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Time Timer 8" Retro – Eco Edition: Celebrating Sustainability and Earth Day

Posted by Christen Barbercheck on


On the calendar, Earth Day was on Monday, April 22, 2024, but for many of us, it is a long-term global movement that inspires individuals and organizations to take action toward a more sustainable future year-round.    

At Time Timer, we believe in harnessing the power of time to enhance productivity and make a positive impact on the planet. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into our environmental ethos.   

Additionally, we introduce the groundbreaking Time Timer 8" Retro - Eco Edition, delve deeper into the Making Time for Trees program, and provide actionable steps for joining us in our sustainability journey.  


Time Timer's Environmental Ethos  

At Time Timer, sustainability is a fundamental principle that guides everything we do.   

From product design to packaging, we prioritize eco-friendly practices that minimize our environmental footprint. Integrating sustainability into our core values helps us become better stewards of the planet.  

Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our products to our day-to-day operations. We have our very own Time Timer Sustainability Team that seeks to implement energy-efficient practices, reduce waste through recycling initiatives, and prioritize partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to environmental stewardship. Discovering sustainable practices in the supply chain is just one of the practices that can help many sustainable businesses lower their impacts on the environment.  

By adopting a holistic approach to sustainability, we strive to lead by example and inspire others to embrace eco-conscious practices. One example is our latest eco-friendly product. 


Introducing the Time Timer® 8" RETRO - Eco Edition  

The unveiling of the Time Timer® RETRO – Eco Edition edition marks a significant milestone in our sustainability journey.   

This innovative product combines the timeless design of our classic timer with at least 20% natural plant materials. The result is a stylish and functional tool that aligns with our commitment to environmental responsibility.   

Crafted from recycled plastics, the Time Timer® 8" RETRO – Eco Edition timer embodies our dedication to sustainability while delivering the same visual time representation that users have come to rely on.  


Features of the Time Timer® 8" RETRO – Eco Edition 

  • Recycled Construction: Each Time Timer® 8" RETRO – Eco Edition timer repurposes materials that would otherwise end up in landfills or even in flames. In particular, we use rice husks—otherwise known as hulls—that many farmers discard once the rice is ready to harvest. Rather than letting this biowaste go to waste, we incorporate it into this visual timer's design.   
  • Visual Time Representation: Just like our other Time Timer products, the 8" Retro Eco features a colored disk that gradually disappears as time elapses. It provides a visual cue that helps users manage their time more effectively. The Original 8" Retro Eco promotes focus, productivity, and mindfulness when used in classrooms, offices, or homes.  
  • Less Plastic: In addition to the eco-friendly rice husks used in the timer itself, the Time Timer® 8" RETRO Eco timer uses less plastic overall. For this edition, we removed the plastic lens that usually covers the disk, lowering the use of plastics. This also grants easy access to the disk in case a repair is necessary.   


The Making Time for Trees Program  

At Time Timer, we recognize that sustainability is about more than just reducing our environmental impact. Sustainability is also about actively contributing to positive change. That's why we're proud of our Making Time for Trees program, an initiative that supports reforestation efforts around the world.  

Through the Making Time for Trees program, we pledge to plant a tree for every Time Timer sold on timetimer.com. Also, 1% of every sale of the Time Timer® 8" RETRO - Eco Edition goes toward this program.   

By partnering with reputable reforestation organizations, we're able to maximize the impact of our tree-planting efforts and ensure that each tree planted makes a meaningful difference.   


How You Can Participate  

As Earth Day reminds us, collective action is essential for addressing the urgent environmental challenges we face. Here are some ways you can join us in our sustainability journey:  

  • Purchase the 8" RETRO - Eco Edition or any other Time Timer product to support our sustainability initiatives and experience the benefits of visual time representation.  
  • Spread awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship and the role that businesses can play in promoting sustainability. By advocating for eco-friendly practices in your community and workplace, you can help drive positive change on a larger scale.  
  • Get involved in local reforestation efforts, community clean-up projects, or environmental advocacy campaigns. Whether volunteering your time or making a donation, every contribution counts towards creating a more sustainable future.  


The launch of the Time Timer 8" Retro - Eco Edition and the Making Time for Trees program exemplifies Time Timer's unwavering commitment to sustainability and our dedication to making a positive impact on the world around us. Together, let's harness the power of time to create a more sustainable future for generations to come. 


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