THERE ISN’T A PLANET B!
We are proud to have started our business with a focus on being as environmentally-friendly as we can be. As humans, we all share some of the blame when it comes to negatively impacting our planet. Although we can’t suddenly click our fingers and restore what we’ve all done in the past, there are small steps we can all take to improve our future.
With that in mind, this is what led us to become an eco-friendly company. We wish to continue as we started, which means more and more environmentally-friendly packaging and ingredients. On a micro-scale we can all do something positive to make a change and help our planet - as there isn’t a planet B!
What are PEACE OF ME LONDON doing to be environmentally-friendly?
We believe that everyone should contribute to tackling the global challenge that climate change presents. In order to do our bit for the planet here are the steps we’ve already made.
Eco-friendly Soy Wax
Our candles and snap bars are always created using innovative plant-based waxes. Derived from soybean, soy wax is a natural product that turns solid at room temperature. Soy wax doesn’t contain any artificial elements which makes it a clean and environmentally-friendly alternative to paraffin wax.
Paraffin wax is extracted from petroleum which is not a renewable source. Soybeans are, however, renewable. When paraffin waxes burn they can release chemicals into the air which has been said to cause headaches.
Our soy wax products are non-toxic which is not only beneficial for the planet but also for your health. In addition, the wax is vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable and (of course) sustainable.
Eco wicks for our candles
In each hand-poured candle we always use eco-friendly wicks. Our wicks are made of pure cotton with interlaced thin paper filaments. This ensures the burn is slow and consistent. The specially treated paper threads achieve a controlled curling of the wick.
Moreover, the wick is self trimming - this means that there’s a decrease in “mushrooming” (caused by carbon build-up). This also reduces the amount of smoke and soot it gives off.
From our boxes, to our shredded box filling, and our snap bar bags - they are all environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. Furthermore, our snap bar bags are biodegradable!
Of course, we also use environmentally-friendly gift boxes
Our boxes are produced using grey board which is made from a mix of recycled and waste paper and is 100% recyclable. The outer wrap paper is recyclable and where possible the paper is sourced from FSC certified suppliers.
Return your candle glass to us for 50p off
We use glass jars for our candles that can be recycled at glass recycling locations. Although the glass jars will be crushed, melted down and turned into a new glass object, new glass jars will be getting manufactured. If we always buy new jars then more and more glass is being created.
Therefore, instead of us buying new glass jars, we would like to work with you to create a reusing scheme.
After your candle has finished, return the glass jar to us to get 50p off your next candle order.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Our goal is to maintain an eco-friendly business. We want to be zero-waste, therefore we strive to only use 100% recyclable materials, non-toxic products, and recycle our candle glasses. By doing this, we want to have minimal impact on our environment. We want this so that all forms of life, and our natural resources are protected and our social needs and values are honoured.