Giving Back

PV Going Green

Over the last year, we have made some exciting eco- friendly changes to our packaging! We are proud to say every style you receive from us in the mail comes in a biodegradable bag that you can bury in your backyard!

Our biodegradable bag journey, started eight months ago in July of 2019! Home composting takes about 12- 18 months, so the bags are well on their way to fully compost and give us peace of mind knowing we are doing what we can to decrease our footprint!

Once you receive your new PV goodies, there are three ways to compost, depending on local availability:

  • Curbside: If a city picks up curbside compost, they'll have specific rules for what they accept.
  • Dropoff: If there’s no curbside composting option, people can check the Biocycle directory to find industrial facilities in their area.
  • At home: Compostable plastics need very high heat to break down in under a year. They should break down in home bins within 12-18 months with the right combination of heat, moisture, air, and volume. Cal Recycle has a great guide to home composting.

Want other ways to "Go Green" with us? Check out our Charity Bracelets that give back to environmental causes.

Lauren Parks wearing 1% For the Planet
Lauren Parks wearing For the Oceans
Lauren Parks wearing Save the Rainforest


Photos: Lauren Parks, Lumi

Information: Lumi

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Kerry Zimmer
July 16, 2021 at 2:59pm

Question, are the back to school backpacks made with recycled material or vegan made?

Rebekka Mars
December 19, 2020 at 12:07pm

Hey, Pura Vida! I also have the cotton bags, can I please send them in?

There are too other questions on this above. YAY for the biodegradable though!!

July 19, 2020 at 6:45am

Hi, I still have the original bags that if you collect ten you get a free bracelet . Are you still doing this?

Monica Fernaays
July 2, 2020 at 5:38am

Are we able to return/mail back the cotton bags to Puravida for reuse/recycling? I have several I’d be willing to mail back!

April 23, 2020 at 5:41pm

Thank you! This is one of the many reasons why I love Pura Vida. I especially LOVE the Home For Our Troops bracelet! I think it is so important to honor and help our veterans. They sacrificed everything for America and buying a bracelet and honoring them is the least we can do. So, thank you for giving us customers that opportunity!

April 23, 2020 at 5:41pm

Can you bury these bags into the soil? Like for a potted plant or in a garden?

Pura Vida Bracelets
April 23, 2020 at 5:41pm

Hi Emma! Yes, they work best if it is directly in the ground, but can be put in any soil!

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