Teddy Bear Making Kits and Our Environmental Footprint
Make my Bear provide teddy making bear kits and our environmental footprint is very important to us. At Make my Bear we strive to be as environmentally responsible as we can. We use products that have been recycled or that can be re-used wherever possible.
Teddy bear making kits - stuffing
We source beautifully soft fill to stuff the toys. This fill is 100% recycled and it is made from discarded plastic water bottles. I really like to think that we are removing them from landfill.
The fibre fill performs exactly like a high-grade polyester fill. Instead of being made from virgin chemicals, the fibre is derived from recycled water bottles. It is hypoallergenic and you can hand wash it and line dry it.
Teddy bear making kits - carry home bags
Make my Bear uses re-usable bags as our party/take home bags. You can use these bags as swimming or library bags. We ensure the bags we source are made from at least 30% recycled material.
Other steps we have taken
We host our web site on a carbon neutral platform.
We actively encourage our suppliers to cut down on unnecessary packing materials. When sending our products we avoid excessive packaging materials and try and keep plastic at a minimum.
I believe if we all do our little bit the planet will be a better place. Something to think about – taken from the World Wide Fund for Nature website http://www.wwf.org.au/ In Australia, we consume more than three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources. If we continue these consumption patterns, we will face an ecological overshoot that will have far-reaching future consequences for people and nature. Australians have one of the largest environmental footprints per capita in the world, requiring 6.8 global hectares per person. If all people consumed the Earth’s resources the way that we do in Australia, it would take the resources of more than three Earths to support us.