We’ve been Wombling!
We have been very busy at HQ investigating how we can improve our environmental footprint, setting up our very own in-house ‘Project Womble’ team. From challenging our suppliers through to working with leading non-governmental organisations like WRAP, we have been on a mission over the past year to improve our sustainability across all ranges.
As our first pledge as part of this mission, we are pleased to announce from the 1st September 2018 all our wee 150g tubs will no longer contain a lid or a spoon.
This means that not only will we be halving our number of plastic materials used in this product but more importantly that we will be saving over 35 tonnes of plastic per year. To put this into perspective that’s the same as over 80 grand pianos *woah*
Green is the new black
We have been hard at work trying to find a solution to the black lids you find on our big tubs. You may have heard that black plastic is not recyclable, this is because the standard carbon black pigment used isn’t detected by the sensors at recycling plants. Not wanting to accept the status quo, the Wombles approached the problem from different angles, working with industry experts to find a solution to this issue. We are very proud to be leading the change on this and will be the first food and drink brand to launch a special detectable black lid, which means all our black lids across our Gourmet and Straight Up ranges will be fully recyclable in your household recycling bin from 15th October 2018 onwards *whoop*
If you can’t recycle… re-use!
We are big fans of upcycling and once you’ve scoffed your yoghurt there are 101 different ways you can use your empty tub. Why not try using it as your new mini desk tidy or what about planting some herbs? Sick of hearing about Pam’s cousin’s wedding plans or Jim’s new extension? Simply attach a piece of string between two empty tubs and place over your ears… peace at last!
We know this is only a wee step towards becoming more environmentally friendly, but we haven’t stopped there and this is only the beginning. Thank you for all your support and ideas about what you want to see us actively change, we are listening and striving to make big changes for good. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting announcements over the coming months, we have lots of great initiatives in the pipeline that we can’t wait to tell you about!
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