Ahead of Earth Day, Panda London announces Amazing Saving the Planet Journey Initiative
Homeware brand Panda London are going a step further this Earth Day
With Earth Day taking place tomorrow (22nd April), plant-powered home furnishings brand, Panda London, have announced the ‘Panda’s Saving the Planet Journey’ which will act as their new and improved environmental policy.
The bamboo bedding company have implemented a series of improvements to their manufacturing line to make their products even greener and launching the new Panda Circle of Life Initiative.
Ahead of Earth Day, we spoke to Panda London to find out more about the project.
What is the Panda Circle of Life Initiative?
“This initiative is the first of its kind in our industry and we hope to inspire other homeware brands to take on the same responsibilities for their products, long after the initial purchase. When the time comes for a customer to dispose of their Panda item, they can contact us and we will collect the item(s) from them and recycle them responsibly on their behalf, free of charge.”
“This is detrimental for us to have a fully closed-loop system where we can make it easier and cheaper for our customers to recycle their Panda products. Unfortunately, every year 14 million duvets, pillows and mattress toppers end up in UK landfills. This needs to stop as there are much better ways to dispose of these items.”
What do you do with items returned back to Panda London?
“We have partnered up with several charities who will accept our products after they have been industrially cleaned by our specialist team. If the item is suitable for donation, we will donate them to charities such as the Crisis Charity.”
“If the item is not suitable for donation, we have them sent to manufacturing facilities where the materials can be repurposed and made into new products such as sofas, bus chairs and dog beds.”
What else is new?
“Dyes used for our products (avitera SE): Although it may seem like a small detail, but this change in the type of dyes used for our bedding products. We now use AVITERA® SE dyes that are poly-reactive dyes that ensure rapid and very high exhaustion for bamboo fibers. This process uses 50 per cent less water, 40 per cent less CO2 emitted and tires in half the time compared to conventional dyes.”
“All Panda products are now-vegan friendly: We set ourselves the goal to be completely vegan friendly by 2025. We achieved that goal in December 2020.”
“OneTribe Partnership: We’ve partnered up with OneTribe to help safeguard existing rainforests. For every person that joins our mailing list, we protect 25 trees. So far we’ve helped to protect 66,000 trees in just under two months. We aim to reach one million trees by the end of 2023.”
“No Plane Policy: We import all of our products by sea, keeping our carbon emissions at one-tenth of that they would be air.”
“Carbon Neutral Couriers now complete 95 per cent of our deliveries in the UK and mainland Europe.”
With issues like climate change threatening the survival of the planet, Earth Day initiatives like Panda London’s show that everyone can do their bit. We hope that more companies announce policies and projects that will support environmental protection, and put planet above profit.