Excess plastic is ruining everything – our oceans, our eco-system, our bodies. You’re eating microplastics you know, imagine that? It’s clinging to your fish and chips, and we’re going to put a stop to it. Our aim is to make all of our products fully plastic-free. We’re getting there, but it takes time and a lot of creativity, so (panda) bear with us.
Here at The Cheeky Panda, we’re striving to make the world a better, greener place. How do we do that, you ask? Well, it’s all here, in black and white. Just like your favourite panda, Colin. See what we did there? Plenty more where that came from.
Going Plastic Free
Reducing Deforestation, Saving Trees
Go outside and look at a tree. Go on, do it now. We’ll know if you don’t. Now imagine chopping that lovely tree down, turning it into something you wipe with and flushing it. That’s what we’re doing right now, but on a massive scale - 27,000 times per day to be exact. Luckily, bamboo grows super-fast AND it doesn’t mind being made into loo roll. So, we’ll stick to making our products from that, thank you very much. Now, we’re off to go read under a Willow.
Improving Animal Welfare
We never have, and never will, test on animals. That’s pretty much it for this commitment, straight to the point.
Oh! And the bamboo we use isn’t taken from the mouths of hungry pandas. So don’t worry about that, either. We love our furry (and non-furry) friends.
Promoting Sustainable Sources
Bamboo, if you didn’t know, grows 30x faster, absorbs 35% more carbon and produces 30% more oxygen than trees. Our bamboo is sustainably sourced in South East Asia and, because there is so much of it, it would usually go to waste. However, we put a stop to that shameful wastage, and now it’s used to wipe bums across the world!
Balancing our Carbon
Currently, the carbon emitted by our production and shipment process is offset by our donations to the World Land Trust, which helps maintain the rainforest and all the amazing animals within it. All of those extra trees we save help balance the amount of carbon released by our processes. Clever, huh? We’re all about give and take.
Using Natural Ingredients
If you’re ever lucky enough to visit the place where we make our bamboo (it’s like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory, except there’s 100% more bamboo and 99% less chocolate), you’ll notice that we don’t use any chemical nasties to make our products. Bamboo doesn’t need fertilisers or pesticides, and our baby/anti bac wipes contain only natural ingredients. Take THAT, chemicals.
Prioritising Employee Welfare
Take it from the copy guy writing these commitments – The Cheeky Panda looks after their employees. We’re committed to making sure our staff are well-supported, as well as helping them improve in their role with training and advice. We fully believe in having fun, while getting stuff done. It’s our mantra (except there’s a swear word in there, somewhere).