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Sustainability and Reducing Waste
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Sustainability and the environment is important to us at Coast Candle Co. We believe that everyone has a duty of responsibility towards the future of our planet and we must all play our part in reducing waste and plastics and encouraging recycling / re-purposing wherever possible. Coast Candle Co. is committed to implementing positive change wherever we can and we thought we’d share our practices so far:

PACKAGING:

Our eco-friendly, vegan-friendly boxes in which our luxury candles are packaged, are biodegradable and sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forests. The FSC are an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.

The printing on our packaging is done using vegetable-based inks.

When we post our beautiful products to you, we use outer packaging which is made from 75% recycled fibres and is also 100% recyclable. We also use biodegradable loose fill and are currently working to replace our existing bubble wrap with new 50% recycled bubble wrap, continuing to do our bit to reduce waste. We always recycle any packaging (e.g. bubble wrap, loose fill, sealed air packaging) that comes in to us, therefore ensuring we continue to re-use as much as possible. When we prepare our gift sets and hampers (even our hampers are responsibly sourced and grown sustainably), we use recycled shredded paper.

And simply by using glass as our preferred container for our candles, which is infinitely recyclable, we are still doing that little bit more towards reducing excessive waste.

WOODEN WICKS & COTTON WICKS

For our cotton wick candles (Rockpool, tealights and for workshops where you make your own), we use a fantastic candle wick, made completely from natural, unbleached fibres.

Our wooden wicks are made from rosewood and are completely non-toxic, organic, eco-friendly and sustainable.

WAX

All of our candles and wax melts are produced using our own blend of waxes, which includes vegetable oils, rapeseed oil and coconut oil. 

Rapeseed oil candle wax is produced from UK and EU GM (genetically modified) free crops. Rapeseed wax comes from the oil that is harvested from the plant; it is a bright yellow flowering plant which comes from the same family as mustard, broccoli or cabbage, that is both sustainable, renewable and has a reduced carbon footprint. There are no issues of intensive farming or GMO presence.

Coconut Wax is a soft creamy white colour and is the eco-friendly choice. Harvesting the oil is an organic process with coconuts themselves being a sustainable high yield crop.

We do not test on animals.

OILS

We use a combination of pure essential oils and fragrance oils to create our favourite scents, most of which are manufactured here in the UK.

Our fragrance oils are IFRA & EU compliant, PARABEN free and VEGAN friendly and do not contain any animal derivatives.

REFILLS

In a bid to reduce waste, we have been offering a refill service for our candles and reed diffusers since 2014. Why get rid of your glass or your bottles when you can refill? We also offer a bespoke refill service, where you can refill any vessel you may wish to fill with wax (as long as it’s suitable for wax products).

Up until now, we have only been able to offer candle refills if you bring the glass back to us in store, but we can now send you refills by post! So if you’re not able to visit the shop with your glass, we can now send you all you need, to do a quick and easy refill at home! Watch our video to find out more. Our stand-up pouches are 100% recyclable and can be deposited in your standard recycling facility.

To add another option to our reed refills, we are excited to announce that you can also purchase these in a spout pouch to cut down on plastics (although the bottles that we currently use for reed refills are fully recyclable and at least 10% of the materials used to make them, have been previously recycled). Our pouch refills are available in 250ml or 1 litre sizes, giving you more value for money! These pouches are also recyclable.