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Recycling - FAQ - 2

Diesel? I thought diesel was dirty?

Modern diesel engines are actually more efficient than gasoline engines - meaning they use less fuel, run longer and emit less carbon dioxide than gasoline engines. And such engines are getting cleaner, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Diesel engines often are used in semi trucks and heavy equipment on a farm because they generate far more torque - which means they can push harder, haul more weight and handle heavier loads.

Is diesel perfect? No. But think of this as a transition fuel, as older diesel engine technology is phased out among equipment manufacturers, and newer electric engines become more powerful and commonly used. Plus, it's giving plastic waste a second life - and more importantly, keeping it out of landfills and our oceans.

Why are you doing this?

We think it's the right thing to do - not only for our family, but for everyone. It's also personal. Patricia grew up in Southern California, and had asthma as a child. So did some of her childhood friends. The smog in Los Angeles was so bad at times, her teachers would keep students inside all day - and yet, she and other kids still had trouble breathing.

The planet's resources aren't infinite and we want to do our part to help. It's really that simple.

Can I send multiple packages in one envelope?

Absolutely! Send as many as you like. While this program is new, we are still working out the process for getting the packaging back to us. Have an idea how to do this in a better way? Please send us an email at and share your thoughts. We'd love to hear from you!

How will you deal with the carbon impact of mailing the pouches back to Dell Cove Spices & More Co®?

We are donating a percentage of our annual sales to individual U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that plant trees and work to protect, conserve, and manage natural resources, to offset our operational carbon footprint and help fight climate change.