Scentered Sustainability - Everything we do to be Eco-friendly

August 20, 2018 0 Comments

Scentered Sustainability - Everything we do to be Eco-friendly

Everyone in our team cares enormously about our environment and this reflects on how we go about our work. So we have products that can be reused, repurposed and recycled. We aim to take from already recycled materials or utilising naturals with a sustainable source.

Things we consider in the choices we make are:

Packaging and shipping

The shape of the packaged product, the way we print the packaging to minimize the use of any non-recyclable products. We avoided the use of foil print which challenges recycling; we also consider the need for any dying and varnishing of card and paper.

 

We minimise outer packaging and wasted over-packaging, using boxes that can be re-purposed or recycled, and we reuse all bubble wrap and outer boxes we can. We measure intelligently the shape and sizing of our products to maximize pallet space.

 

We consider and understand the materials used in all of our products and whether these can be made from PCR plastic (post-consumer recycled) or already recycled paper. We utilise shredded paper that is already recycled.

 

Whilst a touch of glamour matters, we are careful about ensuring products arrive safely with the customer but at the same time haven’t been extensively over packaged and wrapped leading to additional unnecessary waste.

 

We import what makes sense and source locally where viable. We store cleverly not wasting trans-shipments of goods and by making quality outer boxes for empty packaging and carefully applying tape (or not taping) to close the boxes we are able to reuse these boxes for finished goods, allowing a longer-term saving on making another heavier weight outer for all our finished products.

 

Sourcing and production

 

The relationships between an artisan and a beautiful handmade piece create a story and make each product not a mass market item, but an individually crafted piece, like our blends.

 

At the heart of our brand are highly complex, 100% natural blends of essentials oils extracted with timeless traditional methods to ensure premium quality performance and powerful scents. Our suppliers are our valued partners and we work with them to influence the supply chain ensuring our values on the environment and waste are maintained through every area and step of the business. Some of the supplier partnerships we have selected have been relationships we have had for 2 decades, and we consciously grow together fully aware of the importance of sustainability.

 

Whilst we cannot claim to support the artisan world throughout the manufacture of our balms we are determined to build great relationships which help social and developmental needs in the modern day whilst looking after the most wonderful traditions of using aroma for therapeutic gain.

 

Ingredients

 

Scentered products are 100% natural meaning they made from ingredients that come naturally and sustainably from the earth. We are passionate about sourcing sustainably and as such not all of our ingredients are organic. We source our ingredients globally and the exact locations can change as weather and external environmental influences affect supply and crop yields annually. We remain as open and transparent as possible about our ingredients ensuring purchasing is both commercial and sustainable.

 

Scentered is against animal testing and we promise to never test our products on animals; only ourselves, willing friends and fans.

 

How to re-use our products

Re-using Candle JarRe-using Mini Aromatherapy Tin

These are only some images in ways our team re-use our packaging, keep your eyes peeled in our newsletters for a video demonstrating exactly how you can re-use yours too!