At Robinson’s we believe in the importance of protecting our environment and as such we work hard on a day-to-day basis to reduce our impact.

Turtle bags


 We recently started selling Turtle Bags in our stores. These environmentally firendly organic cotton bags are certified under the       Global   Oganic Textile Standard (GOTS), which means no chemical pesticides or fertilisers are used in the production of the of the   fabric and farmers must work under safe conditions with an agreed minimum wage.

 Living on an island means we understand how vital it is to protect the sea and oceans from plastic waste! 

 We are promoting the use of Turtle Bags by our customers to cut down on the amount of plastic bags used in attempts to make our     island greener.





UNESCO Biospehere

In 2020 we became an official UNESCO Biospher partner, working to Connect people with nature,

celebrating our sense of place, and aiming for a sustainable future. Some of UNESCO Biosphere's aims are:


1. Protecting our natural resources

2. Developing our economy in a sustainable way – doing business responsibly, balancing the need for growth with respect for our natural, social and cultural environment.

3. Supporting and promoting our cultural heritage – for example, staff involvement in, or corporate sponsorship of, cultural events and groups.

4. Making our environmental impact positive wherever possible - this could include anything from energy saving and waste management measures to support of local environmental projects.




Wetlands Project



Reed beds have been grown on a sizeable area of land at Ballapaddag. These beds are an innovation solution to filter water and waste that includes starch that is a by product of preparing vegetables.

Our through the reeds beds the resultant waste water is further reduced by passing through a specially planted willow meadow.

This entire process has been encouraged and endorsed by conservation and wildlife bodies as a working example of an intelligent environmentally-friendly solution to a water issue.

Cardboard & Plastic Packaging

The majority of the packaging that our products arrive in is either cardboard or plastic, all of which is recycled. Last year over 200 tonnes of cardboard and paper were recycled.

Organic Waste

All organic waste produced from processing food and flowers is turned into peat free compost at Ballanevin and sold locally.


We work hard to reduce the energy required to operate our business. Over the last few years we have reduced our electricity consumption by over 15%.