This is a really important topic for me and as a small business owner I have a responsibility to run as sustainable business as I can ♻️🌏🌿
There are many different ways I am doing this:
- My packaging and shipping materials are all recyclable and made from paper or card. The cello bags I use for Greetings Cards and Prints are made from biodegradable potato starch. The only one exception are the A3 cello bags which I'm yet to find a biodegradable version of, but I'm looking.
- I try to maintain a Zero Waste pattern in the studio, whether it's re-using bubble wrap and boxes, collecting scrap clay and re-purposing it into one-of-a-kind marbled jewellery, collecting up any dry Jesmonite to use in further projects or keeping scraps of old products to sell in off-cut bundle boxes for scrap book fans. You can generally find a new use for so many things.
- My standard art prints are printed onto papers made from 100% post-consumer waste. Jesmonite is a non-toxic composite and being water based makes it kind to the environment.
I will always try and be as sustainable as I possibly can, there will always be things to improve on and I will always keep trying