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Environmental Information


Petributes - Environmental Information about our Products

We, at Petributes, take our responsibility of managing global resources seriously and do our utmost to source our products ethically and with consideration to environmental and social impacts.

We regularly rreview our products and procedures in order to make improvements, such as: -

  • transporting our products in ways which minimize environmental impact
  • using packaging made from recycled material wherever possible
  • insisting our suppliers source raw materials in a responsible and sustainable way
  • ensuring our products are made from 100% natural biodegradable materials where possible
  • regularly visiting all manufacturers to inspect working standards and practices and offering support in production methods where necessary
  • using community based manufacturing wherever possible, such as in villages and co-operatives, rather than large factories. This, in turn, supports rural economies and reduces the environmental impact of commuting and migrant working and the consequent social impact on workers.

Willow

Willow is a fast-growing, eco-friendly and sustainable plant, which benefits from regular cropping and has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide during growth. If buried the CO² remains absorbed in the plant. If burnt only the equivalent amount of absorbed CO² is released back into the environment, meaning it is ‘carbon-neutral’. Willow requires no soil fertiliser in order to flourish; indeed willow production actually increases the fertility of poor or depleted soils, as well as providing a valuable habitat for wildlife.

Bamboo

Bamboo is the world’s fastest growing woody plant. Bamboo plantations benefit the environment in several
ways: preventing soil erosion, cooling the surrounding temperature and producing oxygen. The type of
bamboo used in our products is not eaten by pandas, causing no threat to their habitat.

Pará wood

Pará wood, or “rubber tree wood”, is a fast growing hardwood used for the production of latex, the primary
source of natural rubber. After its productive lifetime of approximately 25 – 30 years, the tree is felled for
use as timber. At the same time new saplings are planted and the cycle begins again. The fast growth rate
of the tree and its multiple uses, make Pará wood both sustainable and environmentally friendly

Mango wood

When a mango tree attains 20 to 30 years of age the fruits produced are no longer of adequate quality for
commercial use. These old trees, however, produce the best quality wood and once harvested are replaced
with young trees for further fruit production.

Mulberry paper

The paper bags included with some of our products are handmade from paper produced from the bark of the
mulberry tree. The production process is environmentally friendly, incurring no damage to, or destruction
of the tree. Once a year the bark is stripped and the tree is cut down to the roots. In approximately one
year the tree re-grows to a productive state.

Cardboard

The cardboard used in our products is made from over 90% recycled material.

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