ETHICS & ENVIRONMENT

At The Golden Rays we love the ocean and surfing. We are especially enthralled by being out in beautiful environments and feeling the full force of mother nature. With that in mind one of the key factors in our decision making is the environmental impact.

All of our orders are packed using fully recyclable and partially recycled packaging. In the past few years it has become glaringly apparent what a devastating impact single use plastic has on the planet, especially on the ocean and marine life. We try to avoid plastic when shipping orders to you. Some of our suppliers do wrap books in plastic for their protection, however we try our best to source products from businesses who have similar ethics to ours.

We believe in the protective properties of cardboard and paper, however to add that little bit of reassurance we also use packing peanuts when we ship orders. Whilst they may look like plastic foam these clever little nuggets are actually made from wheat starch and are so biodegradable that they actually dissolve in water!

In the future we plan to donate part of our sales to environmental causes, however at the moment we 're too small for this to be effective. We are, however, very proud that several of our favourite suppliers, Bueno! Books, Jonas Claesson and The Surfer's Journal, are proud members of 1% For The Planet, donating one percent of their total sales to grassroots environmental charities. Learn more about 1% For The Planet here.

We are passionate about the environment and very keen to act in the most ethically sound and sustainable way possible. If you have any feedback, ideas or would just like to talk about the profound importance of mother nature in all her glory please do not hesitate to get in touch by email at contact@thegoldenrays.com.