Here at ARRAN Sense of Scotland we care about the environment and are actively working towards reducing our carbon and plastic footprint.
ARRAN Sense of Scotland is proudly made in Scotland and has been inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Scotland and Arran for over 30 years. As a result, we’re committed to protecting our natural environment and are actively working towards reducing our carbon footprint. Working with TAP (Think About Plastic), ARRAN Sense of Scotland is proud to support the 'Plastic Free Community' status of the Isle of Arran.
Our procurement strategy and product offerings are focused around minimising single use plastics while maximising the amount of recyclable materials in our new product launches e.g. our ongoing amenities refill program. Our principal bottle supplier is committed to sourcing materials that can be readily recycled and are advancing their programme to move towards 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) material in all ARRAN Sense of Scotland bottles by 2022.
We are also in the process of moving all our hotel partners to a refillable model across their properties, away from the use of minis. This is reducing our virgin plastic consumption across our business by up to 81%.
We also have, and continue to, actively reduce the amount of plastics included in our secondary & gift packaging. Our cardboard gift cartons and boxes are sourced from suppliers whom work with FSC board, committed to well managed forest sustainability & recycling programs. All our corrugated cardboard is fully recyclable and comprises c. 80% of recycled paper. We have also invested in the use of fully recyclable tin packaging in all of our Home products.
Our efforts in reducing our plastic footprint has recently been recognised by TAP with our Gold Award 2020.
Our online orders are also carefully wrapped and packed in paper shred and cardboard with minimal excess. We’ve created mindful tissue paper which can be coloured in by children or adults alike.
Let’s work together to reduce our carbon footprint, it’s in our nature…
ARRAN Sense of Scotland products are produced in packaging that is capable of being recycled and we actively encourage all our customers to reuse and recycle as much of our packaging as possible. You can see the relevant symbols to look out for below to identify recyclable packing materials accurately:
Mobius Loop - This material is capable of being recycled.
We would recommend that our customers contact their local authority for further information on local recycling facilities or collection services available. The following website may be of further use in obtaining contact details in this regard:- http://www.recycleforscotland.com/
Our customers role in contributing to reuse, recovery and recycling of packaging and packaging waste is crucial as they, as the end user, can influence whether the material is recycled/reused or sent for disposal. We’re here to help with our recycling do & don’ts.
RECYCLING DO & DONTS
Do check for local recycling requirements
Do separate your recycling
Do ensure your recycling items are clean of any waste
Do recycle plastic bags separately
Don’t bag your recycling
Don’t recycle toxic containers
Don’t put trash in the recycling.
Beyond our products and packaging, here at ARRAN Sense of Scotland we’re working on reducing our carbon footprint across our business. Our office spaces and retail outlets are moving to become paperless working environments, with all used paper currently fully recycled. We have moved our Head Office to a city centre location to allow our employees to commute via public transport and recycle as much of our own packaging internally as possible – our stationary holders are currently re-purposed candle jars. We are also committed to using 100% renewable enrgy at our warehouse location in Dundonald, to further our efforts in reducing the carbon footprint across the ARRAN Sense of Scotland business.
We Care about being Cruelty Free
Please note, none of our products have ever been tested on animals, nor have we ever commissioned our suppliers or any other company to carry out animal testing on our behalf. Read our full Cruelty Free policy here.