CREATED IN THE ANTARCTIC...
As a former Parachute Regiment officer, I was fortunate enough to spend a period of time in the Antarctic supporting the conservation efforts of some of the world’s most endangered species. I saw first-hand how human choices can negatively impact the planet and surrounding eco-systems.
Of particular note was the impact of climate change on glacial land masses, and how the expansion of humanity and our hunger for resources is pushing many species to extinction at an unprecedented rate. It was here, in the snow covered landscape of the Antarctic, that the thought of creating Green Bee entered my mind.
As a result, when leaving the forces many year's later, I vowed to use my time to drive sustainable change. I started creating innovations that replaced single-use plastics, while concurrently educating people about the wonders of our planet and the importance of environmental preservation. Green Bee had eventually become a reality.
We're essentially a zero-waste store that's driving sustainable change for the sake of the generations that follow. Our mission is to rid the planet of single-use plastics and mass consumables by providing the finest artisinal alternatives offered at a fair price.
It's a sobering reality that industry creates around 300 million tonnes of plastic every year, 8 million of which ends up in the ocean. Plastic takes hundreds of years to break down - along the way it leaches harmful toxins and fractures into smaller pieces called micro-plastics which wreak havoc on the surrounding eco-systems. Sadly, while previous generations have put it there, the generations that follow will foot the bill.
To fulfil our mission, Green Bee prides itself on an extensive network of UK and global artisan partnerships that are all empowered to deliver the highest quality goods in a fair and ethical manner - always while helping communities to thrive along the way.
Our guiding values are simple: preserve the environment, treat fairly, transform lives, be unique.
In 2020 Green Bee's flagship product, the reusable beeswax food wrap was created to try and negate some of the 745,000 miles of clingfilm used in the UK every year. After 14 months of initial development, they not only look good, but they keep your food much fresher than clingfilm, while being reusable and 100% biodegradable.
We’ve received some amazing feedback from our customers and picked up some awards along the way which has really bolstered our passion to grow and deliver further exciting projects to support our environment with your help.
Do check out what we've got on offer, it'd be great to have you onboard. Remember, small changes really do have a big impact.
Naming our brand
Some of the reasons for naming our business Green Bee™️ are more obvious than others. We thought we'd take a few moments to share some of the motivations around the naming of our brand.