Is Dotimals environmentally friendly?
Here at Dotimals we want to minimise our environmental impact to create a more
sustainable world - so that future generations can grow up in the beautiful world,
we grew up in. Below is a list of all the components that make up a Dotimal and
how to recycle it:
1. Foam Board
Foam Board was chosen as the base material after exhausting the alternatives. We didn't want to help assist in deforestation - by increasing the demand for wood and thus potentially leading to illegal logging.
The world continues to generate waste plastic at an astonishing rate with the latest estimates putting the total amount of waste plastic generated at over 6.3 billion tonnes – of which only 9% has been recycled. That is a staggering amount of waste, and seeing as plastic is highly recyclable the amount that does end up being recycled is worryingly low. We burn more plastic than we reuse (12% Incinerated).
The good news is that Foam Board is recyclable. Made from PVC foam, it is a type of plastic that is one of the most easy to recycle. It can be looped as it is 100% reusable, able to be ground down, melted, and recast again and again.
The crayons we use are unwrapped, making the wax easy to recycle and even reuse (can be melted down and reformed for other craft projects). The crayons are supplied in a fully recyclable sleeve.
3. Fairy Lights
Any items that have a plug, use batteries, need charging or have a picture of a crossed out wheelie bin on, as below, are known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
These items, including fairy lights, should not be sent to landfill and can be recycled at a household waste recycling centre.
Our boxes and cardboard are fully recyclable.
Our white sugar cane packing envelopes are the sustainable alternative to standard polythene mailing bags. Produced from a by-product of sugar cane, and grown on reclaimed wasteland, they have no impact on the rainforest.
Our eco mailing bags are fully recyclable, use no fossil fuels and are produced from the greenest material on the market.