By nature we are often drawn to a product by some fantastic bright sparkly packaging but quite often this is thrown away after opening the product and sometimes we are disappointed with what we find inside. Here at Wobbly Pins headquarters (the conservatory or kitchen depending on the weather) we have tried to be more of a wise owl and use packaging that can be recycled or upcycled instead of the magpie approach with lots of glitz and glamour. Over the last year we have introduced many changes:
* handmade bar soap no plastic bottles * candles in reusable containers *hessian and paper labels *patchwork bags* reusable gift packaging (wooden trays)* locally sourced wood ends for pyrography
We will continue to reduce our footprint and are currently reviewing options for the outer packaging including the use of wood straw for all packing. We are also considering how to offer an exchange service with a discount for all our candle glass jars and tins that are returned to us.
If you have any other ideas to help us please get in touch or if you would like to support Zero Waste in your area there are some good resources at https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/