Environment and Sustainability
We are well aware that our bikes don’t run on buttermilk, and the parts we sell are not made from daisies. But – we thought – there must be ways to keep the production of waste to a minimum.
No-one wants dinged partsThat’s why we take great care to put enough filling around them to keep them safe on their journey from our warehouse to your doorstep. In 1994 we started using flakes made from bio-degradable cornstarch. Unfortunately, they looked exactly like the plastic chips they replaced, which led to some awkward situations with self appointed anti waste warriors.
So we switched to FSC certified paper with a high recycling content, which we crumple nicely with a little machine. Our, sorry, your parts love it for its good protective properties.
The non-recycling part of the paper we grow in our own little forest, see further down. This way, we produce our own renewable resources, complete with natural CO2 capture.
The best way to recycle this wrapping material is via the paper recycling bin, thus keeping it in the recycling loop and saving even more resources.
Our shipping boxes also are made from recycled paper. The outermost layer is unbleached, water repellent special paper (with a 20% recycling percentage, so not all bad) – to protect our, sorry, your parts, should it rain when the postman comes round.