Caretta Green Story
Designed for Green
About the Turtle:
The name of our company, Caretta, honors the endangered Loggerhead sea turtle. With each desk that we sell, a donation is made to the "Save the Sea Turtle" fund at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
With our manufacturing facility located centrally in Ohio, we're in a region known for some of the most beautiful hardwoods in the world, and our wood supplier is located just down the road. That means the solid hardwoods going into our products have not been shipped all over the world to make it to our factory. Locally managed, responsibly harvested, milled, dried, hand selected and delivered direct to our facility saves fuel resources and insures consistency and superior quality control.
Our wood supplier has earned and maintains Forest Stewardship Council ™ (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program. Chain-of-Custody certification guarantees that wood that comes from certified, responsibly managed forestlands is tracked throughout the supply chain, from the forest to the consumer.
The wood finish that we've chosen is durable and highlights the unique wood grain patterns in our products.
It's also an eco-friendly finish because it's free from formaldehyde and has very low VOC.
Our manufacturing processes have been optimized to produce a minimum amount of waste.
High Efficient LED Lighting
Our LED Desk Lamps are attractive, functional, and eco-friendly. LED lamps use a fraction of the power as their tungsten and halogen counterparts. We're producing more light than a 40 Watt halogen desk lamp, while consuming only 6.6 Watts of power! Not only does that mean you save on the electric bill, but you're not going to burn your hand when you touch the light fixture.
They also reduce waste because LED bulbs have a very long Mean Time Between Failure. That means they're not going to burn out for a long time.
Lead Free Solder
The circuit boards that we make for the LED lights, and what is used in the 12 position power strip, are RoHS compliant.