In the spring issue of International Therapist, our Green Salon article focused on how you can make your therapy business more eco-friendly but, what about the FHT? How are we working to protect the planet?
Thanks to Sir David Attenborough’s BBC documentaries and climate activist Greta Thunberg, the public is much more aware of the devastating effects material consumption is having on our planet. We too are embracing the principles of sustainability here at the FHT…
We source your membership magazine, International Therapist, and your welcome pack from printers that have FSC ® chain of custody certification to ensure that materials are tracked from well-managed forests to the consumer. They also use efficient processes to reduce the consumption of energy and water, inks are vegetable-based and cartridges are recycled. In addition, your membership cards are made with SICOECO, which is fully degradable. SICOECO has the same technical properties, physical characteristics and printability like other PVC films but fully degrades when left in organic compost.
This is a start but there is much more to do. For example, using email rather than post, wherever possible, and sourcing an alternative to polywrap when we post International Therapist to you (although it’s widely recycled at larger supermarkets). We’re also looking at how to make our building and processes more sustainable with green energy tariffs and plastic-free packaging.
We’re pleased to be making a more conscious effort to protect the planet.