Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Here at ARRAN Sense of Scotland we care about the environment and are actively working towards reducing our carbon 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.

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.

Orders are carefully wrapped and packed in paper shred and cupboard 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 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.