​Earth Day -  How Wares supports Earth Day

​Earth Day - How Wares supports Earth Day

Posted by The Wares Team on 19th Apr 2024

Did you know that Earth Day falls on 22nd April? Perhaps you've never heard of this important awareness-raising day and initiative. We'll cover what you need to know in this blog.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is a special day designed to raise awareness about environmental issues and to engage the global community in vital work to protect the planet. Driven by this day has been held annually since the 1970s with the mission of educating, diversifying and activating the world's environmental protection movement.

This year's focus is on plastics and a drive to slash plastics production by 60% by 2040. is educating the public on the dangers of plastics and the damage that they do to the planet and fragile ecosystems. You can find out more about Earth Day here:

How Wares of Knutsford supports Earth Day

At Wares of Knutsford, we are big supporters of Earth Day and it ties in so closely with everything that we stand for. Ever since our business first launched, we have been passionate advocates of plastic reduction in the home and the use of clean, chemical-free and more environmentally friendly glass products, including glass jars and glass bottles. We know that glass is far more earth friendly than plastic, and its benefits really stack up for our customers. For example:

Glass is eco friendly as it doesn't contain damaging microparticle plastics that leech into the waterways, into food production and into the soil.
- Glass is infinitely recyclable, making it far more earth friendly than plastic.
- Glass is free from chemicals, unlike plastics, which means it doesn't release unwanted compounds into stored food and drink.
- Glass is also cost-effective and looks great. Glass bottles and glass jars are inexpensive and can last for years with care. They are also incredibly versatile!

The Wares of Knutsford Environment Supporting Values

At Wares, we also look for ways to support the planet and boost sustainability in every aspect of our business. For example, these are some of the measures we take:

1. No plastics in customer orders
We work hard to make sure that no plastic components or wrap can be found in our customer's orders and this as a fundamental starting point that ensures every product we sell, and the way it's packed and presented, is designed to be environmentally friendly. We don't use shrink wrap, plastic labels or plastic protective wrapping, for example.

2. We sell Biopack
We're proud to sell Biopack as a means of reducing plastic in food packaging. Biopack is an innovative compostable takeaway packaging product which is made from plants. All Biopak food and drink takeaway products can biodegrade into compost in as little as 12 weeks, making them a truly sustainable and circular product that can positively feed into the ecosystem by boosting soil quality and removing plastics from the food industry. 

3. We Sell Vegware
We also sell Vegware products, another range of compostable packaging solutions for food production and service industries. Again, they are made from fully biodegradable food products, which simply break down into compost after use, protecting the environment and keeping damaging chemicals and plastics out of the ecosystem. We constantly update our ranges of these products, so keep an eye on the website for the latest Vegware food packing and service products, all at great prices and with fast delivery!

4. We sell predominantly glass
Of course, our main product at Wares of Knutsford is glassware, and you'll find a huge range of glass bottles and glass jars, with brands, product types and different glassware sizes to suit every need. Whether you're looking for glass jars for a jam-making project or mini glass bottles to make your own wedding favours, you'll love our huge range, which we constantly update with new products at the most competitive prices. We really are the first choice for glass products, and we offer great prices on fast delivery too.

5. We always add eco-friendly products to our range. Yes, we predominantly sell glassware and compostable food packaging, but you'll also find plenty of other eco friendly products for the home. For example, we sell wicker baskets, beeswax wrap and cardboard tags and decorative wrapping. We're always looking for exciting products that are eco-friendly and designed to last, representing superb value for money and respecting the planet. We know our customers are just as passionate about the environment as we are, so we work hard to promote the benefits of the non-plastic home.

Find out more

There are plenty of ways to support Earth Day, from educating yourself and your family to making more conscious choices about the products that we use in the home. Why not find out more by visiting the Earth Day website today and explore the latest range of eco-friendly home products at Wares of Knutsford!