Sustainability
RECYCLING

As part of our commitment to sustainability and responsible practices we have introduced Wildsmith Return and Recycle. Customers can return their empty Wildsmith products so that we can recycle them using the most responsible methods possible. A simple postage paid sticker is sent out with all our web orders and is available at point of sale in stores. You can also download it and print it here.

COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING

Mycelium is the vegetative root structure of a mushroom; an organic material which is grown around a mould and forms a custom-sized, secure structure.

To make the product stronger, locally sourced agricultural waste such as corn and barley husks are added to the mycelium. The final packaging quite literally grows around its mould in a matter of days and when it heated to prevent any further growth. As an entirely natural product grown in soil, mycelium will decompose as any organic product will, causing absolutely no harm to the environment. It can be added to a home compost, ‘replanted’ in your garden or disposed of in a compostable recycling bin.

Unlike biodegradable plastics,there is no risk of potentially harmful micro-particles entering the soil or sea – mycelium simply breaks down without a trace

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

We predominantly use glass and aluminium for our packaging, both of which can be endlessly recycled without losing their quality. Both materials are widely recycled meaning that our consumers should find it easy to recycle them in their local area. The paper that we use is fully recyclable in local recycling facilities and can be disposed of alongside your day to day household recycling.