Impact & Sustainability
Wherever possible, we use a minimum of 90% recycled cardboard for our gift boxes. Some of our gift boxes are delivered in wicker or rope paper hampers. The wicker hampers are finished in untreated willow whilst the paper rope is a paper derivative used frequently in packaging. Both of these are recyclable through your local recycling systems.
We also encourage you to reuse the boxes when you can to minimise the onward environmental impact. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to re purpose your hamper boxes or baskets, why not explore this article from logistics company Parcel Force.
In packaging your order, we cushion the contents using a fully biodegradable fill. So whatever you’ve ordered, it will arrive in good condition without damaging the environment. Win, win.
Our packaging is designed to have as little impact as possible. You can throw the shredded cardboard fill in the recycling. Plus, what looks like packing peanuts are actually made from potato starch, so can go straight into your compost bin. Alternatively, you can dissolve them in water.
Plastic Waste Minimisation
At Social Supermarket, we endeavour to be as environmentally conscious as possible. We always aim to minimise plastic waste throughout our packaging and products. We work with brands who see this as a priority too. If you spot anything which you think has gone overboard on packaging (plastic or otherwise) please do let us know and we would be happy to look into it.
We use digitally printed water-based ink for our boxes, which is more eco-friendly than alternatives.
Every year, we look at how we can tread more lightly on this earth. We donate as best we can to offset any carbon emissions we might create in running our hamper business. We are always looking for ways to improve what we’re doing.
If you would like to learn more or have ideas for how we could collaborate to become even more sustainable, we’d love to hear from you.