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Carbon Emissions and the Wonderful Bear Emporium

Feb 27, 2017

At The Wonderful Bear Emporium we love the environment and we recognise that everything we do has an impact upon the environment. We are based in St Ives in Cornwall and are surrounded by a beautiful rugged coastline, and we appreciate the environment just as it is now. 

So we work hard to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment. We will be able to do better as we move forwards, but for now we are happy to report that we have calculated the CO2 emissions of our manufacturing and transportation activities, and offset these by donating money to Cool Earth in order to protect rainforest that is under threat of development.  

Areas of our operations that we have included in our CO2 calculations:

  • The manufacturing of our products, including the raw materials and emissions from the manufacturing process.
  • The impact of packaging used to protect and transport our products – primarily cardboard boxes
  • The emissions resulting from transporting our products from China to the UK – these come by sea, which is the least polluting means of transport
  • The emissions of the lorries that move our goods from the UK docks to our base in Cornwall.
  • We use DPD for most of our outbound shipping, and Interlink have a zero carbon scheme of their own for parcels within the UK 

Here is how it works - every May we calculate the CO2 emissions that we think our business will make over the next twelve months. Then we double this, just to be on the safe side, and give Cool Earth money to protect enough vulnerable rainforest to offset our calculated CO2 emissions.



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