Environmental Policy

vintage and antiques sustainable practices

Our commitment to sustainability and the environment

At vintage-and-antiques.co.uk, we specialise in offering unique and timeless vintage china and antique china that have been previously used and have stood the test of time. We believe that reusing and repurposing these beautiful pieces of china is not only a responsible and sustainable practice, but also adds character and charm to any home. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices in every aspect of our operations.

Reusing packaging

As part of our environmental policy, we are committed to reducing waste and promoting recycling, which is why 90% of the packaging we use to ship your orders has been used before. We understand that shipping fragile items such as vintage and antique china requires protective packaging, but we ensure that the packaging we use is as environmentally friendly as it can be, and most of it can be easily reused or recycled.

Our packaging is designed to protect the items during transit. By reusing packaging materials from other companies, we can significantly reduce waste and contribute to a sustainable future. We believe that every effort counts, no matter how small it may seem, and we are committed to doing our part to protect the environment. We understand that many companies use excessive packaging materials, which can contribute to waste and harm the environment. By reusing packaging materials from other companies, we can reduce waste and promote a circular economy. This not only reduces waste but also minimises the resources required to produce new packaging materials. This practice of reusing wherever possible is consistent with our commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship.

What sort of packaging do you reuse?

We carefully inspect the packaging materials we receive from other companies and reuse those that meet our requirements . For example, we may reuse cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper and packing materials from other companies that are still in good condition, and can be repurposed for shipping our vintage and antique china. As well as helping the environment, our policy to reuse packaging materials from other companies also saves us money on packaging materials. We then pass this cost saving onto our customers, and is just one of the many ways we are committed to reducing waste and promoting sustainability in our operations. We believe that every effort counts and are always looking for new ways to minimise our environmental impact.

Energy efficiency:

We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and promoting energy efficiency by using low-energy LED lighting, energy-efficient office equipment and appliances, and encouraging remote work to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations. 

Waste reduction:

We are committed to reducing waste and promoting recycling by minimizing paper usage, and encouraging customers to recycle packaging materials where possible.


We are committed to reducing our transportation emissions by minimising deliveries and shipments to once daily.

Education and awareness:

We are committed to educating our staff and customers about environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices. We will also regularly review our environmental policy and seek to continuously improve our sustainability efforts.

In summary, vintage-and-antiques.co.uk is committed to promoting sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. We achieve this by offering vintage and antique china pieces that have stood the test of time and by reusing packaging materials. Our efforts towards sustainability are not just about reducing waste but also ensuring that we preserve the beauty of vintage and antique items for future generations.

Environmental Policy for Vintage And Antiques last reviewed and updated 18/4/23