Like everyone who watched Blue Planet, and saw the terrible effect of all the plastic we throw away on the oceans of the world, I am sure we are not alone in thinking something has got to change.
As we are currently creating a new Packaging Price List, we have decided this is the ideal time to start looking at drastically reducing the amount of plastic we use. We are realistic enough to realise this cannot be achieved instantly, but our aim is to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable plastic we buy by at least half over the next five years - much more if possible.
However we do understand that in order to keep stock clean there has to be some plastic packaging involved. Plus it is not environmentally friendly to have to dispose of an actual product because it has become shop-soiled and is therefore unsellable.
So we will be looking into alternatives such as biodegradable plastic.
And looking at whether some of the items we currently buy in plastic can be made from other more environmentally-friendly materials.
Obviously some of this will take a while to implement but everyone in the company is thoroughly behind this initiative.
On another positive note; Spring Fair is on this week and we hope all our customers exhibiting there have a great show.
Our Sales Team, and our designers, were all coming to visit but most of us have been stricken down with this nasty flu that’s going around. So for everyone’s sakes it’s much safer we stay away this year.
But the best of luck to our customers who are there – and we hope you all come away with lots of orders.