DOING OUR BIT - THE "GREEN" BLACK LIQUORICE COMPANY
SINGLE USE PLASTIC?
Single use plastic has played a huge part in the news these last few years and is making us all rethick the way we use and purchase single use plastic packaging. We at Black Liquorice Company would like to do our bit for the planet and all our futures.
Our "rustic" style of packaging style uses clear plastic standup pouches - our 1st task is to change our non - recycle pouches into much more eco friendly recyclable pouches
From Nov 1st 2019 we are staring to impemtant our new Polypropylene Plastic (PP) packaging. Our New standup pouches are NO.5 Recycle - the same plastic as yogurt containers; syrup and medicine bottles; caps - PP has a high melting point so anything that is used to hold hot liquids are usually made from PP
PP - is an upcoming recycable plastic for years it has been left behind by recyclers but times are changing. No.5 plastic is becoming more popular on curbside recycling programs.
What can PP be made into... Signal Lights, Battery Cables, Brooms / Brushes, Battery Cases,Bicycle Racks, Bins, Plastic Pallets, Plastic Trays are a few examples.
ONE MANS RUBBISH IS ANOTHER MANS GOLD
Our new warehouse is locatied in a courtyard of businesses - We take the spare pallets, viold fill and large cardboard boxes that are set for landfill and reuse them. On average we are currently saving about a pallet of volid fill a month. We reuse our boxes for both our public sales and trade.
GREEN ENERGY - SOLAR PANELS
Our warehouse is a new build (2019) so is heat and energy efficient but also has solar panels on the roof. These solar panels have enough juice to run the office estennals, kitchen and warehouse lighting. Anything we don't use goes back to the grid.
USING A TRANSPORT NETWORK
All our larger bulk deliveries are distrubuted on a pallet network, the most cost effient and greenest method of transporting bulk deliveries.
BUYING USED CARDBOARD BOXES
When we need multiple similar sized boxes for outers or bulk packaging we turn to the second hand market. These boxes have been bought/traded with large multinational companies, usually used to transport bulk/heavy goods.
More to come...