Environmental and Ethical Policy

Plastics

By the end of 2020, we will be 100% plastic-free. We have eliminated all single-use plastics from our products, packaging, and packing, making all Twoodle Co products closed loop.

For your reference, here is a list of materials used in Twoodle Co products and how they can be re-used and/or recycled;

Packaging

Packing tape: The packing tape used is completely plastic-free and is made from recycled paper and biodegradable gum.

Packing/Shipping boxes: All boxes used for shipping have been recycled and are recyclable. We also use recycled paper to safety pack around products, all of which is recyclable.

Products

Our products are made from the following materials with most being re-usable via Twoodle Co Refills.  All materials are either recyclable in general recycling or fully biodegradable;

Room Diffuser: Re-useable via Twoodle Co Refills.  Plastic cap and all glass bottles are all reusable and recyclable.  Diffuser twigs and wooden sleeves are reusable and biodegradable.

Room Sprays: Re-useable via Twoodle Co Re-fills.  The spray mechanism, bamboo lid, and glass bottle are all recyclable.

Candles: 100% plastic-free.  Bamboo lids, stainless steel lids, glass jars, and silicone seal are all 100% recyclable.  Candle refills coming 2020.

Sustainability

Packaging: All paper, gift boxes, packing tape, packing boxes and packing materials have come from a recycled source and can be recycled.

Wood: Wooden diffuser bottle sleeves are from sustainable replanted forests.

Bamboo: The Scented Candle and Room Spray lid: FSC certified bamboo (which is not the species pandas eat).  As bamboo is a grass, it becomes harvestable in a matter of months, rather than the 10 years or more it takes for trees to grow.  Bamboo is also recyclable in paper recycling.

Frosted glass: All frosted glass products sold by Twoodle Co are sandblasted and not sprayed with a paint coating.  Frosted paint coatings aren’t environmentally friendly and easily scratch spoiling the product.  Twoodle Co sandblasted glass is permanent and environmentally friendly.

Ingredients

All ingredients used are from sustainable sources, free from all animal ingredients and processes and are GM-free.

Candle wax: We use Rapeseed wax that’s grown and produced locally, meaning it has a very low carbon footprint.  Rapeseed wax is created by the process of hydrogenation, which uses hydrogen gas and iron micro-particles to raise the melting point of Rapeseed oil, creating a stable and clean wax.

Why we don’t use Soy wax

We don’t use Soy wax in our candles because Soy wax is created using chemical extraction and is then bleached white.  All Soy wax comes from South American GM crops which are destroying rainforests and contaminating the food chain.

Why we don’t use Paraffin wax

Paraffin is a by-product of the oil industry and when burned, it releases toxic chemicals that have been linked to lung cancer and asthma. Most of the big candle makers still use paraffin/petroleum wax in their products and are under no obligation to tell you so. We believe this is wrong and are campaigning to change legislation.

Read the BBC article.

Ethical and Vegan

All ingredients used by us are meticulously checked to make sure they are Vegan, Kosher, cruelty-free and free from all animal and insect ingredients, extraction methods and equipment associated with animals and or insects.

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