Drop & Swap or Recycle and then Compost …
The environment is at the core of everything we do. We have trialled many different packaging options over the years but feel we have finally settled on the best that we can offer.
As we are a small and local business we are able to offer a DROP AND SWAP program to our clients where we swap over new product for returned jars at a discount. We also refill where we can, when we can and keep our exterior packaging very plain and simple. To some, this may be a little underwhelming, we simply don’t believe in cutting down trees unnecessarily to make ‘fluffy’ packaging. While attractive, these cardboard boxes use a lot of unnecessary resources and are often coated with a substance that may not be made out of natural ingredients. We are all for trees right now! Did you know that they seed rain clouds for the planet?
Our aim instead is to keep the packaging real with little fuss. Labels have also been simplified in that we print what we need in house. Again, we are going for function over glam but this way we know our labels are not using high energy sources. We also use naturally sourced power from water to run all electrical items associated with our products.
As we encourage composting wherever we can, we chose courier bags made from paper as these break down very quickly and contribute to your brown component in the compost heap. Brown material (in your compost) increases the carbon level to the breakdown process of composting. We need more carbon in our soil, so, we like that we are enriching the land not just taking it away.
All of our ingredients are organic, we grow what we can to nutrient-dense grow practices reducing the foot print of our ingredients.
Of course we will never have it 100% right all of the time, but feel we are on the right track and moving in the right direction.
If you have any suggestions then we would love to hear from you x
The Still Room is currently working towards organic certification for both our growing practices as well as our product and packaging processes.