Environmental Policy

Family Designs Environmental Policy

Version 1.

Prepared July 2018

Next review July 2020

This Environmental Policy describes how we try to take responsibility for any impact we may have on the environment. As well as using material from a sustainable source, we go the extra mile to stay green.

We print FSC accredited board. This means the paper we use is certified to come from a sustainable source. Find out more at www.fsc-uk.org


We adopted zero to landfill approach whereby everything in our studo is separated, sorted and recycled wherever possible. We separate printed and plain waste paper, metal and plastic wrap to allow for easier recycling.


We do not use glitter, flitter, metal or plastic stickers on our designs because this makes them un-recyclable. We have a very small number of designs that incorporate foiling.


We spread the word about the recycling and importance of corporate social responsibility:


Recycling process – Paper (video) https://partners.wrap.org.uk/assets/9541/

Guide to recycling greeting cards https://www.keeptruckeegreen.org/guide/greeting-cards/

About impact of flitter and glitter on the environment, https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/glitter-why-its-not-so-glitzy-environment/

Social norms and recycling behaviours http://www.wrap.org.uk/blog/2018/06/social-norms-next-step-improving-recycling-behaviours

Ideas for Christmas wrapping paper recycling https://www.cleanipedia.com/gb/sustainability/can-you-recycle-christmas-wrapping-paper