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Meet the wormies that eat our paper
We take our environmental responsibility seriously. We reuse as much as we can and even use biodegradable tape. Plus these special worms eat all our waste paper!Read more about our environmental policies
We are an environmental sensitivity company.
We make a concerted effort to produce our products and run the business with the minimum of environmental impact.
Until we were forced to move from the farm in bega in 2022 all our electricity was even renewably sourced by our own solar panels. Hopefully we will again own our office and re-establish our own solar inputs. Until then we pay for renewable electricity
Mailers and Shipping boxes
We carefully consider all our products with a focus on minimising packaging. When it comes time to send your products out, we use the minimum amount of plastic. We use and reuse heavy paper envelopes and cardboard boxes, which come from a renewable resource and are easily recycled. We have never bought polystyrene beads or bubble wrap. If you receive any of these in a package from us, it is because we a re-using the packing sent to us.
Even our packing tapes Biodegradable!
Our tape is manufactured by Biogone and is biodegradable!
When we print products in our print room, we use environmentally sensitive products wherever practicable. Our printers are selected for their low environmental footprint. Our paper is sources wherever possible from farmed trees, is ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified for quality and environmental management.
Meet the wormies
Most paper waste is handled on site. Paper off-cuts are eaten up by our very special worm farm that houses 5 stories of special paper eating worms.
We shred the paper for them and feed them ever misprinted book, and paper page that would otherwise go into recycling
As we touched on above we try and reuse as much as we can. If a box is too weak or damaged to re-use, it gets chopped up for book wraps, that protect books in shipping; or as backing boards in our flashcard packs.
Some of it goes to the worms (see below)
If we have to we send it to recycling
While some (a very small amount) of cardboard and coated papers are sent for recycling, our weekly landfill waste is less than 1/3 of a small wheelie bin.