We care about the environment at Taylor Two and do our best where practical and possible to choose environmentally friendly options in all that we do.
We use recycled cardboard kraft boxes for all of our jewellery gift boxes and our mugs are sent out in a similar eco friendly fashion as are packed in brown kraft cardboard boxes trimmed with colourful paper washi tape.
Pure copper is the third most recycled metal after iron and aluminium; and in excess of 80% of the copper mined since it was first discovered in 9000 BC is still in use today - therefore as a jewellery component it offers bonus points for being eco friendly.
We use bubble wrap inside of our cardboard mug packaging to provide extra padding within the box, however this is never purchased by ourselves and instead is re used bubble wrap from parcels we receive from suppliers week in week out. This follows the 'reuse' principle of the three R's - Recycle, Reuse, Reduce.
We currently use padded paper envelopes for many of our products, and these are 100% paper padded envelopes containing no plastic bubble material.
Our envelopes are 100% recyclable, with an outer layer of tough Kraft paper and a padded lining that is 100% recycled paper fibres. Our envelopes offer a high level of postal protection for your purchase, while protecting the environment at the same time.
One of the major issues with paper envelopes that are padded with plastic bubbles, is that they cannot be recycled together due to the mixed materials - you would need to seperate the plastic from the paper before adding them to their respective recycling bins.
Using paper padded envelopes eliminates this issue for you, they can go straight into your paper recycling as they are ... and are 100% biodegradable.
Better yet - it would be great if you could hang onto your padded envelope and re use it before it (hopefully) ends it's life in a recyling bin.
These envelopes could also be shredded and added to a compost pile.
This has nothing to do with packaging but as an environmentally concerned individual we just know you'd love a look at our mini allotment, my the broad beans have grown big this year!
In the right hand photo you can see our strawberry pots - we've repurposed plastic milk bottles (cut in half) to create the containers for these. Our newest member to join the allotment is the basil showing at the end of the Strawberry row ... perfect for homemade pizza.
Above we are growing coriander, cabbage, lettuce and spinach.
Eco Friendly Energy
The workshop and office for Taylor Two is powered by eco friendly energy supplier Bulb; who have sustainabilty at the heart of their operations.
For every unit of electricity Bulb customers use, a unit is produced and put on the grid by a pollution free renewable source like Llyn Brenig Hydro in North Wales, and 10% of their gas comes from biomethane. Biomethane is gas produced from organic matter like sewage and manure - which is then reinjected onto the grid.
And for the energy required to hand make all of the jewellery you can purchase here at Taylor Two, well that is powered by Vegan (for the planet and her own health!) owner maker, Amanda Vlahakis.
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