“Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042.
She called plastic waste "one of the great environmental scourges of our time", adding: ‘In the UK alone, the amount of single-use plastic wasted every year would fill 1,000 Royal Albert Halls.’ A commitment to help developing nations tackle pollution and reduce plastic waste…”
Source – BBC News
This has inspired me to really look at what we do at Natural Apiary. Our whole business is based on the ethos of helping our natural world.
I pledged to review every product that we produce including; an overhaul our packaging.
This year we will research new non-plastic materials that can replace the plastic parts of our products.
This I know will be a long process that will in involve researching new non-plastic materials that can replace the plastic in our products. Redesigning of our products and packaging, prototyping and testing to ensure that these changes will perform equally or better than the existing parts they replace. Then finally moving these into production, then on to you to use in your apiary.
Throughout this year we will challenge ourselves to make some to make some quick wins, within our current manufacturing processes, while we endeavour to make the bigger changes needed in this plan to improve.
As these developments happen, I will keep you informed and up to date.
The first of which we have now done. We have removed the plastic bag used inside the box to protect our beeswax beehive foundation and replaced this with grassed paper. Though this is a small change, it a good step in the right direction.
James Bailey - Founder: Natural Apiary