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Our Environmental Pledge
FSC Certified Cards:
FSC certified products have been sourced from sustainable, well-maintained forests or recycled materials. The manufacturer who produces our FSC cards is also one of the leading ethical companies in the UK, recycling all of their old pallets and food waste.
Where possible, we also aim to use 100% recycled or FSC approved materials for our stationery products.
Plastic Free Packaging:
All our cards are now completely plastic-free, using the new Kard Klasp to keep the envelope securely attached to the card. Following customer feedback, we have decided to continue to wrap our Pin and Patch Card ranges to prevent damage and theft. Therefore, these are packaged in bio-cello which is Vincotte Certified, meaning they will disintegrate within 6 months into Co2, Water and humus - a soil nutrient when industrially composted.
Recycled FSC Envelopes:
All our envelopes are made from sustainable, UK-recycled Fleck Kraft. Our manufacturers are audited and accredited to FSC mix standards. They recycle all paper-based material waste every day, including all envelope paper and cardboard, which is then used by a recycling partner to manufacture new recycled paper-based products, such as our Fleck Kraft envelopes.
100% Recycled Gift Wrap:
All our gift wrap is made from 100% recycled paper.
Plastic-Free Packaging Pledge:
We have moved all of our orders to cardboard boxes and are removing all unnecessary plastic covers from our stationery and giftware, replacing them with bio-cello alternatives where possible. We are also investing in a machine which uses waste card product from our warehouse to create packing material for inside our boxes to protect items during shipping. We are continuously looking for improvements we can make to our packaging processes to make them more sustainable.
We plant a tree via Tree Aid for every 4 Papergang boxes that we sell - in the last year alone we planted over 10,000 trees!
At Ohh Deer HQ, we use Ecosia as our preferred search engine. Every search made goes towards planting a tree with the profits it generates. Approximately one tree is planted for every 45 searches. Ecosia also runs its servers on 100% renewable energy and every search request removes 1kg of Co2 from the atmosphere.
Less than 30% Foil:
We never use more than 30% foil elements on our products to ensure they are 100% recyclable.
No Glitter, Little Flitter:
We don’t like to add glitter elements to our designs (we feel we are snazzy enough). However, where we do, we only use biodegradable flitter products.
Where possible, we source our products from UK manufacturers to reduce our carbon footprint. We are proud to say the majority of our Products are still UK Manufactured.