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 are now using 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 manfacture your stamps and produces about 67% less waste material. There are no noxious fumes produced in our process, unlike natural rubber.
- We have removed the propane gas heating from our factory. Winter heating to the bulk of our premises 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 approx 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.