Total Sweet is made from sustainable European birch and beech wood and so nature is at the heart of everything we do. Without trees we wouldn't be able to do what we do and so we want to do our bit to thank the planet that gives them to us...
Corridors for wildlife
We have teamed up with a brilliant charity called SEED Madagascar to support them with an initiative called Project Ala (which means 'forest' in Malagasy).
The island of Madagascar is hugely important for animals and plants, with over 90% of those found there present nowhere else on Earth. Amongst its most famous inhabitants are lemurs, of which there are over 100 species or subspecies.
Unfortunately lemurs, and many other plant and animal species on Madagascar, are in serious decline, with deforestation being one of the major reasons.
Deforestation has meant that what forest is left has become fragmented, isolating lemurs and limiting their breeding opportunities. Project Ala aims to plant tree corridors between some of these segmented pieces of forest and thus allow lemurs, and other wildlife, to move more freely again and hopefully breed and increase in numbers.
We're proud to be sponsoring the tree nursery for Project Ala, where seeds and saplings will be grown and nurtured until they are big enough to be planted out to create the corridors. The nurseries will also act as classrooms for local people, to teach them about the project and the importance of preserving the flora and fauna of the island.
For more information on the project, or to donate directly to the Project, please click on the image below.
Over 60,000 trees planted to date
We have been helping plant trees with the charity Trees For The Future for a number of years and are proud to have planted over 60,000 to date.
We've been exploring bio-degradable packaging for some time, but don't feel the technology is quite right for xylitol yet. We'll be continuing to explore packaging options throughout 2020, but in the meantime our bags can be recycled at specialist recycling spots throughout the country, although not yet in your normal household recycling bins. Find your nearest recycling point by clicking here.