Waste Packaging - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
At Bravissimo we are committed to acting responsibly, which includes limiting the impact on the environment of packaging we send to you when you order from us.
We know there's so much information out there about recycling so in this section we've tried to pull together a simple guide to packaging symbols and recycling facilities. You will also find links to the national waste strategies that are underpinned by the waste hierarchy principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Your Guide to:
1. Packaging symbols
There are many symbols that you might come across so below are the main icons you may find on packaging you receive to help you decide what you can recycle.
Main Packaging Symbols
Plastic Packaging Symbols
Paper Packaging symbols
2. Recycling Facilities
Where can I recycle packaging waste? Most councils provide a weekly or bi-weekly collection for recycling a variety of packaging waste. Refer to your local council websites for further details on what type of waste can be recycled in your area.
3. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
There are three ways we can work together to limit waste packaging.
We remove unnecessary packaging from individual items before we pack your parcel to reduce how much packaging we send you, which you may find easier to reuse.
Place your order over the phone or online and if all your items are not available right away we can arrange to have your entire order shipped to you in one parcel rather than in separate parcels as they become available.
Shipping boxes can make great storage boxes or can be reused for sending personal parcels. Place your order over the phone or online and we can ship your order in an unbranded box.
The majority of the packaging we send you is paper and cardboard so we hope you find this easy to recycle using your local council services.
4. UK National Waste Strategies
England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland have each developed a National Waste Strategy which outlines how the UK plans to deal with the increasing amount of waste that has been produced year on year.
For Scotland, see the Scottish Government's Zero Waste Plan 2010.
For Wales, see the Overarching Waste Strategy Document for Wales June 2010.
For Northern Ireland, see the Northern Ireland Waste Management Strategy 2006 - 2020.
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