The Month Of The Planet

The Month Of The Planet

Global Recycling Day, Compost Week UK and International Day of Forests, altogether making March seemingly, the ‘month of the planet’.

What do Hideaway Home Fragrances and these three awareness days have in common? They all care about sustainability!

How do we do our bit?

Here at Hideaway Home Fragrances, we care about the impact we have on our environment and want to help create a more sustainable future. Therefore, we have chosen our materials and packaging very carefully!

Hideaway Home Fragrances Recyclable Packaging

All our candles and wax melts are hand poured and sustainably sourced. The tins we use for our candles can be recycled. We further try to minimise the impact our business has on the environment by using recyclable packaging. Our aim is quality before profit with a real focus on delivering responsible, sustainable products.

Over our first year of business, we also signed up to Ecologi and we have planted 763 trees for every order placed via our website.

See our forest:


Hideaway Home Fragrances Sustainability Work


What is ‘Global Recycling Day’?

Taking place every year on 18th March, Global Recycling Day recognises the people, places and activities that showcase how the Seventh Resource and recycling contribute to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future for all.

Global Recycling Day


Recycling is a key part of the economy, helping to protect our natural resources. Each year recycling saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions, and this is projected to increase to 1 billion tonnes by 2023. Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.

Want to get involved? Here are a few ways you can do your bit:

  • Quite an obvious one, recycle! Recycling helps reduce energy usage, the consumption of fresh raw materials, air/water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Enlighten others – bring recycling up in conversation
  • Show gratitude to those that recycle

What is Compost Week?

Compost Week UK celebrates the benefits of composting and encourages the UK to get involved. Compost is nutrient-rich material that can transform your soil and give plants a dramatic boost. It is created from decomposed organic matter, with help from bacteria, fungus, insects, and other organisms.

Compost Week


Waste not, want not… what can be composted?

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Corn cobs
  • Old flowers
  • Tea bags & leaves
  • Egg & cereal boxes
  • Grass cuttings
  • Cardboard &paper
  • Hay & straw

What can’t?

  • Nappies
  • Walnuts
  • Invasive weeds
  • Cat litter
  • Dog & cat poo
  • Diseased plants
  • Fish & bones
  • Dairy
  • Meat

What is International Day of Forests?

This 2023 calls for giving, not just taking, because healthy forests will bring healthy people. Forests contribute to our health in more ways than you would think. They purify the water, clean the air, capture carbon, provide food and life-saving medicines, and improve our wellbeing.


International Day Of Forests


It is down to us to safeguard these natural resources!

The United Nationals General Assembly made 21st March the International Day of Forests in 2012.

What are the key messages?

  • Forests are a vital source of food and nutrition. Nearly one billion people depend on harvesting wild food for nutritious diets
  • Forests are natural pharmacies – around 50,000 plant species have medicinal value
  • Healthy forests protect us from diseases
  • Forests boost our mental and physical health

Whether you decide to get behind one or all of these causes, show your support this March.


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