We always try our best to send products out so that customers receive them in an undamaged state. Being mostly liquid, some packaging is required to prevent leakage and crushing.
Boxes are either reused and/or are recyclable
Plastic containters are HDPE 2 and once washed are recyclable
Further information regarding recyclable plastics (source: The Natural Society)
Is HDPE 2 recyclable?
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is typically opaque and picked up by most curbside recycling programs. This plastic is one of the three plastics considered to be safe, and has a lower risk of leaching. It's found mostly in milk jugs, household cleaner containers, juice bottles, shampoo bottles, cereal box liners, detergent bottles, motor oil bottles, yogurt and butter tubs and toiletries bottles. It is usually opaque. This plastic is considered safe and has low risk of leaching. HDPE is recycled into pens, recycling containers, picnic tables, lumber, benches, fencing, and detergent bottles, to name a few.
This element is beyond our control as it is a requirement of carriers and, as such, is carried out in accordance with Post Office guidelines. Some non-liquid products may also be covered to prevent any leakage damaging them. Leakage of a liquid product can be very damaging to the environment and individual who comes into contact with it. See Post Office guidelines below:
How do I package a parcel?
Packaging DOs: Do use a brand new, double walled box to package your items in. Do use plenty of internal packaging to secure your items such as bubble wrap or foam.
Smaller orders = reclaimed / re-used / recycled packaging used
Larger orders = as above but also using recycled paper / card based materials. Where we send previously unused Loosefil material, this is Loosefil Bio which is biodegradable.
We take environmental issues seriously and always try to send products using as practical a method as we can whilst minimising any environmental impact.
We use reclaimed and/or recycled / recyclable products wherever possible.