More eco-friendly is the key! Everything that we do impacts on the
world that we live in. What we buy and use on ourselves, determines what
we throw away or send for recycling. It is impossible to have no impact
on our eco system, but we can take steps to minimise our impact as best
as we can. We do this by:
- Selling products unwrapped: you can buy lots of our
products unwrapped in boxes with a back card. You will be surprised
just how much packaging can be saved this way. Buying a chunk of our
soap, freshly cut from the block, will require a small piece of
wrapping paper, which is much better than having to rip off several
layers of packaging! With our Scoop Yourself Deli products, the
customer can even bring back their container for a refill!
- Making sure the packaging we do use is recyclable: Our
main packaging items are cardboard, glass and PET plastic bottles,
which are all recyclable.
- Sourcing local suppliers: Wherever possible, we will use
a supplier that is as close to us as possible. However, we won't
compromise the quality of the ingredients we choose. All of our
suppliers are based within the UK.
- Using only what we need: Because we make in small batches
and it is generally made to order, we don't make lots of product
that hangs around in storage for a long time. This means that we
don't waste materials unnecessarily.
- In house printing: We make our own high quality labels,
back cards and catalogues. This allows us to print off only what we
need again saving wastage. Traditional printing means that you have
to order tens of thousands of copies at one time. A catalogue for
instance would take months if not years to use up, which means any
changes to the product range would lead to lots of scrap. In the old
days, labels would be printed by an external company and would have
to be printed in the tens of thousands. If labelling requirements
changed, like in the most recent revision of the Cosmetic
Regulations, these would all have to be scrapped. By doing our own
printing, our waste is significantly reduced and we can react to
changes straight away.