Our Green Guide

Go Green – what does it mean?

To help you make more informed choices, we’ve developed our set of Green Stamps, which are displayed next to each product. Find out what the stamps mean below.

UK Made

This means that all elements of your product were made and packaged in the UK. By law, a product can be classed as UK made if any part of the production process, even packaging the product, is done in the UK. We’re passionate about being transparent and will only class something as UK Made if it truly is.

Made in Europe

It’s not always possible, just yet, to manufacture all our products in the UK so, where we can, we source from Europe. This is preferable to manufacturing in the Far East as the carbon footprint is much lower.

 

Biodegradable

This means your product can breakdown into natural materials and be reabsorbed by the surrounding environment without causing any pollution.

 

BPA Free

BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical used on an industrial scale and often found in polycarbonate plastics, which are commonly used in water bottles and food containers. That’s bad because it can leak into our food and water through packaging, therefore we avoid it.

 

Compostable

A compostable product is one that is capable of disintegrating and breaking down into natural elements in a compost environment. There are two types of compostable products; those that are suitable for an industrial compost environment and those that are suitable for home composting.

 

Organic

This refers to production without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides or other artificial chemicals.

 

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free refers to products that haven’t been tested on animals, either in product development or the manufacturing process.

 

Recycled

Products made from recycled materials are environmentally friendly because they remove the need for a new manufacturing cycle and eliminate waste.

 

Recyclable

This means that your product can be turned into another item when you’re finished with it, eliminating waste.

 

Vegan

A vegan stamp means no animal-derived products were used to make your item.