I have to admit I didn’t start off with eco-friendly business but I have been gradually making changes in all sorts of ways to improve it. I am continually looking at ways to help the environment by reducing the amount of pollution my small business generates. Being more eco-friendly at home and in my business has become a huge passion of mine and I wanted to tell you a little bit about how I am doing it.
- I have switched to using recycled brown Kraft envelopes
- My keepsakes are all made from natural pine wood and twine instead of using single-use plastics
- My art prints and cards are printed in-house, by me in Hampshire.
- I am also cautious on choosing the right suppliers that have the same eco-philosophies as me and my business. My luxury homeware supplier also believes in making a positive impact in all we do. They plant 3 trees for every order they receive. They also reuse packaging where possible to reduce waste. All products are made in the UK by independent makers.
- Cushions are made from Vegan faux-suede
- Tea towels are made with 100% organic cotton
- I use clear sleeves to protect my greeting cards and art prints that are made from annually renewable PLA derived from corn/potato starch and are full biodegradable and compostable.
- My kraft boxes and new postal bags are 100% recyclable
- The stickers I use are eco-friendly, wood-free (no trees), compostable, biodegradable and recyclable. Made from sugar cane fibre and without silicone. I’m just using up my stock of small stickers and then I will be making the switch to use the same.
- I am using eco-friendly parcel tape that is recyclable, made from renewable kraft paper and not from plastic.
- I have a few plastic bags left but as soon as they have gone I have recyclable kraft bags ready to go!