in the last two weeks i have used 100 meters of bubble wrap in order to post out orders.
it is very important to me that my parcels are beautifully wrapped in tissue and ribbons/wool/string, but it is also vital that they arrive in good condition
a huge concern is the cost of all this packaging which eats merrily in to any profit that i make
but even more of a concern is the environment
this amount of plastic bubble wrap from just one business is horrifying!
what other choices do i have?
are there earth friendly options that will not cost a fortune?
if i spend more on packaging i will have to put up my p&p prices - will this put customers off?
what do all you lovely small businesses do to overcome this problem
or are we all in this bubble wrap boat together..........
so, today i have spent hours packing parcels, ordering more stock, ordering more bubble wrap(!)
and not a lot else
of course i have hugged my cats
and walked the hounds
(the item beanie is carrying looks horrific but is in fact only seaweed!)
but nowt else!
the weekend looks good
saturday morning - post office and library
saturday afternoon - visiting our mini donkeys and discussing when they will come to live with us x
sunday afternoon - visiting a breeder of Soay sheep, hopefully to gain handy tips on sheep farming x
oh - and lots of tea drinking, scone making and parcel packing!