Heirlooms Environmental Policy
Here at Heirlooms, we recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond the usual legal and statutory requirements of a business.
We remain committed to reducing our impact on the environment. Here are the measures we take to ensure we continue to do that.
- Our carrier bags are made from 100% reuseable and recyclable paper or cardboard
- The laminate on our gift bags is biodegradable, as are our gift bags themselves
- We recycle 100% of our waste, including the plastic resealable bags used by our suppliers
- We limit the amount of single use paper products we use
- Our jewellery boxes are made from recycled cardboard
- The leather gift boxes are British, made from wood and recyclable card so they are built to last
- All the envelopes we use for posting mail or jewellery are recycled from mail we have already received
- All but one of our jewellery suppliers are British which means we are reducing emissions in the way the products are transported to us
- We use recycled metals in our jewellery repairs where possible and appropriate
- We recycle all of our watch and clock batteries
- We limit the use of chemical based jewellery and household cleaning products, switching to more environmentally sustainable products instead.
- Every one of the workshops we use – watch, clock and goldsmith – are within a 20- mile radius of our shop in Wareham
- We have replaced all the light bulbs in the shop to the energy efficient type
- The furniture in our office and shop is all antique or secondhand including our jewellery display cabinets and office desks.
- Our jewellery display stands in the window and cabinets are all secondhand and have been recovered to give them a fresh look.
And finally, what could be more environmentally-friendly than a piece of antique jewellery?
Not only is an antique piece a lovely gift for someone but it’s the ultimate in recycling! It’s something that can be kept and that can be passed down through the generations. It’s not a fad that will eventually be thrown away. It’s something that you know is going to last, grow in value and still be here in a hundred years time. And that has to be good for the environment!