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Our Environmental Commitment

Our Environmental Commitment

Given the state of the world at the moment, we took a step back and looked at how we play our part in enacting change by reducing our carbon footprint and reducing our waste.

Here's what we started with:
- Our Wax Melt bags are compostable and will degrade within 10 weeks of getting to landfill - The majority of our labels are made out of recycled paper
- The single use plastic pots that we use for our Pot Shots & Mini Pot Shots can very occasionally get a little chipped during transport. Now we could throw these out as they are not perfect but that just seems like such an unnecessary waste. So if the pot is fit for purpose and can hold the wax securely, we will continue to use them. If you receive one of these chipped pots in your order, we hope that you accept it in the spirit it was intended. These pots are also fully recyclable and we encourage all of our customers to do so.
"Every year, we throw away enough plastic to circle the world 5 times." - https://www.recyclingbins.co.uk/recycling-facts/
- We use Soy Wax as not only is it Vegan, it is also the eco-friendliest as it is plant-based and contains no chemicals
- We only use Vegan fragrance oil and wax dye
- We will re-use delivery boxes and packing materials where possible
We've added the following new measures:
- We have switched to eco-bubble wrap which is biodegradable (and green, literally!)
- We have started the process of switching from standard parcel tape to paper gum tape, eliminating a little more plastic from our postage & packaging
- All of our front & back candle and pot shot labels are printed on recycled paper
- Switched to Royal Mail from Hermes. After much research and deliberation, we decided that this would be the best step for our business and our carbon footprint.
Here's what we are looking into:
- Switching remaining non-recycled labels to recycled paper options
- Alternate ways of packaging candles to reduce the amount of bubble wrap that we use
If there is something else that you think that we could improve on or add to our list of existing measures, please do let us know! You can email us at cheshirewaxworks@hotmail.com or via our social media channels.

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