable and decompose in water, leaving no toxic waste. Our candle boxes are sustainably sourced and recyclable. Our candles jars and lids can be reused, repurposed, or recycled. Our labels are made from Kraft Brown paper, which is 100% recycled. We do our best to make most of our candles during the day, to utilize the sunlight beaming through our windows, to minimize electricity usage. We recycle and upcycle our boxes that arrive from our orders. We upcycle biodegradable peanuts used to ship our fragrance oils. We no longer use polypropylene plastic packaging tape. We now use our branded gummed paper tape. They are water activated, sturdy, and tamper proof. We love it! Branding is on point and no plastic! We no longer use black corrugated boxes. We now use branded corrugated boxes that are sustainably sourced. These boxes come from local mills and have up to 65% recycled content. Less trees are cut down because of this. These new boxes have vegetable-based inks. Also, the boxes have aqueous coating to improve the biodegradability of them, if it does end up on a landfill (but we encourage you to recycle them). We no longer use bubble mailers made from plastic. We now use corrugated boxes. No plastic here!!
Community
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
Our community is very important to us. Chaconia Candles has been featured for our efforts in supporting, driving awareness, inspiring advocacy, and ideating for sustainability, and emotional and mental wellness. Check out below. Black Mental Wellness – Show Up and Speak Out City of Jersey City, Office of Sustainability – Green Business Alert Interview Sustainable JC – Green Business Forum Going Green NJ – Spotlight Sustainable JC – Green Drinks Event
Finished Application: 
1
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Member Since: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021