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 businesses with their packaging, as it’s such an important part of running a small business. Rubber stamping in general is a very cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way of personalising your packaging. Using our eco-friendly stamps make it even better for the planet.
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 our environmental initiatives. 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. 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 unfortunately 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.
Our Chosen Charities
Due to the nature of the products we produce, we are aware we have the potential to negatively impact the environment.
To counteract this, we’ve 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 the following conservation charities that are doing incredible work, both locally to us in South London, and across the world.
World Land Trust
We are an official corporate partner of the World Land Trust; this means that for every order of our rubber stamps, we purchase 1 square metre of habitat and protect it in perpetuity for wildlife.
Habitat loss is one of the greatest threats facing wildlife worldwide. The World Land Trust’s ‘Buy an Acre’ projects are chosen to preserve biodiversity in areas where conservation experts can purchase and protect land. Purchasing land is the first crucial step in the conservation process, enabling protected areas to be created or extended and stopping under-threat habitats from being cleared. That’s why, as part of our commitment to being as sustainable as possible, we purchase 1 square metre of wild land with every order. Previous projects have included the saving of cloud forests in Mexico, tropical rainforests in Ecuador, and flooded savanna in Bolivia.
Read more about the campaign here.
Alongside our purchase and protection of wild land in Africa and South America, we also wanted to partner with a charity who are doing conservation and rewilding work a little closer to home. That’s why we’ve partnered with Citizen Zoo, who run rewilding projects in and around London, some of which are just a few miles away from our workshop in Streatham. If you’re a Londoner, you can actually go and visit the land you helped to rewild with your stamp purchase.
Citizen Zoo is a social enterprise committed to rewilding and conservation, with a goal to rebuild nature to a more functional state and bring people out into the great outdoors through their series of engagement programmes. Citizen Zoo’s recent projects include a pioneering nature reserve in Kingston, the return of beavers to London’s waterways, and working with local schools to get children out into nature. Find out more about the incredible work Citizen Zoo do here.
Our previous charity partners.
From 2018 to 2023, our charity of choice was ‘Trees for the Future’. For every order, a tree was planted in an area affected by deforestation. Over the course of 5 years, we planted 74,224 trees.