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Environmental Policy

TheWhiskyBarrel.com Environmental Policy

The Whisky Barrel online whisky shop is one of Scotland’s leading retailers of Scotch & World Whiskies. Scotland is at the forefront of international environmental enterprise. With this, the company and its staff are committed to minimising the environmental impact of their procedures.

As an e-commerce enterprise The Whisky Barrel have a specific priority in ensuring materials used in packaging, which is the company’s main function, are kept to a minimum or zero waste level. This also ensures that shipment weight is minimised reducing the consignment CO2 footprint.

The company frequently reviews its processes to ensure a minimum standard of environmental management is upheld and maintain strict standards similar to the Scotch Whiskey industry.

All products are packaged in a manner that ensures safe and secure shipping to the consumer with minimum waste. In order to achieve minimum or zero packaging waste, the company persue the following procedures:

> Our commitment to consignment packaging: 100% Reuse or Recycle

> Where appropriate, incoming supplier packaging is reused to transit customer orders. Packaging which is deemed non-wholly reusable is shredded and reused as filling materials.

> The Whisky Barrel sources local, Scottish suppliers wherever feasible reducing the companies CO2 footprint.

> Where any packaging materials are not fit for purpose at all, we ensure they are sent to a authorized recycling facility.

> The Whisky Barrel is committed to reducing the use of plastic packaging to a minimum, where plastics are used these are biodegradables.

> All staff are encouraged to use sustainable means of transport including public transport.

> The firms distribution warehouse and offices meet all requirements for energy efficiency, including heat retention and heat loss.

> All staff are encouraged to follow basic sustainable practices within the work place, such as the use of lights and water.