The Doctor isn’t the only person doing their bit for planet earth. When we came up with the idea for The Time Meddlers, we were keen to make a very conscious effort to do all that we can to ensure the sustainability of the products & packaging that we use. We were surprised to see how little effort is being made by other businesses to take steps towards running more environmentally- friendly operations. Because of this, we have embarked on a mission to be leader in the field not only as a retailer, but also a “green” business.
All of the boxes we use for shipping are 100% recyclable, and we encourage our customers to dispose of all waste responsibly. We also ask our suppliers to ensure that they do their best to use as much environmentally-friendly packaging material as they possibly can when sending us new products. We have never, and will never use plastic bags for shipping any products, as although a lot cheaper, these bags are often very bad for the environment and are not bio-degradable. We are also currently in negotiations to produce a range of exclusive merchandise, for which all packaging will be 100% recyclable, with the products being made from sustainable sources & materials, also.
Our carrier bags have been made from paper since the day we opened. We’re very proud of these, and again encourage customers to reuse or recycle responsibly once their goods are home and safe. We were surprised to learn that paper carrier bags actually cost (up to) more than 10x the price of their plastic counterparts! However, in our efforts to do the best we can for our planet, we will be sticking to paper bags and will never charge customers for them, either.
In our continuous effort to avoid waste, we’ve also put a deal in place with our clothing supplier in which clothing is produced to- order. This does mean that your goods may take an extra couple of days to arrive, however we feel this slight delay is more than justified when it reduces the excess stock and waste to zero.
Even our convention stands are built from repurposed pallets and wooden delivery crates. We worked alongside a specialist to design and build our stand which will be appearing at a convention near you very soon!