It's a Work in Progress - Sustainability
Running a small business can be quite intense.
While large companies have whole departments who deal daily with deliveries, development, IT issues, sustainability etc.
As a small company, it’s down to you.
If a customer has a query, you need to deal with it.
If the computer says ‘contact your IT department’ – it’s you!
And so, on the subject of sustainability, and sustainable development goals; it is also up to you.
I am well aware that packaging, in particular, is a good place to start.
In supermarkets, I get annoyed about the huge amounts of plastic used to wrap products – mainly quite needlessly.
However, it isn’t easy to adapt super fast to new methods when there is only one person
in the department.
So, it’s a work in progress.
We can all start to make better choices and opt out of buying single use plastic products.
Our cellophane packaging is now bio-degradable.
Our paper and card is from FSC certified stock (Forest Stewardship Council)
and inks are soy based.
And our main product, a ‘complete bridge game in a box‘, along with two other smaller
sized boxes, are made from bamboo.
Bamboo, for me, is a ‘hero’ product.
It’s an excellent alternative to plastic; strong, durable and biodegradable.
It is fast growing and therefore sustainable as it can grow to full size in 3-4 months.
No pesticides are required to grow a bamboo crop.
It is naturally anti-bacterial.
It is very strong – a ‘green steel’ used in construction for homes.
It is light and easy to carry.
It provides jobs and sustains a traditional industry.
Bamboo forests efficiently store twice the amount of carbon to traditional trees, as well as
generating more than 30% more oxygen than many other trees and plants.
Plus they have strong root systems which help prevent soil erosion.
Bamboo packaging in supermarkets I think!! And why aren’t they doing it already?
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I recently visited Holkham Hall and came across this rather beautiful ice house.
I didn’t know their invention is as old as c.1780 b.c. (a tablet describing the construction was found in Terqa, a northern Mesopotamian town) – although they didn’t come to Britain until the 1660s.
In 2018 a large ice well was discovered in Park Crescent, London; it had been built in the 1780s and is only a few metres away from the Jubilee Line tunnel.
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