I am proudly committed to ensuring my small independent art business operates as environmentally-friendly and sustainably as can be. It’s something I work on continually, as there are always ways to improve.
Materials, products & packaging
I carefully source materials for my prints, products and packaging to avoid, as much as possible, the use of virgin, single-use and non-recyclable materials. I am always on the look out for better alternatives as technology improves.
prints - made on cotton rag paper, a recycled by-product of the textile industry
greetings cards - made of 100% post consumer waste recycled fibres (FSC certified) with recycled kraft envelopes
stickers - made of woodfree paper composed of 95% sugar cane fibres & 5% of hemp/ linen mix, biodegradable & recyclable
plastic free packaging* - smaller prints are protected in a film derived from potato starch which is home-compostable. Larger prints are protected with tissue paper then rolled in a cardboard tube. Greetings cards and stickers are posted in recycled and recyclable Kraft envelopes. Plastic free tape is used.
*Please note my largest prints are rolled into 4" postal tubes for which an alternative to plastic end caps is not available at the time of writing. I am currently looking for a plastic free alternative and would love to hear from anybody who knows of one.
For each product sold through my online shop a donation is made to plant one tree with One Tree Planted's projects around the world.
TREES PLANTED TO DATE: 1,205
as of 26.06.22
To find out more about the projects your purchase supports visit https://onetreeplanted.org/collections/where-we-plant
Watch this short video about One Tree Planted's Orca Project, one of the projects your purchase supports - watch on YouTube
Removing Ocean Plastic
Every print of 'Whaley McWhaleface' sold funds clean up of 25kg of ocean plastic through Empower.
PLASTIC CLEANED UP TO DATE: 1,700kg
as of 26.06.22
However much we try to reduce our carbon footprint, some emissions are still unavoidable. This business compensates for its unavoidable emissions through high-impact carbon credits in Gold Standard projects, which not only cut carbon but also deliver life-changing benefits to vulnerable communities and help conserve local ecosystems. Find out more at https://www.goldstandard.org/
2019-20 - Cambodia National Digester Programme, Sidrap wind farm project, Indonesia
2018-19 - Andhra Pradesh wind power project , Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Project, Australia, Biodiverse Forests Panama