Packaging & Environmental Policy
Packaging & Environment Policy
Since the recent change in ownership at Mr Lapel, we have committed to phasing out - and never restocking - all leather products, and are currently in the process of reducing our use of plastic packaging, too.
Unlike other brands, who virtue-signal on recycling and plastic waste, we try our hardest to reduce, re-use and recycle.
For instance, we asked our suppliers to stop wrapping individual items in plastic in future - and they now wrap our more delicate items in individual sheets of toilet paper before shipping them to us.
Likewise, if we receive any items wrapped in bubble wrap or other protective packaging, we don't bin it, we save it - and we re-use it to post out your order.
What packaging we do buy is not plastic, but card and tissue paper; it's not only more luxurious, but is not going to choke a turtle if it does ever end up in the ocean.
Meanwhile, we try to post all our items in paper envelopes where possible, and only send larger orders, and orders outside Europe, in plastic envelopes.
We did try to switch to non-plastic alternatives, but we're only human here at Mr Lapel, and regret to admit that we fell foul of marketing/green spin and ended up buying a job-lot of 'biodegradable' plastic envelopes by mistake; we thought "biodegradable" meant they were made from non-plastic, plant fibres rather than plastic that breaks down more easily. Needless to say, we will try to buy the plant-based alternatives properly, once we come to restock again!
Likewise, we'll continue to work with our suppliers to try to phase out as much single-use plastic the items come in as we replace our old stock for new.
So do please excuse any plastic for the time being - and do, please, help us feel slightly less guilty by reusing any plastic we do send yourselves.