Wholism can be defined as an idea that different parts of a whole are interconnected and cannot be understood in isolation. This concept is fundamental to the practice of Herbal Medicine. Our commitment to finding balance in health and wellbeing extends from each of us as individuals to our community and to our environment. At the Wellington Apothecary we are committed to sustainability. We invite your support and collaboration in finding ways to reduce our environmental footprint.
We choose our herbal teas and plants extracts from certified organic sources wherever possible. All of our herbal teas are grown organically. Organic ingredients in our skincare are clearly labeled on our packaging. We are committed to transparency regarding the country of origin of ingredients. This helps us to ensure that we are not contributing to issues such as over harvesting or exploitation and can feel confident that our ingredients are ethically sourced.
REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
We are in the process of becoming a certified carbon neutral business. This means that our environmental impact is independently assessed and offset and we are advised in more ways to reduce the carbon emissions associated with our business.
environmentally friendly packaging
Our herbal teas are packaged in natural paper bags that are 100% biodegradable and compostable once the tin tie and label are removed. We are currently experimenting with more environmentally friendly label options. Our skincare is packaged in glass that is fully recyclable and reusable. We are in the process of moving to aluminium lids and caps on our vessels as an alternative to plastic. Aluminium is 100% recyclable and does not degrade during recycling as plastic does. Although we do still offer plastic pumps we are currently looking into a new recycling initiative for this difficult to recycle plastic.
refill & reuse
We can refill your essential oils, carrier oils, hydrosols and herbal teas in store. We offer a $1 discount for refilling your bottles. We are considering ways to refill the rest of our skincare range but are currently unable to do so. You can return your clean vessels to our bottle bank for others to reuse and you are invited to use the bottle bank for your home creations.
THE LITTLE THINGS
In the day to day running of our space we aim to reduce waste as much as possible. We use biodegradable gloves, tissues and eco friendly cleaning products. We compost green waste, recycle paper, plastic and glass and aim to be paper free wherever possible.