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Environmental sustainability

I am proudly committed to ensuring my small independent art business operates as environmentally-friendly and sustainably as can be, and I am continually looking for ways to improve.

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Every print plants a tree!

For each product sold through my online shop a donation is made to plant one mangrove tree with Only One.
 

TREES PLANTED TO DATE: 1,604

Read more about why planting mangrove trees is effective at tackling climate change here.

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Products & packaging

I carefully source materials for my prints, products and packaging to avoid, where 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.

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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

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Carbon offsetting

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/

Projects supported:

2021-2022

Bhadla, Rajasthan Solar Project (India), (India) visit project page>>

Madhya Pradesh Wind Power Project (India) visit project page>>

2020-2021 - Rajasthan Solar Project (India), Madhya Pradesh Wind Power Project (India)

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

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