When we were first ever discussing the idea of the Home County Candle Co. and the inspirations behind each of our scents, it struck us how often we were talking about “how beautiful it is here” or “how many amazing bluebells there are there”. Whilst in our personal lives we’re careful to recycle what we can, it became immediately clear that if we were to start a business, and especially a manufacturing business, it would be immensely important for our operations to have as little impact on the beautiful places that had inspired us as possible. Of course we know that there is always more that can be done, and that sustainability is a journey, but we just wanted to share the ways that we try to reduce our environmental footprint as much as we can…
The boxes we use for our candles are made from virgin pulp, which comes from FSC sustainable forests, and are 100% recyclable.
Any waste card or paper generated from their box making division gets passed on to local schools, who use these items in their art & craft lessons. Why not do the same and reuse our boxes for your own craft boxes, rather than putting them in the recycling bin straight away?
All of our gift boxes, gift tags and brown carrier bags are made using natural kraft derived from softwood timber pulp from Scandinavian and Northern European managed forest plantations, where far more trees are planted than harvested.
The twine used for each of our candle and gift boxes is natural jute twine, which is biodegradable.