At Great British Products we care about our environment and our planet. So, we evaluated and changed everything we could to help reduce our impact and to help make it better. Take a look below to discover what we are doing to help save our planet and fight climate change.
Fighting climate change
As a business we have partnered with Ecologi, an environmental organisation that's fighting climate change by planting trees & funding the world’s best climate crisis solutions.
Planting Trees 🌳
It’s now common knowledge that one of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 1.5C is to plant trees. They are also crucial to preventing ecological collapse. Ecologis' tree planting partner, The Eden Reforestation Projects plants millions of trees across 8 countries, working on over 230 international projects each month.
For our eco partnership, when we receive a customer order, we donate part of the profits from that order to Ecologi, where it will be used to plant a tree and fund carbon reduction projects around the world.
So far we have planted:
At Ecologi they invest in projects that remove about the same amount of greenhouse gasses than our business carbon footprint puts in. Each month they support a range of carbon reduction projects that are certified at the very highest level by Gold Standard and equivalent.
To check out the projects they’ve supported to date and for more information on the amazing work Ecologi do, click the link to their website here.
For the orders that are dispatched directly by us, we make every effort to make our packing materials as environmentally friendly as we can, without compromising on packing quality and protection. Everything we use is recyclable and in most cases already recycled.
It's also extremely important to reuse materials as much as possible, ensuring they are not just being used once but for as many times as possible, and then recycled at the end of its life. Because we believe in this, whenever a delivery comes in we reuse every single viable box and piece of packing material, these are either used to send out customer orders or to help store our wonderful products in our store room.
Below is a list of the popular materials used to send out our customer orders:
- Cardboard Boxes: 100% recyclable and vegan friendly
- Jiffy Green Padded Paper Bags: 65% recycled and 100% compostable
- Kraft Packing Paper: 100% recycled and 100% recyclable
- News Offcuts Packing Paper: 100% recycled and 100% recyclable
- Loose Fill Chips: Maze base starch chips that are 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable
- Kraft Packaging Tape: 100% recyclable and acid free and vegan friendly
- Kraft Stickers: 100% recyclable
- A6 Thank You Card: 100% recycled and 100% recyclable
- Kraft Gift Tags: 100% recyclable
In some cases items may be sent out directly by the small business that makes them and so they may use different packaging materials to us. In most cases the packaging is very similar or the same as us.
Paper not plastic
We believe it's so important to cut out unnecessary uses of non-sustainable materials where possible, especially plastic. It's getting easier and easier to use sustainable or paper based alternatives that are either recycled or biodegradable or even both!
For example instead of using normal plastic based packing tape, we use biodegradable self adhesive paper parcel tape made from a renewable resource (kraft paper). This combined with our packing materials mentioned above, results in 100% plastic free recycled packaging.
In some rare cases there may be non-recycled (but recyclable) cardboard, plastic tape or bubble wrap in our parcels, this is because we have received these from a supplier and we want to ensure that these materials get used as many times as possible in their lifetimes. Once the material is no longer needed, it is either recycled by us or by you, our wonderful customers.