In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Lost Lanes website, www.ethical.market, for its environmental policy.
Ethical Market is a market place for "ethical" products. It sold a wide range of products from clothing to cosmetics to stationery.
To be listed on its website brand's products had to fit into one or more of Ethical Market's standards. Its standards included several provisions relating to the environment:
Organic: The seller confirms that this item or garment has been made primarily using materials raised in, or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards. These materials are free from herbicides, pesticides or genetically modified seeds.
Recycled: The seller confirms that the main components of this item or garment have been recycled/re-purposed from an existing previously used item.
Carbon Reduced: The seller confirms that this item or garments carbon footprint, through all stages of manufacturing has been significantly reduced in order to lower the effect of green house gasses.
Chemical Free: The seller confirms that this item has been manufactured without the use of hazardous chemicals which could be harmful to your body and the environment.
Energy Conscious: The seller confirms that this item or garment has been made using energy efficient manufacturing with the goal of reducing the energy used, or with renewable energy such as sun or wind power.
Eco Friendly Inks: The seller confirms that inks used in the printing of this item or garment are certified eco-friendly with no harmful chemicals that will affect the environment.
Sustainable: The seller confirms that the primary components of this item or garment have been created from sustainable resources, creating less of an impact on the environment.
However it did not require products to have met any of the environmental standards - it only required products to have been "Fairly Made". It was therefore not considered to be providing an environmental alternative and was not awarded an exemption for environmental reporting.
It therefore received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for environmental reporting.
https://ethical.market/ethical-standards/ (15 August 2018)