Sustainability - what it means to us...
You clearly care about the environment, we do too. One of the primary aims of Bloom Puzzles is to tread lightly and always be as earth friendly as possible, which means constantly looking for ways to make what we offer even more environmentally responsible and sustainable.
There are so many elements that make up a Bloom Puzzle and your purchase from us but here are some of the ways in which we are trying to lessen our impact on the environment.
Jigsaws - the millboard (the cardboard bit) is made from 100% recycled material, and the image is printed on FSC sourced paper
Jigsaw boxes - beautiful, sturdy boxes in which to store your puzzle, can be reused for lots of different purposes or recycled. Paper covering is FSC certified, vegan and REACH compliant
Puzzle piece bags - plastic but recyclable - we are looking to source a more sustainable alternative. Some puzzles come in a resealable bag or we suggest you carefully cut the short side of the bag and use it to keep your puzzle pieces extra safe or just separate out the edge pieces for next time - this is not considered cheating :) Use a bag clip to secure the open end just to be sure
Box sleeves - made from paper under the FSC chain of custody
Puzzle Lift card - made from paper under the FSC chain of custody
Postal boxes - we use a number of different sizes of box, all contain at least 70% recycled material, are FSC certified, 100% recyclable and made in the UK
Paper bags - made from 100% recycled paper and recyclable
Paper 'zig zag' box fill - made from 100% recycled materials, that is reusable and recyclable
Parcel tape - eco kraft self-adhesive paper tape, sustainably sourced - no trees were cut down for this product to be produced - the adhesion is made from a special rubber, 100% biodegradable and recyclable
Stamps (for the Bloom Puzzles logo) - sustainably sourced oak handles, eco-friendly rubber, vegan (stamp and ink pad) from The Green Stamp Company
Tissue paper - natural and white - made from 99% recycled pulp fibres, recyclable, ph neutral, approx 35% of the electricity used to make this product is produced from renewable sources
Candles - either sustainable coconut/soy wax blend with cotton/paper wicks, pure essential oils, vegan friendly, recyclable glass jars from Rēve Candles or sustainable rapeseed/coconut/soy wax blend with cotton/paper wicks, pure essential oils, vegan friendly, in aluminium tins from Heaven Scent
Matches - sustainably sourced wood, toxin free they don't contain harmful toxins like sulphur or zinc oxide; FSC accredited packaging; plastic free cellos which are biodegradable, just put them in your home compost bin, from Archivist
Chocolate - from The Little Welsh Chocolate Company, they use the finest organic, fair trade chocolate from the Dominican Republic. With a commitment to sustainability, they are proud to be free from palm oil, soy lecithin, artificial colours and flavourings. The packaging is entirely recyclable
At home - reduce, reuse, recycle - we compost and recycle whatever we can :)