How Green are We?
Our wooden stamp handles have always been made especially for us. They are made from beech wood, which is a fast-growing and very sustainable tree.
We have replaced all the lighting in our factory, changing fluorescent strip lighting for modern high frequency tubes. We now use approximately 40% less electricity to produce roughly the same volume of stamps.
Our stamps are made of polymer, not natural rubber. Compared to natural rubber, our process uses around 95% less electricity to manufacture your stamps and produces about 67% less waste material. There are no noxious fumes produced in our process, unlike with natural rubber.
We have removed the propane gas heating from our factory and our winter heating is now supplied by a wood burning stove. To feed this in the future, we have planted 500 ash trees on part of our land. We should be self-sufficient by 2025. It's a while off, but we have at least set the clock ticking and we have access to sufficient firewood at present.
The directors' main vehicles are a pair of old (1986 & 1997) Land Rover Defenders, running exclusively on biodiesel, which is made from chip fat from local seaside restaurants.