About Timbuk2 - Environment

Timbuk2 Bag Recycling program

Environment

Durability

Timbuk2 products are built to last a lifetime; it’s not uncommon for Timbuk2 bags to outlast relationships, jobs, and even pets (meow).

We select materials that are tough enough for whatever life throws at you, we recycle bags you’re ready to break up with, and our Lifetime Warranty covers any defects or tragic fails you may encounter over time.

Recycling

Break up with your bag

Full-Cycle

Launched in August 2012 and made with 100% recycled materials, our Full-Cycle collection is Global Recycle Standard (GRS) approved. It’s so environmentally responsible it’s almost irresponsible.

Full Cycle Collection Components:

  • Global Recycle Standard (GRS) approved
  • Recycled PET fabric and webbing made from 100% recycled PET yarn that’s both durable and recyclable
  • Buckles made from post-industrial and post-consumer acetal
  • Recycled foam padding recomposed from post-industrial scrap foam

Full-Cycle

Fabric & liner are made 100% recycled PET yarn from plastic bottles; saving energy, waste water & air pollution. Other Materials have been recycled or reground.

GRS Approved

The Global Standard applies to a product`s full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, and labeling.

Bikeshare

Bikeshare

Bike Commute

More than 50% of the Timbuk2 crew regularly cycle to work. Timbuk2 helps make that possible by providing loaner bikes, ample indoor bike parking, an pre-tax monthly stipend for cyclists, and on-site showers.

Loaner Bikes: Timbuk2 has three team bikes in Timbuk2 headquarters that employees and guests are welcome to ride at any time. The loaner bikes encourage and facilitate cycling for exercise and energy efficiency.

Bike Parking: Timbuk2 provides in-office bike parking for all riders. The aluminium bike racks were custom made by a local metal worker so they look hot, but importantly they keep our bikes safe and prevent bike parking chaos.

Employee Reimbursement: Timbuk2 provides a monthly pre-tax credit of $20 for all employees who cycle to work. The credit automatically applies to participating employee paychecks and is intended to fund regular bike maintenance, therefore making cycling to/from Timbuk2 headquarters safe and affordable.

On-site Showers: It’s not exactly a spa, but we do have towel service. For the particularly sweaty, Timbuk2's on-site shower is a major component of a successful bike commute routine. The lunchtime running crew is allowed to use it too. Needless to say, wet hair earns praise, not slack, in Timbuk2 headquarters.

Local Actions

We do our best to be good to our neighbors and tread lightly on the planet while raging on our jobs.

Paper, Plastic, Glass: Timbuk2 provides recycling bins at every employee desk, in common areas, the kitchen, and the factory to facilitate recycling in Timbuk2 headquarters (583 Shotwell Street, San Francisco). Timbuk2 also provides cutlery, plates, bowls, and glasses for use by Timbuk2 employees to prevent use of disposable cutlery, plates, bowls and glasses.

Fabric Scraps: Timbuk2 fabric scraps are picked up and recycled on a monthly basis by a local scrap recycler.

Composting: Timbuk2 composts all food waste in Timbuk2 headquarters.

Local Coffee & Tea: Timbuk2 provides coffee and tea for all employees and in doing so, eliminates the use of disposable coffee cups among its employees. The coffee beans are roasted in San Francisco and delivered by bicycle and the tea is mixed by a San Francisco vendor.

Food: Timbuk2 accepts twice-weekly delivery of organic dairy products and prepared foods from a neighborhood grocery store. Timbuk2 subsidizes 50% of the cost of the food to encourage employees to eat healthy, local food.

Lighting: In 2011, Timbuk2 replaced all incandescent light bulbs in our Timbuk2 headquarters with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs).

Local Non-Profits: While At the Crossroads and YBike are Timbuk2's official Timbuk2 partners via our Break Up With Your Bag Program (timbuk2.com/recycle), we regularly donate product to local schools, events, and organizations that we believe in. Need Timbuk2`s support for your world-changing event or project? Learn more here.