Project Plastic Free
From 1st July 2021, Glyde Golf aims to be the first online, multi-brand golf retailer in the UK to remove all* single-use plastic from its packaging, enabling a more environmentally friendly shopping experience. This is a one-year trial for website orders, with the aim to rollout on eBay and Amazon orders in the near future.
Your products will either be shipped in:
a kraft paper mailing bag with a degradable adhesive postage label.
a paper cardboard box, sealed by reinforced gummed paper tape, with a degradable adhesive postage label.
All packaging is 100% recyclable.
Please note that we are still working on a plastic-free solution for golf trollies, which are currently exempt from the plastic-free promise.
Your products will be packaged in:
Loose in a box
In an odour-free paper sealed with a sticker, this packaging is 100% recyclable.
During this plastic-free project trial, we are unfortunately unable to remove plastic attaching the tag to the product or the plastic holding spare buttons to the garment (depending on brand).
Depending on the manufacturer, some shoe boxes have a thin layer of plastic coating the paper box, which we are unfortunately unable to remove.
We are currently investigating how to have these plastics removed in the near future.
During this plastic-free project trial, we are going to store all the plastic waste that we have saved from being sent to our customers over the 12 month trial. This will help us visualize to our manufacturers how much unnecessary plastic is currently being used.
After the one-year trial has come to an end, we envisage one of the following options:
Recycle all LDEP-4 plastic we have prevented from being sent to customers
Commission an artist to melt down all LDEP-4 plastic and create some Glyde Golf branded goods with the material (most likely mug coasters.) These will be sent out to the customers who have shopped with us during the plastic free trial.
Commission an artist to melt down all LDEP-4 plastic and sculpt it into a trophy. This will be presented to the winners of a Glyde Golf open competition, which may run in 2022.
All orders over £40 for customers in mainland UK are shipped by DPD and are carbon neutral:
There is still plenty of work to be done to make ecommerce sustainable and we will continue to ask the brands we stock how they are planning to go plastic-free.
We are currently investigating how to remove the plastic attaching the tags to the product, which we hope to have resolved soon.
We would love our Plastic-Free Project to be publicised; before doing so, please contact us.