We encourage recycled and upcycled
At RainbowLife you will have no doubt realised by now that we take the environment very seriously.
We do not use any plastic at all in the beautifully packed parcels we send to you. We use cardboard boxes, starch "peanuts" and wood wool as protection, and it is all sealed up with paper tape.
We do sell a few products where plastic is difficult to avoid. In this case we carefully consider if they are like to last several years at least and if at the end of their lifetime they can be easily recycled. Where there are non-plastic alternatives, we actively seek them out.
We encourage and pressure our suppliers to never use single use plastic wrapping on any of their products. In the cases where they still do, unfortunately unless we find alternative manufacturers there is little we can do - at least until we have enough clout in the marketplace. In these cases it seems pointless to remove their wrapping only to re-wrap in paper. We elected instead to keep them in the original wrapping, which is usually done for protective purposes, or to hold things together in any case, which saves additional waste generated by us and also gives you the opportunity to recycle at a suitable facility near you.