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Planet-friendly Ethics

Posted on November 20 2019

 

Our Ethics

Here, at The Present Tree we fully believe in conserving and protecting the natural environment in which we operate meaning everything we use from our compost to our delivery couriers are the most plant-friendly option available. We want to offer a meaningful gift that will enrich the bonds of global kinship as well as provide our customers with a beautiful hand-crafted gift that will be treasured forever. 

Planet-friendly Packaging 

Our parcels packaging is sourced from certified FSC suppliers. The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation established to promote responsible sustainable management of the world's forests. The labels on our parcels are made from FSC sources and printed using vegetable inks. Using vegetable ink is an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based ink. Through sustainable farming methods these plants reduce the amount of CO2 in the air, further helping the fight against climate change by reducing air pollution. 

The parcel covers we use to protect our tree gifts on their journey are 100% recyclable and fully carbon neutral. The covers are made from ethically sourced sugar cane which is a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to using fossil fuel based plastic covers. 

Wildlife-friendly Gardening

Our gardeners only use 100% organic products to care for our trees, we never use any harmful chemicals! We love that all our tree care products can be sprayed without having a detrimental impact on our wonderful wildlife. We want to ensure we provide all our trees with the necessary nutrients to promote healthy growth without negatively impacting the world we inhabit.  

The compost we use is certified organic and manufactured in Ireland which helps reduce our carbon footprint. It is produced on a worm farm and created when the worms digest their bedding material converting it to rich organic compost. Fascinating! Thank you wonderful worm workers!  

Our biodegradable pots are made from spruce fibres (a super sustainable material) and manufactured without any glues or binders. Using these materials makes the biodegradable pots 100% compostable meaning there is zero waste! 

Eco-friendly Couriers 

We aim to keep our delivery carbon footprint as low as possible and minimise the impact we have on the environment. We use Royal Mail and FedEx as they are the greenest couriers who continue to put environmental issues at the top of their business agenda, have a clear environmental policy and targets for reducing CO2 emissions.

We're Bee-friendly  

Protecting wildlife holds a very special place in our hearts here at The Present Tree, especially our buzzy bee friends which is why we proudly sponsor The Bumblebee Conservation Trust. This organisation shares our passion of saving bumblebees and striving to create a world where bees are thriving and valued. To read more about The Bumblebee Conservation trust, click here > www.bumblebeeconservation.org

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