Fairtrade Warehouse: Our Packaging Policy
At Fairtrade Warehouse, we are committed to conducting our business with the utmost ethical standards. We believe that our commitment to the environment is integral to the success of our business. We recognize that our packaging plays a vital role in our commitment to the environment, and as such, we have developed a packaging policy that reflects our values.
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Our packaging materials are carefully chosen with the environment in mind. We use:
- Recycled double-wall boxes
- 100% recycled gift wrap
- Paper bubble wrap alternatives
- Unbleached kraft roll
- PVC-free packing tape
- Reused boxes that we receive from our suppliers
We also use 100% recycled paper void fill to minimize waste.
Recyclable Plastic Packaging
We understand that some of our customers are looking to reduce their use of single-use plastics, but we must balance this with our need to protect our products and minimize our carbon footprint. After careful consideration, we have found that recyclable plastic packaging with a high proportion of recycled material is currently the best solution for our business.
We understand that protecting our products during shipping is crucial to our business. Therefore, we provide training to our warehouse team to use the best packing techniques to ensure that your items arrive undamaged. We are always looking for new techniques and types of packaging to be as environmentally friendly and efficient as possible.
We are committed to using sustainable materials in all aspects of our business. Our delivery notes are printed on 100% recycled paper, and all our printed media (postcards, flyers, booklets, and catalogues) are printed on FSC certified paper from sustainable sources. We use vegetable-based inks and work with a printer accredited with ISO14001 for environmental management.
We encourage all our customers to recycle the packaging materials we use. We are proud to partner with Planet Ark, who provides a comprehensive recycling directory that can help you find your nearest recycling point.
We believe that our packaging policy reflects our commitment to the environment and our dedication to providing high-quality products and services. We understand that this is an ongoing process, and we will continue to evaluate and improve our packaging practices to minimize our impact on the environment. We thank you for your support in our efforts to create a sustainable future.