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I will be replacing that offer on MushBuddies and SporeBuddies with a new 15% off all Mushroom Kits and pre-sterilised substrates for the rest of June/July. Please use the coupon code from the subscriber email to get 15% off.
Why? Because we have something to celebrate. Please read on....
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From the 14th March 2021.
All of the Electrical Energy used at MushBuddies and SporeBuddies.com has been generated by the wind.
Large commercial off shore Wind farms provide clean and local renewable energy for the whole of the south coast. Off-shore wind farms provide a great oppertunity to harness the power of nature and turn the kinetic energy of the wind into a rotational force which in turn spins an electrical generator. The wind turbines are placed out at sea because without any hills or buildings to slow the wind. The turbine blades can work at optimum efficiency.
In recent years, renewable energy has become more affordable too, so we save a lot of money at 13p per kwh while feeling good about our electrical usage.
Renewable energy is not just limited to business. Many companies are now able to supply rewable energy sources to your home too. Business or home, ask your energy supplier for renewable options today and help turn the tide into a flood.
Look for this logo on your mycopots to be sure the plastic in hand is Polypropylene.
This is probably the most used consumable from the mycology lab: Polystyrene petri dishes.
No need to dismantle or deconstruct any electrical items, your local recycling centre will assist.
All of our unicorn mushroom grow bags:= Polypropylene.
All our Dutch style grain mycoboxes and open air agar pots:= Polypropylene.
All of our Syringes and packaging:= Polypropylene and paper.
Jar lids, alcohol lamps and needles := steel, stainless steel, glass and cotton.
Injection ports, self-healing injection ports and filter patches:= Butryl Rubber and again... Polypropylene.
Growbuddie60 and the new GrowBuddie40...... Thats right, Polypropylene.
What about electrical items....?
All of the electrical items purchased from our stores contain valuable copper and other metals that will be reused to make new electrical items, so please recycle these also.
I had thought that the only two products that were not recyclable were latex gloves and polystyrene petri dishes but it turns out that clean latex is fully recyclable and so is polystyrene. Wow used but clean, latex gloves can also be fully composted. Nice....
You will find that almost all of the items you throw in your bin can either be recycled or re-used. Check for the recyclable symbols or find a second use for them. For more information, click the link below to...
All of our brown cardboard boxes are made from recyclable materials anyways and with bubble wrap being swapped for packing paper almost a year ago today (23/06/2020), it seemed only right to complete the set by using Water activated Gum KRAFT packing tape to fully complete our goal.
The tape takes some getting used to but looks fantastic, is fully biodegradable and perfect for the compost pile.
Do we have a cardboard recycler? No, not yet!! We want you and other uk mushroom companies to beat us to it and join the psychedelic recycle train.
From now on..
Everything that you buy from SporeBuddies.com and everything you receive in your package will be recyclable. Wash it out and put it in the green bin if you do not have a use for it.
Let's all do our bit and save the world for as long as we can!
Mark and the Team.
Did you know that producing 100,000 sheets of paper from new sources requires over 8 trees and almost 2,000kWh of energy?
It has a carbon footprint of 6,000kg (from energy required to create the paper and dispose of it in landfill). Paper can, on average, be recycled seven times. It’s much more energy efficient to create new paper from recycled sources than to create it from scratch. A ‘life-cycle carbon footprint’ looks at the total amount of energy required to produce, recycle and dispose of paper throughout its useable life.
The same amount of paper recycled seven times, has a life-cycle carbon footprint of 3,200kg (from the amount of energy required to create the paper, recycle it seven times and then dispose of it in landfill).
That’s a 47% saving by using recycled paper alone!
I am working all alone so please bear with me!