Jacaranda’s commitment to the wider environment
Here at Jacaranda we recognize that business principles have an impact on the wider environment. As such, we are fine-tuning our practices and one of the first things to be implemented is how we protect our products during transportation from the mill to the warehouse.
As we become increasingly aware of the dangers of plastic pollution on our planet, we want to ensure our packaging waste does not contribute to this global issue. We now wrap all handmade broadloom & rugs, shipped from India, in clear polythene made of LDPE resin 4; it is easily recyclable and can be made into a wide number of new products. Indeed, all waste polythene collected from the Jacaranda UK warehouse is baled and sent for recycling. None of it is sent to landfill or for incineration.
Carbon neutral shipping
From November 2019, in partnership with international courier UPS, all rugs and samples delivered both in the UK and internationally, are certified carbon neutral. “UPS offers customers the ability to counter balance the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transport of their packages through carbon offsetting. This means that for every tonne of CO2 a package produces in transportation, an equivalent amount of CO2 is saved by a verified emission reduction project somewhere else in the world.”
Jacaranda UK moves towards renewable electricity and is keen to minimize its carbon footprint and support clean energy use. Jacaranda’s energy supplier offers 100% renewable electricity via independent wind generators. Solar panels were fitted to the warehouse roof when we extended 5 years ago and we have plans to double this number in the near future.
These are just some of the first steps we have made in our commitment to the environment and more eco updates will follow as the schedule rolls out.