Wherever possible we aim to minimise our impact environmentally.We recycle all packaging - for example in over 12 years we have never bought any bubble wrap, we simply reuse the packaging sent to us by suppliers, or use shredded paper. Our cardboard boxes are recycled, often by members of www.freecycle.org a useful place for recycling your unwanted items. However due to the volume of orders and in order to protect your goods we do have to buy in new plastic pouches for sending out goods, and for these we have chosen an environmentally friendly bag made with a high biodegradable content. For paper we use recycled or more usually an FSC approved paper where the central core of the paper is recyled, sandwiched between two layers of paper from FSC appoved wood sorces, this minimises the use of water and bleach in preparing a suitable surface for print and the fresh paper is from a properly managed wood source. Most of our printing is using solid ink (Xerox Phaser 8550 printer), this minimises waste as the ink is supplied in solid blocks in paper cartons that is recycled, we also use a laser printer and recyled cartirdges (Viking own brand) which are sent for recycling once used. We maintan 2 acres of grass meadow and one acre of bluebell woodland to offset our carbon usage, and have 4kw solar panel system on the roof, which generates more electricity than we use.