A greener planet is a cleaner planet.
We consider the environment with every decision made at Panda. Designing quality products which last, ensures fewer materials end up in landfills. Choosing environmentally friendly solutions such as bamboo & kraft paper is not a hassle. It’s at the very core of our DNA and aligns to our beliefs. To achieve a greener supply chain, we have introduced The Panda Recycle Program this gives our products a greener lifespan and is a free solution for disposal.
Because the bamboo plants extensive root network self-propagates, this means that the plant does not need replanting once harvested.
Uses Fewer Resources
Bamboo requires 1/3 the amount of water compared to cotton.
Bamboo, Oxygen & the Environment
The Bamboo plants absorb Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and release Oxygen (O2) into the atmosphere, helping to reduce greenhouse gasses. Bamboo absorbs more Carbon Dioxide and releases more Oxygen into the atmosphere in comparison to trees.
No Harmful Pesticides Required
Bamboo does not require any pesticides or fertilizers to grow.
All packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. Pulp is made from long virgin fibres of maritime pine which are not bleached, which results in minimal chemical processing. This method is what gives the paper it’s unique colour while retaining the natural wood texture.
Kraft paper is 100% biodegradable. Kraft paper decomposes naturally, returning to its natural form of cellulose fibres which can be fully assimilated back into its natural environment with no impact on the surrounding wildlife.
The kraft paper we use is a compostable material and is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil.
Recycled and Recyclable
Because our kraft paper packaging is made from 100% recycled materials it’s easily recycled. We ask that all our customers dispose of their Panda items (including packaging) safely. If you are not sure how to recycle any of our items properly, get in contact to learn about the Panda Recycle Program.
When manufacturing our packaging, we use water ink on all our kraft paper packaging. Firstly, this is a greener alternative compared to standard inking methods. Secondly, the most common form of ink is plastisol inks which contain PVC and phthalates which are harmful to the environment and require the use of dangerous solvents in the cleaning process. Because we use water-based inks which do not contain PVC or phthalates, solvents are not used to clean them.
Above all as a company, we aim to use as little plastic as possible and constantly seek alternatives which can help us reduce our ecological footprint.
When required for hygiene purposes, we use polyethylene plastic which is easier on the environment as it can be combusted and the energy from this is retrieved and reused (only carbon dioxide and pure water remains afterwards).
Bamboo can replace plastic
Instead of using plastic buttons for the 100% Bamboo Bedding Set, we use 100% bamboo wood. Above all, these are significantly better for the environment.
Low Emission Couriers
Over 95% of orders are sent using our low emission delivery partners
Therefore, inorder for us to achieve this we only work with certified low emission couriers.
- Firstly, improving the efficiency of the transport network evenmore
- Likewise by the deployment of innovative solutions, like Predict or Pickup
- Consequently an increased use of alternative fuel vehicles
Soy ink is made from soybeans. As opposed to traditional petroleum-based ink, soy-based ink is more environmentally friendly, might provide more accurate colours, and makes it easier to recycle paper.
Acid-free paper is paper that is infused in water yields a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater). It is also lignin- and sulfur-free.
Good for you.
Better for the planet.
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we can collect the item from your home for free and recycle on your behalf.
The Panda Recycle Program
The Panda Recycle Program is a free service for-all Panda customers. Done with your bamboo pillow? Chances are it still has more to give. If it’s in good shape, we’ll have the item industrially cleaned and donated to charity.
Returning your item is easy. Get in contact using the form featured below and we’ll give you a prepaid shipping label to return the item back to our facility. We will then responsibly dispose of the item.