Just Jigsaws The Green & Lean Machine

Posted by ANTHONY TROWSDALE on

Our sustainability Efforts

Since 1973 we have always dealt with local supplies and manufactures it’s hard to give a time line as we have always been lean and green.

Since 1973
• Always sourced locally
• Always employed local people
• Designs products to the timber sheets to reduce waste
• Used recycled cardboard for cartons
• Used recyclable film
• Made long lasting and durable products
• Bulk buying

1989
We moved more central to our customers which meant reducing our miles for delivery by nearly 50%

1993
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world's forests. It is an example of a market-based certification program used as a transnational environmental policy. Since that day we have always used wood with the FSC stamp

2015
We made the decision to stop using our plastic film which is recycled but comes from aboard to using a leaflet which comes from a few miles up the road, inside our sets to protect the puzzle as best we can. We’ve been ordering 5000 leaflets each year so it has ended up saving a lot of plastic.

2019
We order in a bio mass burner for the factory to heat up our unit and to use thee waste we was producing for fuel at the same time, this also meant we could get rid of the radiators and stop using the instant heater which weren’t very effective and used up a lot of electricity . This has saved over 8800 litres of waste been throw away into land fill.

2020
We made the decision to print all the warning labels and marks no the actual puzzle instead of using throw away stick labels these type of products are our most popular types of puzzles and has saved over 20000+ labels being thrown away.

2021
We brought a briguecite machine to make some wooden blocks from our paper waste and sawdust to burn which has reduced our waste once more we have estimated it has saved around 2000 litres of waste in its short time so far.

For the future

To be honest there isn’t much more we can do but thing we are considering are the following.

• Solar panels
• Reduce total waste
• More people to walk or bike to work
• Possible introduction of working from home
• Electric Vehicles