Repair and Reuse
As a sustainable Scottish business, sustainability is at the core of our work. We hope that our repair service can extend the lives of beloved objects so that they don’t need to go to landfill. Above all we’re a zero waste business that aims to reuse as many items such as envelopes and shipping supplies.
Through our rehoming service, we also find new homes for toys that are no longer wanted. If they are damaged, we repair them and sell them for only the cost of the repair. If they are undamaged, we clean them and then either sell or give them away.
We aim to try to use all the packaging that comes to us again to package things. For example, we use only reused and recycled packaging – forgive us any crumpling! You can still re-use or recycle it when it arrives! The shredded paper can be composted, and other types of paper can be recycled. Bubble wrap can be recycled at large supermarkets with the carrier bags. Aleternativley, you can use it again to package something else.
Firstly we buy recycled paper, then we print or draw on both sides, afterwards we shred it and use it as packaging.
All of our textile waste is reused or recycled and made into new things. We use reclaimed, recycled and sustainably sourced fabrics wherever possible, for example for toiles and linings, and all of our facemasks are made from reclaimed and recycled fabrics.
Energy and carbon
As a sustainable Scottish business, all of the energy we use as a business is from sustainable renewable sources from Ecotricity.
Most of our staff live locally and walk and cycle into work or work from home. We even have a pedal powered teddy ambulance so our patients can travel in carbon neutral style!
We have also signed up for the race to zero challenge, and are committed to getting our emissions below net zero.
At Leith Toy Hospital, we are always looking for ways we can be more sustainable, so if you’ve got any ideas for us, we’d love to hear them – contact us.