The Get Stamped 100% Plastic Free Packaging Pledge…
As a manufacturer of rubber stamps we are in the rather lovely position of being a small business that caters to other small businesses. And like most small businesses, we love small businesses!
We love the small part we play in helping business with their packaging as it is such an important part of running a small business. Rubber stamping in general is a very cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way of doing so. To do so with one of our eco-friendly stamps makes it even more so.
Our customers often want to communicate the eco-friendly nature of their packaging to their customers and regularly ask if they may link to us to do so. If, like us, you have opted for 100% plastic free packaging with an eco-friendly stamp for branding we encourage you to use this embeddable graphic on your websites that links to this page:
Below you will find some information on our own products and packaging as well as about how we offer our tree planting. Please feel free to use it as a template.
1. We use environmentally sourced oak for our handles. Having absorbed Carbon Dioxide throughout its life, an oak tree has already repaid its debt to the environment before it is felled. In addition to this, oak has longevity many other materials cannot match.
2. The rubber we use is natural eco rubber. There are much cheaper rubbers out there but this is a very high-end rubber that gives highly detailed impressions and has the best eco-credentials of any we’ve found so what’s not to like! It also gives our stamps their distinctive green colour as another little bonus.
3. Our packaging is 100% plastic-free. Even down to the biodegradable (plastic-looking) sticker we seal the boxes with.
4. We acknowledge that the ink pad casings are made from plastic as an industry standard and there’s not a lot we can do about it. When used alongside Re-inkers though, you never have to throw them away! We are confident that one ink pad and Re-inker can achieve 10’s of thousands of impressions and when you finish your bottle of re-inker, just clean it and either reuse it or recycle it.
Due to the nature of the products we produce, we are aware we have the potential to negatively impact the environment.
In an attempt to counteract this we have put a lot of effort into choosing materials and manufacturing processes that minimise the impact. As much as we try to source our materials responsibly and are careful to take notice of who we are in business with we are aware that simply reducing our damage is not enough to truly offset our potential impact. So we have also teamed up with reforestation charities so that for every custom stamp sold a tree is planted in an area affected by deforestation.
Starting from 2018 our charity of choice is ‘Trees for the Future’.
Please Note: The number of trees planted displayed on our website reflects the total number of qualifying products sold and as such may include the current months’ sales which will not be reflected in the fundraiser until the following quarter.