Environmental ResponsibilitiesREDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Read our story below, which explains how we make sure that nothing we use to make Stockmax is wasted, how the waste product can be used to make our Hotmax fuel logs, and how even the plastic bags used in our final product is completely recyclable.
Made from Pine
Stockmax Shavings are made from pine timber sourced entirely from sustainable UK forestry…
All bark that falls from the logs during processing is sent to garden centres…
We cut our shavings to an optimum size in our 3 purpose- built UK production plants…
We then screen and vacuum extract all the dust from our shaving. We extract over 3,000 tonnes of dust and particles from our shavings every year.
Made into Hotmax
Already very dry, this dust is compacted into high density, 100% natural wood Hotmax Heat Logs, making Hotmax one of the cleanest, most efficient and eco-friendly fuels available in the UK…
Thousands of customers now use our low dust, 100% natural shavings for their horses…
Return to the Soil
And the best way to dispose of their used shavings is to compost and return them to the soil…
All the plastic used in our bags is EU PE04 Low Density Polyethene 100% recyclable plastic, and the ink used on each bag is recyclable ink. 30% of each bag made from recycled plastic.
We are increasingly asked by customers for advice on the most effective way to dispose of used shavings.
So we have commissioned scientists at Napier University to come up with the definitive answer. Now the experiments are finished – and the answer is to turn your shavings into compost and return them to the soil.
Stockmax shavings, in the right natural conditions and with just a bit of sensible management, will obligingly turn themselves into re-usable, bio-degradable compost.
Don’t Throw it Away, Recycle for Another Day. As a company, we are continually striving to minimise our usage of plastics.
However, to ensure that a customer’s Stockmax Shavings stay in optimum condition, it is imperative that they are completely sealed in durable, 100% waterproof bags. The plastic also needs to have the capabilities of being branded.
We still take our recycling responsibilities very seriously though, and our use of plastic is no exception.