I sat down early this morning to write a new blog on plastic and what we can do as consumers to use less, when I stumbled across this wonderful video produced by West Meath County Council, that really encapsulates plastic product production, uses and recycling limitiations.
It also highlights the fact that as a small island it is not economically viable to recycle our own plastic waste.
There are some frightening statistics which with a little care could be reduced in order to make sure we can save more plastic from landfill.
Hope you find it as interesting as I did.
A sustainable business, or a green business, is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact, or potentially a positive effect, on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy.⠀
Sustainability is a choice towards using less. While we are not here to tell you what that should mean to you, we would like the opportunity to tell you what it means to us. ⠀
To us, the act of being more sustainable means making serious decisions everytime we think about introducing a new product. Our decision criteria is a long one, but gives you an insight into the level of the concerns we have when creating something new;
If it does't fit with our business ethos, it doesn't make it to production!
We are well aware of the impact of plastic pollution and the continental shift to reduce it's production. We as a business make a stand for the environment by using natural, sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable materials.
All of our packaging materials are either reused or recycled. ⠀
We use non-toxic water based inks when printing, which means no harmful chemicals washing into the waterways. We use all natural materials that have not undergone any dying process or been treated using harmful chemicals. We only produce products that we stand by and use in our own homes.
By introducing jute and cotton reusable shopping bags to the range, we made a stand against plastic pollution! We provided plastic free biodegradable products that would deliver peace of mind to our eco conscious customers.
Our company will always produce products that are Designed To Be Kind;
Our mission is to continue with our commitment to the environment, to animals in need and to making the planet a better place for us all.
While we may not be 100% perfect , we strive to do our best.
Mother’s Day is fast-approaching, and so we thought we’d give you a little help to find the perfect gift to show your appreciation to your Mum for all that she does. We’ve considered, debated and finally curated a collection of gorgeous Mother’s Day gifts from our favourite Irish artists and designers.
From pretty pottery to unique artwork and everything in between, we’ve gathered together the cream of the crop, all handmade here in Ireland, to make it easier for you to show your Mum how much she means to you this Mother’s Day.
Do you ever stop to think how an item you use on a daily basis evolved? Take the humble chopping board for example.