What is Planet Friendly Firewood?
We know the industry is full of greenwashing so we want to be clear with what we mean by 'planet friendly firewood'
We're passionate about the planet. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and it's the reason Love Logs was born!
Like you, we were horrified every time our firewood turned up either in plastic nets, or on a pallet bound in plastic wrap and knew we needed to do it differently. We wanted to offer a firewood solution that didn't involve us throwing away unnecessary plastic every time we stocked up on firewood.
However just being plastic-free isn't enough, we want to be sure that everything we do is as sustainable and socially responsible as it can be. Here are some of the ways we make sure our firewood is planet friendly.
We source our firewood exclusively from sustainable British woodland
Many UK log companies offer cheaper imported Eastern European firewood that travels over 1,000 miles to get to you. By only offering British firewood, we minimise road miles and reduce carbon emissions.
Sustainable forests are managed to simulate natural patterns of disturbance and regeneration, so carefully selected trees are removed for firewood to create temporary gaps in the canopy that benefit the forest wildlife. Replacement trees are planted which balance out the carbon dioxide released by burning the felled trees, making the practice carbon neutral.
High quality firewood emits less pollutants
All of our firewood is guaranteed to contain less than 20% moisture content. Logs with low moisture content produce fewer particulate emissions and other pollutants when compared to wetter logs, and they also produce more heat and burn longer so you can use fewer logs.
All of our logs are dried in biomass fuelled kilns - sustainable fuel producing sustainable fuel!
We don't use plastic. At all. Ever!
We choose to ship in 100% recyclable cardboard boxes and use only paper tape to seal them.
We work with all of our suppliers to minimise and, where possible, totally remove any plastic within the supply chain.
We plant a tree for every order
We partner with Eden Reforestation Projects, a registered charity that runs tree planting initiatives around the world.
Eden Reforestation Projects take a holistic approach, training locals to plant trees, creating jobs and reducing poverty in areas affected by deforestation.
You can read more about Eden Reforestation Projects here.
For the entire month of July and the whole of Black Friday week, we also made a donation for each order to Plastic Bank to remove the equivalent of 10 plastic bottles from the ocean.
You can read more about Plastic Bank here