Our Environmental Impact

Here at Planetwrapit, we pride ourselves on giving more to the planet than we take and every time you buy from us it helps us make more of an impact.

In 2022, thanks to your orders we managed to plant over 700 trees!

For context, this number of trees potentially offsets up to 2,590 tonnes of CO2 which is amazing!

We still have a long way to go though - this year, we'd like to double the number of trees we plant. 

So how do we plant our trees? 

We use a mixture of tree planting schemes so our donations can have a maximum benefit. Most of our trees are planted via One Tree Planted which is a not-for profit organisation who plants trees according to where they are most needed to boost biodiversity, regeneration and an environmental boost.

When you plant a tree via the checkout your donation is planted by One Tree Planted and is credited automatically to them from your order.

We also choose to plant trees which have a specific social, economic and environmental benefit. One of these schemes is in Madagascar and is managed by Earthly.org.

Madagascar Tree Planting Project - Over 400 trees planted by us, to date.

In Madagascar, forest restoration is a critical issue- the country has lost over 90% of its native forest cover. This is a huge loss for biodiversity, since approximately 75% of its species are not found anywhere else in the world. It is our responsibility to protect what is left and help to reforest areas that have been destroyed.

Mangroves are an excellent forest type for restoration- it not only stores more carbon than traditional forests, it also provides multiple benefits to coastal communities like storm protection, water filtration and livelihood generation. Each mangrove tree removes around 308kg of CO2 from the atmosphere over the course of its life-cycle (approximately 25 years).

In Maroalika, the mangrove forests are also favored by native bird species. Replanting the mangrove forests is expected to bring back the once abundant bird diversity, but also restore the soil in the region which has been heavily degraded from charcoal harvesting.

What is planted?

 A mix of four different mangrove species are planted as well as at least 10% agroforestry trees to provide an additional source of income to the local people. The mangroves are planted directly from propagules, and Eden have discovered that mortality becomes irrelevant as natural regeneration occurs (after the inevitable loss of some propagules). Typically regeneration exceeds 200% of the original number of mangroves planted – we know, how cool is that!