🌿RECYCLED PACKAGING: ENVELOPES🌿 I spent a long time looking into my packaging to ensure that it has a low carbon footprint, is recycled and is recyclable. Here I focus on the brown paper envelopes.
🌿The paper envelopes or mailing bags are reusable, recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. This makes them a great alternative to plastic lined mailing bags. They are manufactured in the UK from brown kraft paper sourced in the UK or EU. No materials are imported from outside the EU and none are shipped by air.
🌿The manufacturing process is powered by renewable energy. The manufacturers try to use green technology wherever possible, such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting and heat recovery systems, whilst keeping traditional and ethical values. They also recycle as much as they can - it’s a way of life for them not just for running a business.
🌿Eco-craft is a fourth generation family run business experienced in paper manufacture. It is their company policy to offer greener products which are more ecologically sound than their standard counterparts. They ensure their products are sourced from reputable green suppliers wherever possible and take great care to research the credentials of the papers used. Most of the paper and card are 100% recycled and the majority contain a large proportion of post consumer waste.
🌿Why is it important to choose recycled products? It’s a positive step towards helping to conserve the Earth's natural resources and reduce the amount of waste which would otherwise go to landfill.
🌿Energy required in production and water usage can be reduced by up to 50%, with similar effects on pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. It also involves fewer chemical processes.
🌿They also have very clear policies on Corporate Social and Ethical responsibilities as they pride themselves on being an ethical supplier. Treatment of their employees and suppliers is as important as their environmental responsibility.
I just love using businesses that consider the environment as much as this. It shows that running a viable business in an eco-friendly way is very possible. It also helps me run my business in the same kind of way, considering sustainability wherever I can.