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Packaging FAQs

Our packaging consists of a mixture of glass, plastic, biodegradable wrap, cardboard and paper. 

Why do you use PET tubs and bottles?
As a company, consistency and reliability in packaging is extremely important to us and our customers. Originally we used aluminium packaging for our powders & butters. However it was extremely unreliable! Lids were often incompatible with bases making opening and re-opening the tins impossible. We now use PET tubs with are reliable, consistent and easily recycled. Our PET tubs are BPA and phthalate free and we look forward to buying recycled PET bottles and tubs as soon as they are available on the UK market.   

Why don't you just use glass for everything?
Glass is weighty to pack and increasingly expensive. With the rising cost of oils and international shipping, we felt that we did not want to add all these extra costs to our product prices and make them inaccessible to our customers. Many brands have very inflated prices and we like to keep ours down to earth and reasonable!  Glass is not a viable option to package our powders or butters in, due to its sheer weight and cost in that size jar.  The cost of the jar outweighs that of the contents and we are not happy to pass on these extra costs.  The PET containers are lighter to post and require significantly less wrap and packaging to ship, in fact, we have almost done away with our use of bubblewrap.  The lighter bottles are also safer to send overseas. 

Do we have a refill service?
Refilling is an excellent idea - however the practical logistics in sending packaging back to us for cleaning is not something we could accommodate at this time. Our PET containers are fully recyclable, so we encourage recycling with your weekly collection as much as possible.  
 
What are your views on using plastic?
We cannot escape from plastic ourselves! All of our oils and waters arrive in plastic and are stored in plastic, it is the only way to transport them from place to place. This will be true of most oils (cosmetic and food) unless the product is bottled at the farm. However, we recycle everything that we receive, so nothing goes to the landfill.  We feel it is a necessary evil! We are looking forward to using recycled PET bottles when they arrive on the UK market, so this way we will be using both a recycled and a recyclable product. 

Thank you for your understanding regarding our current packaging policy.

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