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WHSmith new web hub for eco products

Tue 09 Feb 2021 | 03:33 pm GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

The new web page on the WHSmith website highlights all the eco products

New home page on WHSmith website will share all things eco-related, from its improvements in packaging options to products and the company’s journey to creating a more sustainable, better business. WHSmith has increased the variety of eco products and brands it sells online to include lunch boxes made from rice husk, a new range of recycled wrapping paper and fashionable stationery made using more recycled materials and natural fibres such as cornstarch, wheat straw, cork and vegetable based ink. The Eco-Products home page also outlines WHSmith’s commitment to sustainability including: - Net zero by the end of 2040 - Reducing single plastic use - No unnecessary packaging - No plastic glitter on products by the end of 2021 There’s a spotlight on packaging with the website stating: “we’re working hard to reduce single-use plastic across our business and reduce the environmental impact of our own-brand products. This includes removing packaging where possible or switching to better environmental options.” WHSmith has already removed cellophane wrapping from its greetings cards, and has updated its e-commerce packaging. The cardboard cartons are 100% recyclable (including the tape) and they’re all made from at least 70% recycled content.
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